Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring

In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.

In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.

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mouse foot 28 days post chikungunya infection
Image of the Day: Viral Residue
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
Genetic material from the chikungunya virus remains in mouse cells after infection and may be linked to later joint pain.
A Triple Threat
Ashley P. Taylor | May 22, 2017
The mosquitoes that carry Zika may be able to transmit two other viruses at the same time.
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Kerry Grens | Mar 28, 2017
In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.
Mosquitos Can Infect Humans with Zika and Chikungunya in One Bite
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 14, 2016
New evidence suggests both viruses can cohabitate in a single mosquito.
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.
Oropouche Outbreak in Peru
Tanya Lewis | Jun 6, 2016
The viral infection causes symptoms similar to those associated with Zika and dengue viruses. 
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of Aedes aegypti, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.
Chikungunya Transmission in France
Molly Sharlach | Oct 24, 2014
The World Health Organization reports four locally acquired cases of the virus in the country.
DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 18, 2014
Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.
Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 17, 2014
Early-stage clinical trial yields promising results. 
Gene x Gene x Environment
Sandhya Sekar | Aug 12, 2014
Chikungunya virus is transmitted through a three-way interaction that hinges on viral strain, mosquito genotype, and ambient temperature, researchers report.
First Chikungunya Contracted in U.S.
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2014
A Florida man becomes the first US resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus.