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New research, by a team from Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), has uncovered a protein, or antigen, that is essential for malaria-causing parasites to escape from red blood cells. This protein also generates antibodies that can hinder the ability of malaria parasites to multiply, which may protect against severe malaria infection.
Local team’s mosquito control service adds tick product to help protect residents from both mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Woolwich Township, NJ (PRWEB)
ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta.
For the first time, scientists have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the world's largest pest control provider, today announced
Mosquito Shield Franchise Corp will present at Dallas Expo. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying
Single-cell genomics could provide new insight into the biology of Malaria parasites, including their virulence and levels of drug resistance, to ultimately improve treatment and control of the disease
A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its evolutionary journey.
Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013.
The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...
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