chikungunya

9 articles
Could Genetically Modified Mosquitoes be the Solution?
Aug 1, 2016 | Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas

On February 2016, in a district of Piracicaba, Brazil, genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes were released in an effort to reduce diseases transmitted...

Vector Control: Our Best Chance in the Fight Against Zika
Jul 25, 2016 | Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas

Aedes aegypti in the Americas Latin America is currently fighting to prevent the diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito: Zika, Dengue,...

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review
Dec 29, 2015 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Outbreaks of 2014
Dec 31, 2014 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2014. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Virus Crossing Oceans: Chikungunya in the Americas
Sep 29, 2014 | Tobi Skotnes

While countries in Africa are battling the current Ebola outbreak, the Western Hemisphere is battling a chikungunya outbreak that has reached record...

Update on Chikungunya in the Americas
Jun 18, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral illness found for the first time in the Americas in December last year, has been spreading throughout Caribbean...

Infectious Diseases and the World Cup
Jun 16, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Over 600,000 people are expected to be traveling from around the world to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which began on June 12 in Brazil and will...

Outbreaks of 2013
Dec 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks. Our list is...

Chikungunya Virus Reaches WHO Americas Region
Dec 18, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean mosquitoes are out of the picture. On December 10, the World Health Organization reported two locally...