mosquitoes

First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed

The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent.

10th person dies from rare EEE infection

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reduced the number of deaths in the state from Eastern equine encephalitis from four to three, bringing the nationwide total to nine deaths.

West Nile virus cases rose in the US in 2018, killing 167 people

The number of West Nile virus cases rose across the United States last year, killing 167 people, according to data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say the increase, while small, underscores the need to protect against mosquitoes during the hot summer months.

Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record

More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue in the last 24 hours, amid the country's worst outbreak on record, a senior health ministry official said Tuesday.