A CDC report has shown that infection rates of diseases transmitted via the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea have tripled in the United States since the year 2004.
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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.
A chikungunya vaccine, developed by Themis Bioscience GmbH will be assessed for safety and efficacy in Phase II trials in Puerto Rico from August 2017.
Human mobility and globalization have brought new invasive species to other countries. In terms of environment and nature, some of…
Researchers have analyzed the clinical characteristics of Zika infection in Canadian travelers returning from the Americas, discovering that severe complications might be more common than previously estimated.
Researchers have identified a crucial mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects host cells and mediates disease severity. This could present a future treatment target for both chikungunya and related viruses.
In this review the author looks at the progress of vaccine development towards mosquito-borne viral diseases, such as Zika and chikungunya.