Scientists have synthetically engineered mosquitoes to prevent transmission of dengue virus to humans. This potentially could lead to genetic approaches to controlling the spread of dengue virus among populations.
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Chinese authorities have confirmed that the virus can be passed from person-to-person and over 3000 cases have been confirmed.
Researchers have discovered an association between the spread of HIV and quantity of extracellular vesicles from lactobacilli, suggesting a protective mechanism to inhibit the spread of HIV infection.
New estimates from the WHO and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reveal that in 2018, more than 140,000 individuals died from measles worldwide, with most deaths seen in the poorest countries and among infants.
The WHO has published 2019’s World Malaria Report, providing an update on global trends and highlighting pregnant women and children as particularly at-risk groups.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘The hospital environment and its microbial burden: Challenges and solutions’ as we ask author Ioana Chirca about controlling microbial burdens in the healthcare environment and promising solutions for the future.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how the household environment can influence the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Results from a new survey of young adults has suggested a poor knowledge of HIV transmission, persisting stigma around living with HIV and high-risk sexual behaviours.
A team of researchers presented the first large-scale evidence that releasing Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes reduced dengue infections by >70% in high-risk populations.