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.
The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to evolve, according to a situation update issued by the WHO on October 9th highlighting almost 400 cases.
Molecular modeling and structure–activity relationships for a series of benzimidazole derivatives as cruzain inhibitors
As part of the authors ongoing research efforts dedicated to the discovery of novel cruzain inhibitors, a series of benzimidazole derivatives was used to develop predictive 2D and 3D quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) models.
Martin Olivier, discusses how the nanobiome of vectors may impact the infectious processes of disease, highlighting his work on exosomes in sandflies and leishmaniasis.
Research presented at ECCMID 2017 highlighted the potential of intracellular bacterium Wolbachia to control and prevent arboviruses, including Zika and chikungunya.