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An experimental vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) has protected macaques and mice against chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that has infected millions of people in Africa and Asia and causes debilitating pain, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found.
The Wolbachia bacteria makes mosquitoes more resistant to infection by viruses that are a growing threat to humans, including those responsible for dengue fever and Chikungunya.
SPRING VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Calbiotech, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material command.
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.
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