Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tiger mosquitoes are capable of transmitting yellow fever

Since December 2016, Brazil has been grappling with its worst yellow fever outbreak in several decades. To date, there have been 2,043 human cases including 676 fatalities, mainly occurring in ten Brazilian states including ...

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Asian tiger mosquito on the move

Due to global trade and tourism, mosquitoes—transmitters of dangerous infectious diseases—have spread to almost every part of the world. Moreover, climate change promotes the spread of species that thrive under warmer ...

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Tracking Aedes mosquito invasions in Panama

According to new research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Panama's government research institute, INDICASAT, mosquitoes in the genus Aedes, which carry a group ...


The buzz from your smartphone won't stop mosquito bites

Forget a peaceful night's sleep. The whine of a lone mosquito circling your bedroom can be incredibly frustrating. They're not just the deadliest animals on the planet, they could be the most annoying!

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Disappearing mosquitoes leave clues about basic ecology

Palmyra Atoll is a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 1,000 miles south of Hawaii and less than 3 square miles in area. Its only human inhabitants are small groups of scientists who use the island as a natural laboratory. ...

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How Kenya can manage its increasing dengue fever cases

A public health alert for 150 dengue fever cases has been issued in Mombasa, Kenya. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr Andrew Githeko on the effective management of this disease ...

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Traces of Zika Found in Asian tiger mosquito in Brazil

In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary vector, the yellow fever mosquito.

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