Finally, the vector responsible for the Zika virus spread has been identified. Though Aedes aegypti mosquito was strongly suspected of being the vector, no hard evidence was available. 248 more words
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Meet Wolbachia – the bacteria that could rid the world of dengue
Dengue is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. Around half of the entire planet’s population is at risk from dengue infection, which can lead to excruciating joint pain, haemorrhaging and, eventually, death. 139 more words
By: Melissa Pegues, Ph.D.
With the summer Olympic games slated to begin in Brazil in August, many have expressed concerns about the health risks posed by the recent outbreak of Zika virus in Central and South America. 988 more words
There have been several instances in which medical researchers, for the sake of mankind, allowed themselves to be infected with a potentially deadly pathogen. A well known example involved the discovery that the… 590 more words