Tag: Mosquito-borne disease

Florida Teen Is First Known Case Of Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus Infection In Humans

The 16-year-old boy was tested for Zika and other related viruses. It took more than a year of testing and analyses before he was diagnosed of Keystone virus, which had not been previously found in humans.

Public Health June 22, 2018

Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases Such As Zika And Lyme Surge To ‘Astronomical Levels’

The CDC reported that vector-borne diseases from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have more than tripled since 2004. Experts are investigating the role of climate change in the spread of these diseases.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Researchers In Kenya Made Human Blood Deadly To Mosquitoes

In experiments that involved malaria patients, up to 97 percent of mosquitoes that fed on the participants' blood samples died. Here's how the researchers made human blood poisonous to these disease carriers.

Public Health March 29, 2018

Swatting Mosquitoes Trains Them To Stay Away From You: Other Ways To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Swatting mosquitoes away is one way of teaching them to avoid you, a new research suggests. Here are other recommended ways to avoid getting bitten by these disease-carrying bugs.

Public Health January 29, 2018

Swatting Mosquitoes Teaches Them To Avoid You: Study

Mosquitoes can distinguish the scent of hosts that exhibit defensive behaviors such as swatting. Understanding the behavior of these pesky pests has important implications in mosquito control to fight Zika, dengue, and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Animals January 26, 2018

Dengvaxia: Philippines Probes Immunization Program Involving Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine That May Pose Health Risks

Earlier recommendations greenlighted administration of Sanofi's Dengvaxia in healthy individuals to prevent dengue fever. Findings of a new long-term study, however, found the dengue vaccine could pose risk to certain individuals.

Medicine December 4, 2017

Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Zika Virus, Chikungunya And Dengue

Verily's technologically advanced Debug Project is already underway in Fresno County. How will releasing 20 million bacteria-infected male mosquitoes help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes?

Public Health July 15, 2017

Houston Officials Consider Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika Virus

Officials of Harris County are considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika virus and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases. The technology may fill in the gaps in existing methods to contain the spread of all mosquito-borne diseases.

Public Health March 21, 2017

How West Nile Virus Transmission Is Higher During Drought

It has been thought in the past that West Nile virus epidemics spread in most ideal temperatures of transmission. The new study, however, shows us how West Nile virus transmission is higher during drought.

Public Health February 12, 2017

CDC Announces First Case Of Female-To-Male Zika Infection

CDC reported the first known case of Zika transmission from female to male through sexual contact. Experts said it is also possible that infection of the mosquito-borne virus can occur between female sex partners.

Public Health July 16, 2016

West Nile Detected In California

Three cases of West Nile virus infections have been detected in California since the start of July. Officials said the latest of these infections was found in a dead bird recovered in Santa Cruz County.

Public Health July 11, 2016

Microcephaly Cases In Brazil Rise To 5,235

Microcephaly is supposedly a rare condition, but the number of confirmed and suspected cases in Brazil is now 5,235. Zika virus is strongly linked to this surge in birth defects.

Life March 31, 2016

Discarded GlaxoSmithKline Drug Fights Two Disease-Causing Viruses In Lab

GlaxoSmithKline discarded GSK983 drug due to its side effects in clinical trials. Lab tests, however, suggest a strategy so this abandoned drug can be used to fight disease-causing viruses such as those that cause Zika, dengue and ebola.

Life March 29, 2016

Planning To Get Pregnant? Here's What You Should Know About Zika Virus

Pregnant women are the ones most affected by the new Zika virus outbreak that has ravaged the Americas in the past few months. Health officials urged pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant to practice abundance of precaution.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2016

Hawaii Island Declares State Of Emergency Over Outbreak Of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever

Hawaii's Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in the region. The outbreak is the largest since the 1940s, health officials said.

Life February 10, 2016

This Is What Could Happen If Zika Virus Spreads In The US

Experts said that it is just a matter of time before the mosquito-borne Zika virus arrives in the U.S. Here's what could happen once an outbreak occurs.

Life January 24, 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

Scientists Figure Out How Mosquitoes Always Manage To Find Tasty And Unsuspecting Human Host

Mosquitoes target animals, including humans, using a variety of senses. But which is most important?

July 17, 2015

MSU Doctors Find How Cerebral Malaria Kills Children: Breakthrough May Save Lives

A number of children who died from cerebral malaria, the deadliest mosquito-borne disease, suffered from severe swelling of the brain. The findings could pave the way to improved treatment and save lives.

Life March 19, 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

'Super Mosquito' is Resistant to Malaria Insecticide

Efforts to control malaria may have driven the evolution of a new, insecticide-resistant species of mosquito, scientists say. Experts say it is not an unexpected consequence.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2015

Malaria Deaths Have Halved Globally Since 2000 but Ebola Remains a Concern: WHO

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa negatively affects control and treatment of malaria so WHO recommended temporary measures for fighting the mosquito-borne disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Life December 9, 2014

Sanofi dengue vaccine 89 percent effective on hemorrhagic fever

An experimental vaccine developed by Sanofi significantly reduces risks of the severe form of dengue which could lead to hospitalizations and death.

Life July 13, 2014

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