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Most people will recall the West Nile virus scare that incited fear throughout North America just 10 years ago; however new mosquito-borne diseases in the US and Europe are posing a farther greater health risk.
The southwest suburbs of Chicago may hold the secret to understanding West Nile virus, a pathogen that has infected thousands since it appeared in North America in 1999.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Secretary Everette James today reported this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania.
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in New York for the first time this year, health department officials said. Dr.
More than 15,000 people in southern Thailand have fallen ill with a mosquito virus known as Chikungunya disease, a disease control official says. Disease Control Department head Somchai Chakrabhand said the virus spread by mosquitoes has infected 15,240 people in 15 of Thailand's southern provinces
Massive urbanization expansions and a wildly uncontrolled global mosquito population are driving an increased rate of infection and death, according to an expert from the World Heath Organization (WHO).
Ever since scientists first proposed that our planet might be experiencing widespread climate change, concerns have been raised about its implications for the spread of arboviruses â€“ viruses carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes, midges and ticks.
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Institute Pharma (TI Pharma) has formed a consortium with Wageningen University, Erasmus University Medical Centre and Nobilon, a subsidiary of Schering-Plough, to develop a 'proof of concept' vaccine against the Chikungunya virus.
"Airport malaria" is a term coined by researchers to explain the more recent spread of malaria to areas such as the United States and Europe, which some scientists credit to warmer climate changes.
Air travel, international trade and globalized food production are helping "airport malaria" and other diseases spread to the United States, researchers say. Dr. James H.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.