Mosquito ‘spit glands’ hold key to curbing malaria, Zika, study shows
Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them.
India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women
India has reported an outbreak of the Zika virus with 80 confirmed cases since last month including 22 pregnant women in the western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.
Diagnostic tool detects disease-carrying mosquitoes
Researchers investigating the pathogens that transmit Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya or yellow fever would heave a sigh of relief, as a new diagnostic tool that detects these microorganisms has been developed.
Containing disease outbreaks in Nigeria through continuous surveillance, research
Four years after the first Ebola case was reported in Nigeria on July 20, 2014, several researches are ongoing to discover cure as well as prevent further infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics in Africa. Nigeria has been charged to strengthen efforts to avert emerging or reemerging pathogens of Lassa fever, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), Ebola…
Chloroquine reduces transmission of Zika virus from mother to fetus
A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego School of Medicine, United States (U.S.), has found that a medication...
Kissing unlikely to pass on Zika virus
Kissing is unlikely to pass on the Zika virus, which is harmless for most people but can cause severe brain damage in unborn children, a study with monkeys showed Monday.
Mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus could spread other viruses
"A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses at once," said Claudia Ruckert, post-doctoral researcher in CSU's Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory.
Scientists create mosquitoes resistant to dengue virus
After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue fever—a mosquito-borne viral disease—continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year.