A review of Venezuela’s current crisis has given cause for concern, highlighting the increased rate of re-emergence and spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue and Zika virus.
Madariaga virus has been identified as the cause of acute febrile illness in eight children in Haiti between 2015 and 2016 – the first time it has been discovered in the country.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology paper as we ask author Prof. Mohamed El Zowalaty about the challenges facing the field of arboviruses, from climate change to urbanization, both in South Africa and across the world.
With progress plateauing for a second consecutive year and global financing also levelling off, the WHO has called for a ‘high burden to high impact’ country-led strategy.
Researchers from Imperial College London have reported their recent success in using ‘gene drive’ technology to block female mosquito reproduction, resulting in the total collapse of caged populations of Anopheles gambiae in as little as 7–11 generations.
A team of researchers from Imperial College London (UK) have identified compounds which prevent the malarial parasite sexually maturing inside the mosquito.
The first citywide deployment of Wolbachia has proved successful, with no dengue cases reported since Wolbachia became established.
Following a five decade-long battle against malaria, Paraguay has received certification from the WHO as having eliminated the disease.
A new study has estimated that up to 30% of parasite burden could be in the liver and bone marrow of infected individuals, a reservoir that has previously gone undetected and unstudied.
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.