Author: Luísa Reis-Castro

The Vector, the Viruses, and the “Healthy World”: Placing Aedes aegypti in Brazil

Luísa Reis-Castro , September 2nd, 2020


Mosquito: the “most dangerous animal in the world,” human’s “deadliest predator.” This insect is often described as the most probable target for gene-editing technologies that have the potential…


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Who Should Be Concerned? Zika as an Epidemic About Mosquitoes and Women (and some reflections on COVID-19) by Luísa Reis-Castro

Luísa Reis-Castro , April 6th, 2020


For English click here. Quem deve se preocupar? Zika como uma Epidemia de Mosquitos e Mulheres (e algumas reflexões sobre o COVID-19) A nova epidemia de coronavírus, em…


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Histórias of Zika by Luísa Reis-Castro

Luísa Reis-Castro , December 2nd, 2019


For English click here. Era o ano de 1947. Em uma floresta chamada Zika, em Uganda, liderados pelo médico-entomologista escocês Alexander J. Haddow, pesquisadores colocaram macacos-rhesus em p…


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