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The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.

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Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater

By The Scientist Staff | February 22, 2018

Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.

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Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses

By Ruth Williams | January 31, 2018

Studies in mice suggest that other flaviviruses, such as West Nile virus and Powassan virus, may cause birth defects, too. 

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Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 30, 2017

Researchers report evidence of antibody-dependent enhancement in a Zika-infected, immunocompromised mouse model.

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Pig-to-Pig Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Virus

By Jef Akst | February 29, 2016

The Japanese encephalitis virus, which typically moves to new hosts via mosquito vectors, can jump directly between pigs, according to a study.

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A Race Against Extinction

By A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | December 1, 2014

Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | December 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Texan West Nile Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | August 27, 2012

Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.

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