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Chrysanthemums: A natural deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-chrysanthemums-natural-deterrent-yellow-fever-mosquito.html

Chrysanthemums: A natural deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito Friday, December 21, 2018 by: Ellaine Castillo aedes aegypti , chrysanthemums , dengue , insecticidal activity , larvicidal activity , natural pest control , natural pesticides , yellow fever mosquito , yellow fever mosquito larvae , yellow sheena - (Natural News ) Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Vila Velha University, and The Federal University of Espírito Santo found a potential alternative ...

Pomelos found to be a great natural insecticide

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-02-pomelos-found-to-be-a-great-natural-insecticide.html

Pomelos found to be a great natural insecticide Friday, November 02, 2018 by: Ralph Flores aedes aegypti , Citrus grandis , dengue , functional food , goodfood , goodhealth , goodmedicine , goodscience , insecticides , natural ingredients , pomelo , vector diseases - (Natural News ) In the U.S., winter is the start of a lot of things: snow, the holiday season, and – for those who like it – citrus. ... In their study, published in the Indian Journal of Natural Products and Sciences, ...

Biotech company prepares to release GM mosquitoes in Florida neighborhood

https://www.naturalnews.com/048680_biotech_mosquitoes_florida_keys_gmos.html

To remedy the situation, British biotech firm Oxitec has patented a method of mutating Aedes aegypti with coral, cabbage, and elements of the E. coli bacteria and herpes simplex virus genes.(1) Translation: They've created a genetically-modified mosquito. ... Both diseases can be spread by Aedes aegypti.(1) Interestingly, both diseases are rare in the United States. "...

Google's sister company releasing 20 million mosquitoes infected with fertility-destroying bacteria... DEPOPULATION experiment?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-25-googles-sister-company-releasing-20-million-mosquitoes-infected-with-fertility-destroying-bacteria-depopulation-experiment.html

During the experiment, Verily Life Sciences will monitor the population density and egg hatching among the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. ... In Texas, for instance, Microsoft is experimenting with a “smart trap” that can isolate and capture Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. "...

Warning: Deadly Zika now sexually transmitted; Florida declares public health emergency

https://www.naturalnews.com/052900_zika_sexual_transmission_florida.html

They were found in people who had recently traveled in tropical regions, and were most likely infected by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. ... However, the Aedes aegypti mosquito does live in the south-eastern U.S. , and might cause small outbreaks as the weather warms. "...

Here's the science on why you're a mosquito magnet (plus some natural ways to keep them at bay)

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-26-heres-the-science-on-why-youre-a-mosquito-magnet.html

Here’s the science on why you’re a mosquito magnet (plus some natural ways to keep them at bay) Monday, August 26, 2019 by: Melissa Smith aedes aegypti , dengue , goodscience , infectious diseases , insect repellents , IR8a , Malaria , mosquito bites , mosquito repellents , mosquitoes , odor , remedies , research , smell - (Natural News ) Female mosquitoes rely on sensory information to find their food source – human blood. ... It is used by female mosquitoes, particularly the ...

Florida to deploy thousands of GMO mosquitoes to combat Zika; scientists say environmental impacts unknown

https://www.naturalnews.com/054917_zika_gmo_mosquitoes.html

The project, which is being led by Oxitec, a biotechnology firm focusing on insect control, calls for releasing thousands of GM male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. ... Those particular Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were engineered to pass on a gene that caused the vast majority of offspring to die before they matured. "...

Chrysanthemums hold potential for use as a natural pesticide

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-15-chrysanthemums-hold-potential-as-natural-pesticide.html

Chrysanthemums hold potential for use as a natural pesticide Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Ellaine Castillo aedes aegypti , chemical alternatives , chrysanthemums , dengue , goodhealth , insecticidal activity , larvicidal activity , natural pest control , natural pesticides , yellow fever mosquito , yellow fever mosquito larvae , yellow sheena - (Natural News ) Most flower arrangements aren’t complete without the beautiful chrysanthemums. ... A study by researchers from the Federal ...

Mosquitoes balance taste with risk: Study finds they can remember your smell, and if you tried to swat them

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-27-mosquitoes-can-remember-your-smell-and-if-you-tried-to-swat-them.html

Mosquitoes balance taste with risk: Study finds they can remember your smell, and if you tried to swat them Saturday, October 27, 2018 by: Ralph Flores aedes aegypti , aversive conditioning , discoveries , disease vector , dopamine , insects , mosquito , mosquitoes , olfactory learning , research , science - (Natural News ) There are a few insects, or animals for that matter, that can top our disdain for mosquitoes. ... For the study, the team trained female Aedes aegypti ...

Malaysia unleashes 6,000 genetically-modified mosquitoes into wild

https://www.naturalnews.com/031162_malaysia_mosquitos.html

Scientists programmed the 6,000 genetically-modified (GM) Aedes aegypti male mosquitoes in such a way that when they breed with females, the offspring will die early and thus reduce their overall population. Only Aedes aegypti female mosquitoes are able to spread dengue fever, according to reports, so officials saw no problem with allowing the modified males to be released in an attempt to help reduce the mosquitoes' overall population. "...

After the rain – mosquitoes: Epidemics of mosquito-borne illness occur about three weeks after a major rain event

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-08-epidemics-mosquito-borne-illness-occur-after-a-major-rain-event.html

- After the rain – mosquitoes: Epidemics of mosquito-borne illness occur about three weeks after a major rain event Friday, March 08, 2019 by: David Williams aedes aegypti , badhealth , chikungunya , epidemic , infections , mosquito , outbreak , pandemic , Zika virus - (Natural News ) Ever since it was first discovered and documented many decades ago, the Zika virus has been the subject of numerous studies that aim to find a way to better handle it during times of emergency. .....

US military used Zika mosquito as biological weapon against Communists

https://www.naturalnews.com/055030_zika_mosquitoes_biological_weapon.html

Sarah Laskow from Atlas Obscura tells the hidden story of Zika in a new investigative report, uncovering a little-known plot by the American military to use Aedes aegypti mosquitos, the main carriers of Zika, as a biological weapons delivery system during the McCarthy-era "Red Scare." ... Experiments that were previously hidden involved raising hundreds of thousands of A. aegypti mosquitos for the purpose of studying their spread. "...

UK company Oxitec plans to release GM mosquitoes in Panama without required risk assessment

https://www.naturalnews.com/044024_gm_mosquitoes_risk_assessment_oxitec.html

Because most of the offspring die before adulthood, this is intended to reduce the wild population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes , which carry the tropical disease dengue fever. ... "Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are part of a complex system which includes other mosquito species, the viruses they carry, and the humans that they bite," Wallace said. "...

Health Ranger warned about mad science GMO experiments years ago, now a deadly science catastrophe in South America may kill millions

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-25-gmo-experiment-deadly-catastrophe-south-america.html

Health Ranger warned about mad science GMO experiments years ago, now a deadly science catastrophe in South America may kill millions Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by: Ethan Huff aedes aegypti , badscience , catastrophe , chikungunya , Collapse , dengue , depopulation , fail , GMO , infectious disease , junk science , mad science , mosquitoes , population collapse , Prediction , propaganda , South America , transgenic , yellow fever , Zika - (Natural News ) Just like we’ve long ...

WARNING: Experts say GM mosquitoes could transmit modified DNA to humans

https://www.naturalnews.com/054940_zika_genetically_modified_mosquitoes.html

The lab-bred GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, according to Oxitec – the biotech company that breeds them – are genetically programed to mate with wild females and transfer a gene that is fatal to any offspring. But critics of the technique say too little is known about the potential for long-term environmental damage, as well as how humans will react to the injection of the gene if they are bitten by a GM Aedes aegypti mosquito. "...

GM mosquito release in Brazil causes dengue emergency, despite being touted as preventive tool

https://www.naturalnews.com/045997_gm_mosquitoes_dengue_fever_state_of_emergency.html

They are all males of the species Aedes aegypti, the only variety of mosquito that transmits the disease dengue fever. ... Convinced by Oxitec's claims that field trials had shown an 81 to 100 percent reduction in Aedes aegypti numbers, the Brazilian regulatory agency Comissao Tecnica Nacional de Biosseguranca (CTNBio) recently approved weekly releases of the GM mosquitoes in the city of Jacobina, where the trials took place. "...

Brazil, Malaysia cancel GM mosquito trials citing risks and ineffectiveness

https://www.naturalnews.com/049426_gm_mosquitoes_dengue_fever_oxitec.html

In fact, the risks were found to be so great that the plan was halted altogether; health officials expressed strong disinterest in pursuing the GM mosquito project after they found that these trials would ultimately be ineffective.(1) Releasing male GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the wild with the hopes that they would mate and produce offspring that would die before adulthood - and therefore prevent the spread of dengue - were found to carry risks on health, financial and environmental ...

Zika virus in Brazil raises mosquito and vaccine questions

https://naturalnewsblogs.com/zika-virus-brazil-raises-mosquito-vaccine-questions/

The carriers of the Zika virus are a mosquito with the scientific name of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. ... This strain of Aedes mosquitoes has been genetically modified to help eliminate dengue fever, which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. "...

CDC issues travel alert over Zika virus that causes miscarriages; affected regions include Latin America and the Caribbean

https://www.naturalnews.com/052702_zika_virus_cdc_alert_pregnant_women.html

For approximately two hours after the sun rises and several hours before it sets, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are out lurking, looking for blood to feed on or a pool of stagnant water to reproduce in. The Aedes mosquitoes are the infamous vectors of three nasty viral infections: dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever. "...

ALL ABOUT THE MOO-LAH: Four profit-driven agendas fueled by the manufactured Zika crisis

https://www.naturalnews.com/054952_zika_profit_potential_corporate_agendas.html

The mosquitoes are genetically modified to contain a "self-limiting" gene that prevents the Aedes aegypti species from producing offspring. ... Oxitec said that the insects would decrease up to 80 percent of Aedes aegypti species. "...