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  • Identifying regions that would most benefit from an innovative strategy against malaria
    on April 9, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    A new analysis identifies African regions where ivermectin administration to livestock would have the greatest impact on malaria transmission. The results point to West Africa, below the Sahel, where malaria prevalence is very high. […]

  • Capturing mosquito waste could speed up virus detection
    on April 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Public health officials could soon be able to detect viruses in mosquitoes in the wild much more quickly and easily -- thanks to the insect equivalent of a urine test. A new study shows that two kinds of commonly used mosquito traps can be readily modified to collect mosquito excreta, or liquid waste droplets, to be tested for signs of viruses. […]

  • Modelled climate change impact on mosquito-borne virus transmission
    on March 28, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, already threaten over a billion people globally. A study predicts that climate change and rising global temperatures will lead to both increased and new exposures to humans of diseases carried by mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. […]

  • How mosquitoes smell human sweat (and new ways to stop them)
    on March 28, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Female mosquitoes are known to rely on an array of sensory information to find people to bite, picking up on carbon dioxide, body odor, heat, moisture, and visual cues. Now researchers have discovered how mosquitoes pick up on acidic volatiles found in human sweat. […]