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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Low to Moderate Risk of Locally Transmitted Cases of Zika in Parts of Europe

May 24, 2016 — ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the Zika epidemic that continues to evolve in the Americas and the ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

Viruses Detected in Swedish Mosquito Larvae

May 12, 2016 — After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses ... read more

Birdcages Source of Dengue Virus

May 7, 2016 — Researchers in Malaysia and Japan have found that birdcages kept at home may be a breeding site for mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus to ... read more

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

Potential Role for Vaccine in Malaria Elimination

Apr. 12, 2016 — Although the World Health Organization decided not to recommend the use of RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate that is in development, in infants within the Expanded Programme of ... read more

Potential Pathway for Emergence of Zoonotic Malaria Identified

Apr. 4, 2016 — The parasite responsible for a form of malaria now spreading from macaques to humans in South Asia could evolve to infect humans more efficiently, a step towards enhanced transmission between humans, ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study on how the West Nile virus evolves in four species of mosquitos shows that viruses accumulate mutations in their insect carriers that reduce how well they reproduce when passed on to a ... read more

Curbing Malaria Resistance With Multiple Therapies

Mar. 29, 2016 — In order to preserve first-line drugs for treating malaria, multiple combination therapies should be deployed within a population to prevent resistance from developing, according to new ... read more

Scientists Unlock Genetic Secret That Could Help Fight Malaria

Mar. 29, 2016 — A group of scientists has discovered a long-hypothesized male determining gene in the mosquito species that carries malaria, laying the groundwork for the development of strategies that could help ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — New information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males -- strategies of interest to research teams across the ... read more

Mixed-Strain Malaria Infections Influence Drug Resistance

Mar. 22, 2016 — When hosts are co-infected with drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains, both strains are competitively suppressed. Anti-malarial therapy, by clearing the drug-sensitive parasites from mixed ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — More cities than previously assumed could soon grapple with the Zika virus if two species of mosquitos are found to be equally effective carriers of the disease, a disease ecologist and his ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Scientists identify how certain strains of the fatal neglected tropical parasite Leishmania donovani have become immune to drug treatment. The addition of just two bases of DNA to the gene LdAQP1 ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — An international team of scientists used an amplification technique to sequence the genomes of two divergent Plasmodium malaria species from miniscule volumes of chimpanzee blood to find clues about ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A simple technique for simultaneously detecting RNA from West Nile and chikungunya virus in samples from mosquitoes has been developed by a researcher who is now working to add the ability to screen ... read more

Acceptability of Alternative Drugs and Strategies to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in Kenya

Mar. 18, 2016 — Researchers have completed a study to assess the acceptability among pregnant women and health providers in Kenya of a new drug as an alternative to the standard drug used to prevent malaria in ... read more

Change in Mosquito Mating May Control Zika Virus

Mar. 11, 2016 — Genetic cues from male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes passed on during sex affect which genes are turned on or off in a females' reproductive tract post-mating, including genes related to blood ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A therapeutic compound has been developed that is effective in inhibiting Plasmodium falciparum, one of five species of parasite that infects people with malaria, and the strain which causes the ... read more

Patterns of Brain Swelling May Explain Susceptibility of Children to Cerebral Malaria

Mar. 10, 2016 — Brain swelling is a strong predictor of death in children with cerebral malaria (a severe form of the disease where parasites have accumulated in brain vessels), and also in mice with experimental ... read more

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