Like bees, flies are also pollinators that are important members of the ecosystem. Though they could carry hundreds of bacteria species, researchers believe they could potentially benefit public health monitoring.
Public Health November 25, 2017
A new Ebola outbreak has just been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo but vaccine rVSV Zebov-GP could end it. Just how effective are vaccines in the face of epidemics?
Feature | Health May 14, 2017
Researchers estimate that as many as 2.6 billion people in Asian and African countries are at risk of Zika outbreaks. This is based on an analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns related to ongoing transmissions of the virus.
Public Health September 2, 2016
A new model can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases such as Zika, Ebola and Lassa fever. The model uses changes in population growth, land usage and climate to determine outbreak risks.
Public Health June 13, 2016
Microsoft researchers are trying to predict disease outbreaks before they happen. Project Premonition aims to use flying drones, cloud computing and advanced molecular biology to detect infectious diseases in mosquitoes.
Earth/Environment June 10, 2015
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