Tag: Chikungunya

Large Parts Of Europe Could Be At Risk From Diseases Spread By Insects

Scientists warned that climate change will bring mosquitos that carry diseases like dengue and chikungunya to Europe. The authorities should begin preparing for outbreaks of tropical diseases transmitted through insect bites.

Public Health April 16, 2019

Tick, Flea, And Mosquito Infections More Than Tripled Since 2004: Here's How To Protect Against Bug Bites

Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.

Public Health May 3, 2018

Millions Of Mosquitoes Released In Miami: Here's Why This Is A Good Thing

Millions of mosquitoes were released in South Miami's Brewers Park. The mosquitoes, however, are special, as they are bred in a laboratory to carry the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria, which will help control the insect's population.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Zika-Like Yellow Fever Raises Concern Despite Availability Of Vaccine: Here's Why

U.S. health officials have warned that advancement of Zika-like yellow fever in Brazil could pose another mosquito-borne health threat to the United States. They urged for closer monitoring of the outbreak, which is moving from less populated areas to cities.

Public Health March 11, 2017

Mosquitoes Can Infect You With Two Viruses In One Bite: Safe And Natural Ways To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes can infect humans with chikungunya and Zika virus in just one bite. How do you avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes without using insect repellents?

Public Health November 17, 2016

Mosquito Saliva Found Effective At Keeping Dengue Virus At Bay

Mosquito saliva could offer protection against Dengue virus, reports a recent study. It is found that the protein D7 present in the mosquito spit inhibits the transmission of virus into the host.

Public Health September 22, 2016

3-In-1 Test For Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Gets Emergency FDA Approval

A new three-in-one diagnostic test for Zika, chikungunya and dengue has been granted emergency approval by the FDA. The new test kits will be distributed to qualified labs across the United States.

Life March 19, 2016

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Pose Threats Beyond Zika Virus

The fight against Zika virus continues, but experts warn that Zika is just one of the many diseases transmitted by mosquitoes around the world at an increasing rate. These continent-jumping diseases continue to threaten populations around the world.

Life March 14, 2016

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Can Cause Fatal Brain Infection

The chikungunya virus can cause potentially deadly encephalitis, particularly in infants and older adults. To date there is still no vaccine or cure available to treat the mosquito-borne infection.

Life November 27, 2015

Are You A Mosquito Magnet? Here Are Some Tips To Repel Them

Scientists have already identified why some people are more prone to mosquito bites. Health authorities are encouraging the public to take action to prevent mosquito bites.

Life July 21, 2015

Mosquito Warning: How To Avoid Mosquito Bites In The Heat Of Summer

This summer, doctors are keen to remind us about the must-knows, must-haves and must-dos in order to avoid mosquito bites and further prevent mosquito-borne diseases.

Life July 16, 2015

Travel History of Patients may Help Distinguish Chikungunya from Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers said that doctors should check on their patients' travel and medical histories in order to better identify whether Chikungunya or Rheumatoid Arthritis is behind the symptoms.

Life January 31, 2015

GMO Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Plan to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes in the Florida Keys by releasing genetically modified insects has residents, scientists at odds. Petition against the use of GMO mosquitoes has attracted 130,000 signatures.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 29, 2015

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Be Released in Florida Keys: Don't Panic...That's Good News

In a bid to curb the spread of dengue and chikungunya, scientists propose releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida Keys to reduce the number of bugs that can potentially spread the diseases.

Life January 26, 2015

Experimental chikungunya vaccine found 'safe and well-tolerated' in first human trial

First human trials done for chikungunya virus vaccine and the participants did not show any symptoms of serious side effects. The vaccine can still take years before it is released commercially.

Life August 17, 2014

New vaccine may ward off Chikungunya virus

The Chikungunya virus has reached the United States where four domestic cases of the virus were reported last month in Florida. However, a new vaccine that has shown promise may soon solve the issue.

Life August 15, 2014

Chikungunya virus spikes in NY and NJ, CDC reports

The first local chikungunya virus cases have been reported in the United States. The CDC says this could lead to more cases of this disease as the virus continues to spread in the US and Caribbean islands.

Life July 30, 2014

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus declared epidemic in Puerto Rico, 2 cases in the States

First cases of mosquito-borne disease hitting the Caribbean region hard are confirmed in the U.S. One patient thought to have been infected here, not during travel abroad.

Life July 18, 2014

Four cases of chikungunya in Boston area, confrim health officials

Four individuals in the Boston area who recently traveled to Caribbean islands were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne chikungunya. Health officials said there are no public threats because the disease does not spread between humans.

Life July 7, 2014

Chikungunya spreading, mosquito-borne virus is being viewed as a national threat

There are now two more confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus, chikungunya, in Florida with two residents testing positive for the disease. So far, all cases recorded have been people infected while they were abroad.

Life June 18, 2014

Chikungunya virus hits North Carolina, Tennessee, other U.S. states

Coming from a beach vacation in the Bahamas? Beware! Health officials have reported a painful new virus-borne illness contracted through a mosquito bite, and it’s said to originate in the Caribbean.

Life June 15, 2014

Chikungunya bites the Caribbean hard, reported cases climb to 55,000

Chikungunya has affected around 55,000 people after its outbreak in December 2013. Health officials are working hard to control the disease and reduce the population of mosquito in the affected areas.

Life May 24, 2014

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