Could heatwaves burn out mosquito-borne disease?

Study shows the insects may be clever enough to defy climate change

A ballooning impact on human health from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever is one of the often-cited threats from global warming.

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Recently, researchers have been teasing out information on an apparent paradox: warmer and wetter weather means more mosquito breeding but the insects themselves have an innate susceptibility to extreme heat.

At present, the Aedes aegypti mosquito is on track to overlap with 50% of the world’s population by 2050, dramatically increasing the number of people who could