Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protection from mosquitoes key to avoid West Nile virus

August to September is the peak of the West Nile virus (WNV) season and Atlanta area health officials have reported finding mosquitoes testing positive for the pathogen, including from 11 locations across DeKalb County. No ...

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Preventing a dengue outbreak at the 2020 Summer Olympics

In 2014, a dengue outbreak unexpectedly occurred in Tokyo. What does that mean for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in the city? Researchers report this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika detection breakthrough a potential lifesaver

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and colleagues in Brazil.

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Study explores new strategy to develop a malaria vaccine

A serum developed by Yale researchers reduces infection from malaria in mice, according to a new study. It works by attacking a protein in the saliva of the mosquitos infected with the malaria parasite rather than the parasite ...

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Mosquitoes spreading Zika virus in parts of U.S.: CDC

(HealthDay)—Zika infections are on the rise in parts of the United States where mosquitoes spread the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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New insights into how a virus-blocking bacterium operates in mosquitos

New research reveals details of the mechanism by which the bacterium Wolbachia blocks viruses in mosquito cells, suggesting that it reduces viral replication inside cells and that rapid degradation of viral RNA is involved. ...

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Bacteria block transmission of Zika and Dengue viruses

Scientists at the University of Glasgow's MRC Centre for Virus Researchopens (CVR) have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes.

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