Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Specialized mosquitoes may fight tropical disease

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 virus.

Medical research

Researchers identify new cell that attacks dengue virus

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria

Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. A new control technique harnesses a naturally occurring bacterium called Wolbachia that blocks replication of viruses ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus

Ross River virus is Australia's most common mosquito-borne disease. It infects around 4,000 people a year and, despite being named after a river in North Queensland, is found in all states and territories, including Tasmania.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika, West Nile cases reported in Alabama

(HealthDay)—Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials.

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