Research suggests that in the UK, new cases of tick-borne Lyme disease could be three-times higher than previous estimates, possibly exceeding 8000 cases in 2019.
In this interview we speak to Daniella Lefteri about her research on modulating arbovirus infection by targeting mosquito saliva, and what avenues this could present for new antiviral treatments.
New research has assessed a genetically engineered fungus for the control of malaria mosquitoes in the first semi-field trial, demonstrating that populations were reduced by more than 99%.
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.
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.
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 perspective piece from authors at NIAID has highlighted tick-borne disease as a growing threat in the US, and has emphasized the need for more research.
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.
Researchers have analyzed the microbiomes of flies, suggesting that these insects could have more disease-carrying potential than previously thought.