- Dead mosquitoes and blood smeared on a wall helped Chinese police from Fuzhou, Fujian province, solve a burglary that occurred on June 11.
- The intruder reportedly used a balcony to break into an apartment before lighting mosquito coils, cooking eggs and noodles and sleeping overnight there.
- During their investigation, the authorities discovered two mosquito corpses with blood smears on one of the apartment’s living room walls.
- After taking blood samples from the wall for DNA testing, the police identified the intruder, a known criminal surnamed Chai.
- Chai reportedly confessed to the crime and four other break-ins after his arrest on June 30.
Chinese police identified a burglar after taking samples from two mosquitoes he killed while breaking and entering last month.
A young artist has gone viral on Twitter after sharing her collection of every mosquito she has ever slaughtered.
The artist, who goes by the handle @zynapsed, was participating in the “how-it-started vs. how-it’s-going” trend, which shows one’s progress on whatever pursuit they have embarked on.
Researchers are getting close to eliminating mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus after seeing a massive drop in infections in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
What happened: The infection rate in the city dropped significantly by 77% after scientists released about 6 million mosquitoes infected by the Wolbachia bacteria which is used to target the virus, according to The Guardian.
As humidity rises in many Asian countries, the abundance of mosquitoes become increasingly problematic.
In Japan, where the disease-carrying insects arrive at the start of the summer, a Twitter user has offered a solution to this problem using a common cleaning tool, SoraNews24 reports.
A new form of malaria that is resistant to today’s standard treatment, currently being referred to as “Super Malaria,” has broken out in Southern Vietnam.
According to BBC, scientists are warning the public that the rapid spread of “Super Malaria” in Southeast Asia could pose a global threat. The first case of parasitic infection of this drug resistant Malaria was in Cambodia back in 2007. And ever since then, it has traveled across SEA to Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and now Vietnam.
Sleeping next to a live chicken can keep mosquitoes from sucking the life out of you.
Scientists have discovered that mosquitoes steer clear of areas where they detect odor emitted by fowl such as chickens. It’s a natural mosquito repellant that has the potential to help with the malaria pandemic that puts 3.2 billion people around the world at risk.
If you think you have it bad because mosquitoes think your blood is delicious, then you haven’t seen this guy.
A 30-year-old man named Zhang from Jiangsu, China is still suffering from what looks like one of the worst mosquito bites of all time months afterward.