WHO backs trials of bacteria, genetic modification to fight Zika mosquitoes

Courtesy The News International LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for pilot projects to test two experimental ways to curb Zika-carrying mosquitoes, including testing the release of genetically modified insects and bacteria that stop their eggs hatching. Zika virus, which is sweeping through the Americas, is transmitted primarily by the Aedes aegypti…

Deadly disease outbreak in Wisconsin baffles public health officials

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness A mysterious cluster of deadly bloodstream infections in Wisconsin has set state and federal disease detectives scrambling to understand why a common and generally harmless microbe is suddenly wreaking such havoc. The outbreak has killed 15 people and sickened 33 others in a cluster of counties surrounding Milwaukee. Public health…