Researchers have identified the southern states of the USA as most at risk of high burden from Zika virus.
Researchers have demonstrated that outbreaks of dengue virus have a local structure, and hope their findings on transmission patterns could lead to better targeted interventions.
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.
New research links clusters of virulence-associated pir genes in malaria parasites with their ability to persist in the body, sustaining transmission once symptoms have subsided.
Researchers have demonstrated that a specific subclass of antibody is elevated in patients who develop severe secondary dengue; this could lead to better identification of those at risk and possibly improved treatments and vaccines.
Vaccines against chikungunya, Zika and other emerging Aedes mosquito-borne viruses: unblocking existing bottlenecks
In this review the author looks at the progress of vaccine development towards mosquito-borne viral diseases, such as Zika and chikungunya.
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