Vector Borne Disease

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Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

<b>A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say.</b><p>The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, in early signs the parasite is evolving resistance.<p>A team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine …

Medicine

With malaria, bugs matter more than bites

In the battle against malaria, science is taking a true 360-degree approach. There are techniques that render mosquitoes immune to the parasites (and …

Researchers discover 2 new disease-carrying mosquitoes in Florida

MIAMI – Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida's Everglades.<p>The scientists involved say this could raise the risk of mosquito-borne viruses reaching people and birds, but health officials say it's too early …

Viruses

GM malaria vaccine 'milestone'

<b>A malaria vaccine that uses a weakened form of the parasite has passed a "critical milestone" in human safety trials, say researchers.</b><p>Doctors used a genetically modified form of malaria that was unable to cause a full infection in people.<p>Trials, published in the journal Science Translational …

Medicine

Fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus

WHO statement<br>18 November 2016<p>The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the …

Zika Virus

Aedes

The mosquito genus <i>Aedes</i> on this website also refers to the <i>Ochlerotatus</i> group.<p><i>Aedes</i> are found throughout the world. <i>Aedes</i> mosquitoes can carry a …

Don't Be Alarmed But Scientists Have Discovered More Than 1,500 New Viruses

They've been 'hiding' for billions of years.<p>Scientists have discovered more than 1,500 new viruses in invertebrates such as insects and spiders.<p>It’s probably no cause for alarm – the study, published in Nature, suggests they have been around for billions of years.<p>But while experts don’t think the …

U.S. health officials create color-coded Zika zones in Florida

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials introduced a new color-coding system on Tuesday for Florida's Miami-Dade County to distinguish between areas of active transmission that present a significant risk of transmission and areas where there is a possible risk of being infected.<p>The new system, …

Public Health

Global Health Impacts of Vector-Borne Diseases: Workshop Summary

<b>Prepublication Now Available</b>Pathogens transmitted among humans, animals, or plants by insects and arthropod vectors have been responsible for …

Public Health

Mosquito maven

<i>Infectious disease researcher Flaminia Catteruccia is searching for novel ways to control mosquitoes that rely less on brute force and more on a deep</i> …

Biology

Adult mosquitoes can pass Zika to their offspring

Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, US researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs.<p>The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show …

The US is actually winning the war on mosquito-borne disease

After months of watching Zika infect thousands of people throughout Brazil and then much of Latin America, the virus is now being spread by mosquitoes on the US mainland.<p>So far, local transmission of Zika has been limited to part of the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami and a 1.5 square mile swath of …

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Why Should You Care About Zika if You're Not Trying to Get Pregnant

New science suggests Zika can strike adult brains in a subtle but scary way.<p>Because a woman who contracts Zika can pass the virus to her fetus during the pregnancy, and babies who are exposed to Zika in the womb can develop birth defects like microcephaly (which causes babies to be born with …

US declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

<b>Chicago:</b> The Obama administration declared a public health emergency in the US territory of Puerto Rico, saying the rapid and widespread transmission …

Puerto Rico

Human-scented mosquito trap effective against malaria

A solar-powered, human-scented mosquito trap can reduce mosquito prevalence by 70% and malaria infections by 30%, according to a study carried out by …

Viruses

FDA approves using genetically-modified mosquitos to fight Zika

The modified insects have a gene that kills their offspring.<p>The Zika virus and related illness outbreak has been top-of-mind as of late -- in the US, that's particularly true in parts of Florida where the virus has spread. It looks like there may be a rather unusual way of fighting further spread …

Spraying by air for mosquitoes, Florida steps up Zika fight

| DORAL, Fla.<p>Florida began aerial spraying on Thursday to kill mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood with the first U.S. spread of the Zika virus that can cause a rare but devastating birth defect.<p>Beginning at dawn, Miami-Dade County authorities sprayed droplets of an insecticide called Naled, marking …

Mosquitoes

Slideshow: Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes

Viruses

Zika in Florida: 10 new cases confirmed amid concern over US response

Figure marks largest number of infections found on single day, with nearly 1,000 people infected with virus across country<p>Florida health officials confirmed 10 new Zika infections on Friday, the largest number of infections found on a single day and a sign of the United States’ faltering response …

Microsoft launches a prototype trap to monitor mosquito-borne diseases

Technology giant Microsoft recently launched a prototype trap for detecting mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue and Zika, says a report. The …

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in U.S.

A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in 40 states and Washington, D.C.<p>Public health officials are bracing for local outbreaks of the Zika virus in the continental U.S. as mosquito season gets under way. Thousands of travelers from Latin America and the Caribbean have …

This device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Malaria, which affects 200 million people each year, is one of the deadliest diseases in the world.<p>Although it is preventable and curable, the World Health Organization estimates that 438,000 people died from malaria in 2015, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.<p>John Lewandowski, a PhD …

Malaria

5 Simple Ways to Outsmart Mosquitoes

The Zika virus continues to spread. Here's how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.<p>As if itchy red welts weren't frustrating enough, some mosquito bites also have to threaten our health.<p>On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a global health …

While everyone was paying attention to Zika, a much deadlier mosquito-borne virus began to spread

While the Zika outbreak was dominating the headlines, another mosquito-borne virus has taken hold in Africa: yellow fever. And with the large population of migrant Chinese workers in the affected area, scientists worry the disease could unleash its first outbreak in Asia.<p>The authors of a recent …

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Zika hackathon fights disease with big data - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

More than 50 data scientists, engineers, and UT Austin students gathered on Sunday, May 15, 2016 to use Big Data to fight the spread of Zika for the …

U.S. Reports First Zika-Related Death in Puerto Rico as NASA Predicts the Virus' Potential Spread

Health officials have announced the first death linked to the Zika virus has occurred in Puerto Rico.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

Zika Virus

First US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico

<b>The first known death in the US to the Zika virus has been recorded in Puerto Rico, say health officials.</b><p>A 70-year-old man infected with the mosquito-borne virus died in February, Puerto Rico's health secretary said.<p>The US territory has recorded more than 600 Zika cases, with 73 of those involving …

Zika Virus

NASA and NCAR map Zika's potential spread in the U.S.

(CNN)Houston, we have a problem. It's a Zika-carrying mosquito.<p>OK, nobody in space is saying that. But it is true that NASA scientists helped the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) create a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, …

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