mosquito

25 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,...

Yellow Fever Claims 125 in Angola
Mar 4, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

Since December 5, 2015, a Yellow fever outbreak in Angola has claimed 125 lives, with 664 suspected cases [1, 2]. The municipality of Viana in Luanda...

Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Cambodia
Jan 27, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

An NIH study published in The Lancet Infectious Disease earlier this month indicates that the anti-malarial medication dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine...

Dengue Escalates in Southeast Asia
Jun 20, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Cases of dengue fever have increased in Southeast Asia over the last few months. Vietnam has reported more than 20,000 cases of dengue so far in 2015...

Just the Vax, Please: A Dengue Vaccine - This Time It’s Personal
Apr 7, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Everything hurt. For the first time in my life, I could feel the tiny muscles behind my eyeballs. And they ached. It all ached. I had dengue fever...

Spotlight on Zika Virus: An insect-borne STD?
Feb 5, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of Zika virus. It’s a relatively unknown mosquito-borne infection that causes only mild illness and 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...

With Summer Comes Mosquitoes: Australia Health Dept. Warns of Ross River Virus
Dec 12, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

On December 9, Australia’s Northern Territory health department warned residents that this season’s mosquito numbers and high tide do not bode well...

Fifth Dengue Serotype Discovered
Oct 25, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Mother Nature decided that four serotypes of the dengue virus was not enough, so she threw number five our way. Nikos Vasilakis, PhD of the...

New Malaria Vaccine Glitters; Is it Gold?
Aug 26, 2013 | Jason Hayes

According to a recent study published in Science magazine, the Maryland-based biotechnology firm Sanaria might have succeeded where many others have...

New Malaria Drug: A Step Towards Eradication?
Mar 29, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Malaria prevention and eradication has long been a goal of health officials around the world. New research shows promise: a compound with the...

The Deadly Virus That's Spreading Faster Than Malaria or West Nile
Mar 14, 2013 | Jason Hayes

About half of the world is at risk of a virus that Americans don’t know at all. For Americans, dengue fever is about as foreign as the metric system...

Study Links Orchards with Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile in the United States
Feb 1, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found a link between West Nile virus prevalence and land use, climate and wildlife populations in...

Dengue Bites Back
Jan 29, 2013 | Catherine Stecyk

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that dengue is the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease. As reported by Reuters, dengue...

New Method to Diagnose Malaria
Dec 10, 2012 | Adham Abdel Mottalib

Thanks to a team of researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark, it is now possible to conduct a highly sensitive malaria diagnosis from a single...

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Sudan
Oct 31, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

The mystery fever affecting Darfur has been identified as yellow fever, according to the WHO. Yellow fever is an arbovirus (an acronym for arthropod...

Newly Discovered Mosquito Virus Could Lead to Vaccines and Treatments
Sep 25, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Researchers have identified a previously unknown virus that could pave the way for important medical innovations against dangerous mosquito-borne...

New Malaria-Carrying Mosquito Found in Kenya
Sep 19, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Malaria is transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. Within the Anopheles genus (“genus” being a group of organisms with common characteristics...

Dengue Reemerges in Greece
Sep 5, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

An elderly gentleman died on August 30 of hemorrhagic fever in Patras, Greece. Doctors believe it was a complication due to infection with dengue...

WNV: Mass. reports second human case; CDC says one of “largest West Nile virus outbreaks ever”
Aug 23, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In a special telebriefing on West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States, Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Division of Vector-borne Infectious...

Epidemic of West Nile Virus Hits Dallas County
Aug 9, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Update: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced that Dallas County is in a State of Emergency due to the West Nile Virus epidemic. The Dallas...

Mosquitoes Infected with EEE Found in Mass.
Jul 12, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Wednesday, July 11, Mass. health officials announced finding four mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Catherine Brown, State...

New Test Detects Dengue Virus Faster
Jun 26, 2012 | David Bui

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new test to rapidly diagnose dengue infection in humans. The test, developed by the Centers for...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Rise in Australia
Sep 2, 2011 | Glory Song

Australia’s Bellarine Peninsula has seen a large increase in the number of Buruli ulcer (also known as Bairnsdale ulcer or Searl ulcer) cases caused...