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Radiolab

WHAT IF WE DON’T KILL ‘EM ALL?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

We can end the mosquito madness without turning a select few into genetically modified assassins. And the other ways to do it are just as far out. 

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Radiolab

KILL 'EM ALL

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?

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Radiolab

Mosquito Exclusive! Yes, They Bite, But Half The Time They Miss

Friday, August 09, 2013

You'd figure that mosquitoes, having been on our planet for the last 79 million years, would be really, really good at sucking blood. That's how they feed their young. Surprise! They're kind of bad at it. Today's feature: videos of mosquitoes missing veins and capillaries.

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The Takeaway

West Nile Cases in America at an All-Time High

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mosquitoes, generally a minor irritation, have become much more than that. Last week, infections and deaths attributable to the West Nile virus reached record levels at 1,993.

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WNYC News

Mosquito Spraying Slated for Manhattan

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New York City health officials say ground spraying to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus will be done in parts of Manhattan.

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WNYC News

As West Nile Virus Spreads Across the US, Cases Hold Steady in Metro Area

Thursday, August 23, 2012

West Nile Virus is on the upswing elsewhere in the country, but in this region — where the disease was first discovered in North America — it remains relatively mild.

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The Takeaway

GMMs: Genetically Modified Mosquitos

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Up until now, our main ways of combating mosquitoes involved avoidance and swatting. But a British biotechnology company is trying something different: the genetic modification of mosquitoes themselves.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mosquitoes!

Friday, May 25, 2012

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WNYC News

Mosquito Season May Have More of a Bite This Year

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This year's mild winter could come back to bite New Yorkers this spring and summer – literally. The city is in the midst of mosquito breeding season.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Mosquitoes, Why Me?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jonathan Day, professor of medical entomology at the University of Florida, follows up on the question of why mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Urban Mosquito

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Laura D. Kramer, professor of public health at SUNY Albany and director of the arbovirus laboratories at the New York State Health Department's Wadsworth Center, talks about a city pest - the Asian Tiger mosquito - that is proving aggressive and hard to control.

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WNYC News

West Nile Found in Mosquitoes on Staten Island

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes from Eltingville, a community in southern Staten Island, according to city health officials.

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