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Finally, mosquito species transmitting Zika virus confirmed

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


Microbe Talk: May 2016

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


Science Policy Around the Web - May 17, 2016

By: Melissa Pegues, Ph.D.

Zika Virus

WHO’s Zika guidelines don’t include delaying Olympics

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


Zika website gives Kentuckians latest information

By Katie Pratt

University of Kentucky entomologists recently developed a website that will have the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus and its spread, as mosquito populations around the state begin to build. 248 more words


How to protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer

In Delta Farm Press

by Randy LaBauve, LSU AgCenter

Summer is not far away, and with it will come swarms of mosquitoes, which bring the threat of West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and the potential for other diseases like Zika virus. 703 more words


Do you know about Zika? Have you met it before? I hope you will never meet it in person.

With the aggressive spread of Zika virus, which became an outbreak in many countries around the world recently, we would like to raise people’s awareness specially those who never heard about this virus before. 1,483 more words
Aedes Aegypti

Mikhail Balayan and the Bizarre Discovery of Hepatitis E Virus

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