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  • Mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: Containment strategy depends on when the alarm sets off
    on June 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    New research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017, shows that different vector control strategies are needed, depending on the time when the first cases are notified, 'thus providing useful indications supporting urgent decision-making of public health authorities in response to emerging mosquito-borne epidemics', one of the researchers says. […]

  • California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now, researchers have shown that invasive mosquitoes in California -- where cases of Zika in travelers have been a regular occurrence in recent years -- are capable of transmitting Zika. […]

  • Combining different malaria vaccines could reduce cases by 91 percent
    on June 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies. […]

  • Pesticide-free way to combat mosquitoes and West Nile
    on June 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. […]