disease vectors
Camels’ Role in MERS Contagion Questioned
Camels’ Role in MERS Contagion Questioned
Jenny Rood | Jan 15, 2015
A study suggests that transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from camels to humans is poor.
Chikungunya Transmission in France
Chikungunya Transmission in France
Molly Sharlach | Oct 24, 2014
The World Health Organization reports four locally acquired cases of the virus in the country.
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Dan Cossins | May 29, 2013
Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.
How Dengue Does It
How Dengue Does It
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
Dengue virus has sophisticated mechanisms for entering a cell, for replicating its RNA genome, and for transcribing proteins.
Deleted Forever
Deleted Forever
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2012
By tapping local knowledge among African pastoralists and veterinarians, researchers successfully eradicated a deadly livestock virus—and are looking to replicate their success to halt other epidemics.
Fungus Thwarts Dengue
Harvey Black | Apr 16, 2012
A mosquito-killing fungus shows promise as an effective dengue-control agent.
Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 11, 2012
Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.
Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes
Tia Ghose | Aug 24, 2011
Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.