Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Insecticides that kill mosquitoes have helped to fight malaria, but insecticide resistance is rising. Treating mosquitoes with drugs that target the disease-causing parasite offers another way of tackling malaria. Janet Hemingway Janet Hemingway is at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK. Contact Search for this author in: Any long-term programme ...
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University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that previous exposure to Dengue Fever lowers the risk of infection from the Zika virus, which may have implications for maternal health. The study was conducted with nearly 1,500 research volunteers residing in Salvador, Brazil, an "epicenter" of the 2015 Zika outbreak. Researchers found ...
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The recently announced Green New Deal, a resolution to help address the threats of climate change, gives public health advocates a chance to confront an overlooked consequence of climate change: worsening mosquito-borne illnesses. The resolution, which outlines projects designed to boost renewables, reduce emissions, and climate-proof the country’s infrastructure, was ...
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  Zika dynamics in South America The infection dynamics of Zika virus (ZIKV) are difficult to characterize. Many ZIKV infections are asymptomatic, and the clinical presentation of ZIKV is nonspecific. Rodriguez-Barraquer et al. took advantage of a long-term health study under way in Salvador, Brazil, the epicenter of the recent outbreak ...
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Cornell and Binghamton University researchers report for the first time that mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected. The findings were published Feb. 7 in the journal Current Biology. Until now, it was believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine ...
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