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Eastern equine encephalitis is a potential deadly but rare disease that causes brain damage.

A 14-year-old girl in Michigan was put on a ventilator after contracting EEE. The rare mosquito-borne virus kills a third of people infected, and it&#...

One woman in Massachusetts has already died from the disease, which is also in Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Delaware.
Yonta, 6, rests with her sister Montra, 3, and brother Leakhena, 4 months, under a mosquito bed net keeping dry from the monsoon rain in Cambodia.

Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead

As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.
People queue outside a health center as they wait to get treatment for malaria, in San Felix, Venezuela on November 10, 2017.

Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them.

Target Malaria plans on releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa, and it is targeting female mosquitoes that transmit malaria.
There are some key differences between mosquito bites and bed bug bites.

5 ways to tell the difference between a bed bug or mosquito bite

If you don't know whether those itchy bumps on your skin is a bed bug or mosquito bite, here are five key differences between the two.

How to avoid tick and mosquito bites this summer — a step-by-step guide

Blood-sucking pests like ticks and mosquitoes can carry a host of bad diseases that can cause permanent harm or even death. Fortunately, with some preparation, you can reduce your risk of contracting a serious tick- or mosquito-borne illness.

How to choose the most effective bug spray to keep mosquitoes and ticks away

Effective products against mosquitoes contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or PMD (though some should not be used on kids under three). Some of the same products work for ticks, but they can be less effective.
The virus is carried by a relative of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika.

A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here’s what to know about the Keystone virus

A Keystone virus infection has been confirmed in a human for the first time. The virus is known to be widespread, and it comes from a virus family that's known to cause brain inflammation. It's another reminder that there are always emerging disease to watch for.

5 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Bloodsuckers are picky creatures.

The most dangerous risks to your health this summer — and how to prevent them

Enjoy yourself in the summer. But when necessary, wear sunscreen and insect repellant, drink water, and practice caution — your life may depend on it.

9 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.