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Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A glycerophospholipid-specific pocket in the RVFV class II fusion protein drives target membrane insertion
The Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, causing severe disease in humans and livestock across Africa. We determined the x-ray structure of the RVFV class II fusion protein Gc in its postfusion form and in complex with a glycerophospholipid (GPL) bound in a conserved cavity next to the fusion loop. Site-directed mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulations further revealed a built-in motif allowing en bloc insertion of the fusion loop into membranes, making few nonpolar side-chain interactions with the aliphatic moiety and multiple polar interactions with lipid head groups upon membrane r...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardado-Calvo, P., Atkovska, K., Jeffers, S. A., Grau, N., Backovic, M., Perez-Vargas, J., de Boer, S. M., Tortorici, M. A., Pehau-Arnaudet, G., Lepault, J., England, P., Rottier, P. J., Bosch, B. J., Hub, J. S., Rey, F. A. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

U.S. Olympians Came Home with Medals – and Arboviruses
(MedPage Today) -- Cases of dengue, chikungunya, and West Nile, but not Zika (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

US Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games were infected with West Nile virus, not Zika
(University of Utah Health) US Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. Results from the University of Utah Health-led study will be reported on Oct. 7 at IDWeek, a national infectious disease conference being held in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Italy
As of 26 September, 183 cases have been notified to the Lazio Region of Italy, which includes the coastal areas of Anzio and Latina as well as the city of Rome. Of the notified cases, 109 are confirmed and 74 additional cases are being investigated (all with an epidemiological link to the Lazio Region). Three more confirmed cases have also been notified from other areas with a travel history to Anzio. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The feds just tapped this George Mason University spinout to identify the next virus outbreak
From the Ebola to chikungunya to the Zika virus, more outbreaks that used to be confined to tropical climates are making their way to U.S. soil. Now a George Mason University spinout is being tapped to help find a better way to identify future threats. Ceres Nanosciences and George Mason University will join Seattle-based biomedical engineering company Tasso Inc. to develop a universal surveillance platform for infectious disease outbreak s. The $11.7 million program, which is being led by the U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Estimated Range of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti in the United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/20/2017 This updated resource (2017) provides two maps of the estimated range of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States in 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more likely to spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses than other types of mosquitoes such as Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The Web page also provides information about these mosquitoes, outbreaks spread by mosquitoes, and how to be protected from Zika and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
(Entomological Society of America) Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Italy
As of 14 September, fourteen autochthonous confirmed cases of chikungunya have been diagnosed in Italy, six in Rome and eight in the coastal area of Anzio (Lazio Region). There are additional cases being investigated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management 2017: A Focused Update
American Mosquito Control Association. 01/2017 This 59-page document is an update to the 2009 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management, and was occasioned by the increasing importance of container-inhabiting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, including the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. The concept of integrated mosquito management (IMM) is central to the goal of mosquito prevention and control. The recommendations summarized are intended to be broad guidelines for integrated mosquito control. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health: Infectious Mosquitoes Are Turning Up in New Regions
From Southern California to the South Pacific, reports of nonnative species are rising. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus California England Gibraltar Zika Virus Source Type: news

Zika Virus
Hesperian Foundation. 03/31/2017 This fact sheet provides information about the Zika virus, including sections on Zika virus and pregnancy; signs of Zika virus; how to tell if it is Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya, or malaria; treatment; and how communities can prevent mosquito illnesses. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health: Brazil May Face a New Threat, This Time From Biting Midges
The Oropouche virus, causing symptoms similar to dengue, appears to be slowly moving out of the Amazon jungle and closer to South American cities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Zika Virus Chikungunya Virus Viruses Epidemics Urban Areas Amazon Jungle Brazil Source Type: news

Chikungunya – France
Local transmission of chikungunya has been confirmed in south eastern France, with four cases diagnosed in the Provence-Alpes-C ôte d'Azur region as of 23 August 2017. In addition, there is one probable case, and eight suspected cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Interpreting CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Assay Test Results
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 08/11/2017 This five-page document provides information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s issuing of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to authorize the use of the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR assay for the in vitro qualitative detection of Zika virus with specified instruments. This assay tests for Zika virus, dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and West Nile virus RNA in human serum. The assay also tests for Zika virus in urine, collected alongside a patient-matched serum specimen. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves emergency use for multiplex Zika test
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test, the first multiplex assay that simultaneously tests for the presence of Zika virus, all serotypes of dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and West Nile virus, as well as a host gene that ensures the accuracy of results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aedes aegypti mosquitos introduced to California multiple times
(PLOS) Aedes aegypti mosquitos can carry the pathogens that cause dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever, among other diseases. In 2013, scientists first reported that A. aegypti had been found in California. Now, researchers writing this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have studied those bugs and found that the California mosquitos came from at least two distinct introductions and populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public health experts tackle invasive mosquito
Eggs and larvae of the Asian tiger mosquito found in South East England Related items fromOnMedica 12-fold increase in chikungunya virus Dengue fever and West Nile virus threat to the UK New target in war against mosquito-borne diseases Proneness to mosquito bites could be partly genetic (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Technologies for Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 07/14/2017 This six-page guidance document is designed for state and territorial health agencies that are interested in surveillance tools to build or expand their surveillance activities for vector-borne diseases, including Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria. It identifies vector-borne disease surveillance technologies that public health agencies can use to monitor and mitigate mosquito-related outbreaks; and outlines the integrated prevention, response, and mitigation activities that comprise a surveillance workflow that public health...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What is chikungunya fever, and should I be worried?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UA mobile app tracks Zika virus for summer travelers
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Now available in Spanish, Kidenga is the free smartphone app that allows users to report symptoms of illness and mosquito activity. The app was created by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to detect outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Haiti: Fighting the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Field newsHaiti: Fighting the Spread of Mosquito-Borne DiseasesJuly 24, 2017In the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Martissant, MSF is working to improve water quality and protect residents from cholera and mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Challenging Cases: Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika Virus Infections
American Academy of Pediatrics. 06/15/2017 The goal of the course is to increase the learner's knowledge regarding the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and diagnosis of three uncommon but emerging infections: dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. These diseases can now be transmitted across the globe in a matter of hours, and it is crucial that pediatricians, including hospital emergency physicians, be prepared to diagnose/treat these diseases when they occur. They are discussed together because they share similarities in transmission and some clinical manifestations. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquito culprit found for Brazil chikungunya epidemic
Aedes aegypti mosquito infected with African virus strain hints at role in outbreak. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

June ’s top stories: NIH’s Phase I/II trial for chikungunya, Boehringer & Eli Lilly ’s empagliflozin trial
A new Phase I/II clinical trial of MV-CHIKV for the prevention of the chikungunya virus began enrolment, while Boehringer Ingelheim, along with Eli Lilly and Company, made plans to evaluate empagliflozin in a new clinical outcomes trial for chronic k … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sun Pharma, NIV join hands to fight zika, chikungunya, dengue
Under the agreement, Sun Pharma will provide drug molecules to NIV for testing against zika, chikungunya and dengue in model systems, the company said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Brazil
(PLOS) While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified a mosquito -- caught in the Brazilian city of Aracaju -- that's naturally infected with the East-Central-South-African (ECSA) genotype of Chikungunya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC surveys find increase in the number of U.S. counties with Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes that can spread Zika
The Southern United States shows a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Mosquitoes More Prevalent Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many states, a new report shows a significant increase in U.S. counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding Zika-carrying mosquitoes
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many U.S. states, a new report shows a significant increase in counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- The latest buzz from federal health officials is that mosquitoes that can spread Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are in more counties in the southern United States than previously thought. After a Zika outbreak in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Persistent Arthralgia Associated With Chikungunya Outbreak Persistent Arthralgia Associated With Chikungunya Outbreak
How prevalent is chikungunya virus-associated persistent arthralgia? An outbreak of the virus in the US Virgin Islands provides insight.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus
American Society for Microbiology. 07/05/2016 This one-hour, eight-minute webinar focuses on how the speaker's laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. He discusses where the viruses come from, mosquito vectors, areas at risk, and Zika's emergence as a flavivirus. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Phase I/II trial of MV-CHIKV for chikungunya begins enrolment
A new Phase I/II clinical trial of MV-CHIKV sponsored by the National Institutes of Health ’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for the prevention of the chikungunya virus has begun enrolling healthy adult subjects at… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIAID-Sponsored Trial of Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Begins
A clinical trial is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers at three sites in the United States. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech ’s Chikungunya vaccine enters phase-1 clinical trials
In a statement, the company said “the placebo controlled study involving 60 healthy volunteers would test escalating doses of the vaccine in prime-boost regimen.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID-sponsored trial of experimental Chikungunya vaccine begins
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine to prevent infection with chikungunya virus is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers at sites in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030: Version 5.4
World Health Organization. 06/01/2017 This 49-page report provides strategic guidance to countries and development partners for urgent strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks. Major vector-borne diseases include malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus disease, and yellow fever. The report discusses how increased global travel and trade, combined with environmental factors such as altered land use patterns (e.g., deforestation) and climate change, can influence the reach of vector populations and the transmission patterns of disease-causing pathogens. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

With innovative strategy, UN health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases
Spread of the Zika virus disease and emerging threat of dengue and chikungunya were the result of weak mosquito control policies adopted nearly half a century ago, the United Nations health agency has said, vowing a renewed attack on global spread of such vector-borne diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health Is Local Health: Eradicating Threats from A to Zika
Rockefeller University. 05/11/2017 This 41-minute presentation, the 2017 Women and Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon, features a speaker who shares the most recent findings of her research about Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads the Zika infection, and how her research is utilizing new technology to learn more about insect-borne illnesses. She also discusses other insect-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses
Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite, scientists report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- The mosquito species that's the main carrier of the Zika virus might also transmit two other viruses -- chikungunya and dengue -- in a single bite, researchers report. " A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses
(Colorado State University) A new study led by Colorado State University found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news