vector

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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,...

Dengue Epidemic in Brazil
May 13, 2015 | Noushin Berdjis

 The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported 746,000 registered cases of Dengue fever and 229 confirmed deaths since January 2015 [1,3]. This marks...

Antibiotic Use and Mosquitoes' Ability to Transmit Malaria
Feb 2, 2015 | Emily Cohn

In an article published in Nature Communications in January of 2015, a connection was revealed between the presence of antibiotics in human blood and...

Spotlight: Oh, You Dirty Rat!
Jan 9, 2014 | Katharine York

We’ve covered a lot of diseases over the past few years, but what we haven’t covered much of are the vectors that carry them. A few months ago, we...

Summer Heat Fuels Tick Illnesses
Jun 26, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

  On June 20 we celebrated the summer solstice, marking the beginning of summer and the favorite season of both outdoor enthusiasts and,...