Blood samples from US athletes and staff who travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games were not infected with Zika virus but tested positive for other viral infections, including West Nile Virus, dengue and chikungunya.
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New research has uncovered that a neuropathogenic virus exploits the neuronal granule system for the transport of viral genomic RNA in dendrites, resulting in reproduction of the virus and severe neurological disease.
Human mobility and globalization have brought new invasive species to other countries. In terms of environment and nature, some of…
In this exclusive opinion piece, the authors discuss how ‘OMICS’ can help to unravel molecular dynamics driving the complex biological process involved in disease transmission.
A new study has suggested that higher amounts of decaying infrastructure in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods may provide more breeding sites for mosquitoes, leaving residents vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases.
Environmental change, and a growing and more connected population will promote vector-borne disease risk further. In this opinion piece, the authors discuss the role of climate modeling in disease prediction and epidemiology.
The National Institutes of Health (MD, USA) have begun a Phase I clinical trial examining a vaccine intended to provide broad protection against a range of mosquito-borne diseases by targeting the insect’s saliva.
A recent study has demonstrated that drought is linked with increased severity of West Nile virus epidemics in the USA; these findings could help predict future outbreaks and guide public health efforts.