Health

Easing the itch of a mosquito bite

There are millions of mosquitoes swarming this summer, sucking blood and leaving itchy, red bumps on the skin.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers developing maps on Zika virus infection risk

The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Environmental factors play a role, as do socioeconomic factors. Recently, several attempts have be made to predict the transmission risk of ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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