News tagged with mosquito bite
Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other – a social behaviour to ensure the parasite's survival and improve its chances of being transmitted ...
Medical research May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Fresh insight into the parasite that causes malaria suggests a new way to develop drugs and vaccines to tackle the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Madeira, Portugal that has infected more than 1,300 people, an EU agency said.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a breakthrough that could accelerate malaria vaccine and drug development, scientists announced today that, for the first time ever, human volunteers were infected with malaria via a simple injection of cryopreserved sterile ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dengue has spread in Portugal's Madeira archipelago since it appeared last week and there are now 18 confirmed cases, health officials said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 10, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Portuguese health authorities on Thursday reported two cases of full-blown mosquito-borne dengue on the popular tourist archipelago of Madeira and said another 22 people were suspected of carrying the virus that causes the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Health officials say they're convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America's shores in 1999.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Three people have died in the first ever outbreak of the West Nile virus in Serbia, in which 35 contracted the disease, health authorities said Saturday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—While the death toll from the West Nile virus cases in the U.S., currently 41, is alarming, most people exposed to it never develop symptoms, notes Tom Russo, MD, professor of medicine at the University ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Entomologists and public health officials are worried that a near record number of Georgians will be sickened with West Nile virus in 2012. The virus usually peaks between Aug. 15 and Sep. 15 in Georgia ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There is little evidence that over the counter remedies for simple insect bites actually work, and in most cases, no treatment at all will suffice, concludes an evidence review in the April Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). ...
Medications Apr 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new malaria vaccine could be the first to tackle different forms of the disease and help those most vulnerable to infection, a study suggests.
Medical research Oct 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes ...
Medical research Sep 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They've rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don't spread the dengue ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Mast cells, which can help the body respond to bacteria and pathogens, also apparently sound the alarm around viruses delivered by a mosquito bite, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.
Medical research May 16, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |