The Buzz about Mosquitoes: How They Find You and Why They Bite You

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Zika is the latest mosquito-borne illness to spread. It is not lethal, but researchers are investigating possible links to birth defects.

Mosquitoes are one of the downsides of summer. They bite and buzz and they carry infections, including malaria, dengue fever, and, in this area, West Nile virus. On this week's Please Explain, Anandasankar Ray, associate professor, Department of Entomology and Center for Disease Vector Research at the University of California Riverside, and Phil Lounibos of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory at the University of Florida, Vero Beach tell us all about mosquitoes.