Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Homegrown strain of dengue fever virus pinpointed in florida

(HealthDay)—Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever in Florida carried a particular viral strain that they did not bring into the country from a recent trip abroad, according to a fresh genetic ...

Health

Are mosquito coils good or bad for our health?

The sight and smell of smouldering mosquito coils is a mainstay of summer. But is all that smoke really keeping away the swarms of mosquitoes, and is breathing in the smoke worse than mosquito bites for our health?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women

India has reported an outbreak of the Zika virus with 80 confirmed cases since last month including 22 pregnant women in the western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers study potential for emergence of mosquito-borne disease

With Zika virus raising concerns around the United States about the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, the transmission of these viruses has become paramount in terms of how, when and where they are spread. Researchers at ...

Medical research

New discovery could lead to powerful new anti-malaria drugs

An international study has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs. The paper "Quinolone-3-Diarylethers: a new class of drugs for a new era of malaria eradication" has been published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analyzing disease transmission at the community level

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found evidence of a role for neighborhood immunity in determining risk of dengue infection. While it is established that immunity can be an important ...

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