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-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2017
The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb
Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 30, 2017
Researchers report evidence of antibody-dependent enhancement in a Zika-infected, immunocompromised mouse model.
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2017
the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2016
Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.
Tanya Lewis | Jul 14, 2016
Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
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
Oropouche Outbreak in Peru
Tanya Lewis | Jun 6, 2016
The viral infection causes symptoms similar to those associated with Zika and dengue viruses.
Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread
Tanya Lewis | May 4, 2016
Infecting mosquitoes with
greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus.
Dengue Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection?
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Previous flavivirus infection could help explain the severity of symptoms in some people infected during the ongoing Zika outbreak, researchers report.