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  1. infant
    Health & Medicine

    Healthy babies exposed to Zika in the womb may suffer developmental delays

    A small group of Zika-exposed children in Colombia who were born healthy missed milestones for movement and social interaction by 18 months of age.

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  2. Mosquito control worker in Brazil
    Health & Medicine

    Dengue cases in the Americas have reached an all-time high

    There have been more dengue cases in the Americas this year than ever before, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

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  3. Aedes aegypti
    Animals

    Genetically modified mosquitoes have been OK’d for a first U.S. test flight

    After a decade of heated debate, free-flying swarms aimed at shrinking dengue-carrying mosquito populations gets a nod for 2021 in the Florida Keys.

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  4. many-banded krait snake
    Health & Medicine

    No, snakes probably aren’t the source of that new coronavirus in China

    Scientists are skeptical about a new study that pinpoints snakes as the animal reservoir for the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China.

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  5. Anopheles mosquito
    Chemistry

    Heating deltamethrin may help it kill pesticide-resistant mosquitoes

    A simple chemical trick creates a much faster-acting form of a common insecticide, which could help fight malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

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  6. Health screening in Guangzhou
    Health & Medicine

    WHO says China’s coronavirus outbreak isn’t a global emergency yet

    While the WHO says the coronavirus outbreak isn’t a global emergency, China has locked down several large cities to stop the virus from spreading.

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  7. Pau da Lima neighborhood
    Health & Medicine

    In some cases, getting dengue may protect against Zika

    A Zika outbreak in a Brazilian slum suggests that the timing of dengue infections may matter for protection against Zika.

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  8. Lassa virus
    Health & Medicine

    DNA tests of Lassa virus mid-outbreak helped Nigeria target its response

    New technology for analyzing genetic data quickly in the field guided how Nigeria dealt with an outbreak of Lassa fever in 2018.

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  9. baby with Zika-related microcephaly
    Health & Medicine

    Zika may harm nearly 1 in 7 babies exposed to the virus in the womb

    A new CDC report tallies neurological and developmental problems, in addition to birth defects, possibly due to Zika in U.S. territory–born babies.

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  10. mosquito
    Animals

    Geneticists close in on how mosquitoes sniff out human sweat

    A long-sought protein proves vital for mosquitoes’ ability to detect lactic acid, a great clue for finding a human.

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  11. Zika virus
    Life

    Zika gets the most extreme close-up of any flavivirus

    The closest look yet at Zika virus may reveal some vulnerabilities.

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  12. Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito
    Animals

    A protein in mosquito eggshells could be the insects’ Achilles’ heel

    A newly discovered protein found exclusively in mosquitoes may one day help control their numbers.

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