Medical research

Safer viruses for vaccine research and diagnosis

A new technology to produce safer 'hybrid' viruses at high volumes for use in vaccines and diagnostics for mosquito-borne diseases has been developed at The University of Queensland.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connecticut sees first death this year from mosquito-borne EEE

A Connecticut resident has died from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the first such death in the state since 2013, health officials report. In addition, another person in the state has contracted the infection, as an outbreak ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to stay safe from eastern equine encephalitis

A second human case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection this year was confirmed in Massachusetts last week, in a young Grafton man. Meanwhile, the first human case of EEE in the state in six years—a man over ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trapping female mosquitoes helps curb chikungunya virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently developed an Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) that attracts and captures female mosquitos looking for a site to lay eggs. Now, researchers writing in PLOS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for japanese encephalitis vaccine

(HealthDay)—In the July 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for use of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

It's mosquito season: here's how to protect yourself

(HealthDay)—Summer is synonymous with mosquitoes, and that means possible exposure to the West Nile and Zika viruses. Both are spread mainly through mosquito bites.

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