Zika's Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges
With cases rising in Florida, Singapore, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago, the Zika virus pandemic is raising public concern in regions across the globe, including the U.S., where about 80 percent of Americans are aware of it but only 40 percent understand how it is actually transmitted. This raises a host of questions not only about the clinical and epidemiological scope of the outbreak, but also about the ability of citizens, public health authorities and politicians at all levels to adequately deal with it.  So far, the response has been slow and the challenge remains serious and unpredictable. We need to understand...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

2015 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Saving Lives; Protecting People
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/06/2016 This 32-page health security report describes the work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015 to ensure Americans'health, safety, and security. It includes chapters on Public Health Preparedness and Response, Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and Global Health. It discusses the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and outbreaks of chikungunya, dengue fever, foodborne illnesses, healthcare-associated infections, monkeypox, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rabies, and plague. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Diagnostic Promising for Detection of Chikungunya Virus Point-of-Care Diagnostic Promising for Detection of Chikungunya Virus
A newly developed reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) assay shows promise as a point-of-care diagnostic for Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 5, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Strategy for Arboviral Disease Prevention and Control
World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization. 07/10/2016 This 19-page document, prepared for the 68th Session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization for the Americas in September 2016, presents a proposal to implement in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization and other organizations and associate entities in order to guide and strengthen the processes of surveillance, diagnosis, and management of arboviral diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Structure of the BinAB toxin revealed
Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can, say researchers. The BinAB toxin, produced in crystal form by a bacterium, specifically kills the larvae of Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes, but it is inactive on tiger mosquitoes (or Aedes), the vectors for dengue fever and chikungunya. Knowledge of the molecular structure of BinAB is necessary if we are to broaden its spectrum of action. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A top 10 list waiting to save lives!
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Sometimes I have to remind myself we are in the 21st Century when I hear that infectious diseases are a leading cause of death among adults and remain the leading cause of death in children. While most of these deaths occur in the developing world, a significant number occur in middle income countries. Vaccines are the most cost effective medical intervention known to prevent infectious diseases. An effective vaccine can significantly reduce the mortality associated with them. However, while we have come a long way, the reality is that we have relatively few effective vaccines. O...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sociol-ecological system approach leads to new information in study of mosquito-borne viruses
Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, MPA, describes how a collaborative approach by researchers of varying disciplines is being used as a framework for studying the mosquito-borne viruses, zika, dengue and chikungunya. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Paracetamol, injections to cost as much as 35% less
Injections are more commonly used in cases of high fever from dengue and chikungunya. Government data till September 18 shows 78 people died of dengue across the country. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a mosquito transmit more than one disease?
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: chikungunya [subject], yellow fever [subject], zika [subject], Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon
TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 -- Zika, dengue, chikungunya: As if there weren't enough mosquito-borne viruses to worry about, researchers say another has been spotted for the first time in Haiti. Blood test results revealed that an 8-year-old boy living... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila partners Takeda for chikungunya vaccine
Cadila Healthcare said terms of the agreement are not disclosed, but it is expected that this partnership will boost access to medicines in the future. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila and Takeda partner to develop vaccine for Chikungunya virus
Indian healthcare provider Zydus Cadila and Takeda Pharmaceutical have agreed to partner to develop a vaccine for an emerging infectious disease known as Chikungunya. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Want a Zika Test? It ’ s Not Easy
Men and women who want to be sure they are Zika free before trying to conceive are being told they aren ’ t eligible for Zika testing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Zika Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Chikungunya Virus Mosquitoes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Young people take the lead against Zika in Brazil
Language EnglishBAHIA, Brazil –Young people are taking the lead against Zika in the slums and favelas of Brazil, where poor sanitation has led to a proliferation of mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Guidelines for Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus Surveillance and Insecticide Resistance Testing in the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/29/2016 This nine-page document provides surveillance guidelines that were developed for local, state, and territorial health departments and cities in the United States receiving Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity cooperative agreement funding. They were developed to improve knowledge of the distribution and local abundance of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, known vectors of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses, in the United States, and to produce and publicly post frequently updated (monthly) mosquito distribution maps. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ross River virus battle breakthrough
(Griffith University) Research conducted by Griffith University and Melbourne-based company Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Limited has uncovered a potential new therapeutic treatment for the global battle against mosquito-borne alphavirus infections, including the debilitating Ross River virus and chikungunya virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ross river virus therapy hailed by scientists as 'life-changing'
Patients report ‘remarkable’ improvements after course of drug aimed at protecting cartilage in their jointsScientists have discovered a “life-changing” therapy to treat people with the crippling mosquito-borne Ross river virus.Sufferers of RRV and the chikungunya virus – both alphavirus infections transmitted through mosquitoes – are now only offered non-steroid anti-inflammatories or corticosteroids to treat the debilitating symptoms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Medical research Health (Australia) Brisbane Queensland Australia news Science Source Type: news

So THAT'S When You Should See A Doctor For A Bug Bite
The Question: When does a bug bite require serious medical attention? The Answer: Sometimes that pesky mosquito bite just needs a little hydrocortisone cream and time to heal. But occasionally, it’s not so simple. While most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous if not treated properly — especially if you have an undiagnosed allergy to a particular bug venom or if that bug is a disease carrier. The summer months seem to be stocked with extra critters crawling and buzzing around us, upping the chances that you, a friend or a family member might need a dermatologist’s expertise. Her...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrated Mosquito Management for Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus Mosquitoes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/11/2016 This resource provides information about the integrated mosquito management (IMM) or integrated vector management (IVM) approach to control mosquitoes. IMM uses a combination of methods to prevent and control mosquitoes that spread viruses, like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The resource provides information about how to conduct mosquito surveillance, remove places where mosquitoes lay eggs, control young and adult mosquitoes, and monitor control programs. It also provides links to related resources in Portuguese, Spanish, and several other languages. (Text) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Delhi govt caps chikungunya test cost
Chikungunya cases in Delhi have shot up to 432 a massive rise in the figure released by civic authorities, who had reported just 20 cases till last week. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Center and Public Health Actions to Reduce the Risk of Zika Virus Transfusion Transmission: Association Bulletin #16-06
American Association of Blood Banks. 08/16/2016 This 16-page document supplements Association Bulletin #16-04, Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Viruses, and provides additional information on Zika virus, including clinical outcomes following infection, reported cases of transfusion transmission, and activities to be undertaken in response to the event of local transmission of Zika virus in the United States, or in advance in areas at perceived high risk for local transmission. It contains recommendations, including the availability and use of investigational blood donation screening tests for Zika virus. (PDF) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Themis Bioscience initiates Phase II trial of Chikungunya vaccine
Europe-based Themis Bioscience has started the Phase II clinical trial of its prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever by vaccinating the first patient. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Zika Cases Investigated in Florida
Officials announced a new case in Pinellas County, on the Gulf Coast, and confirmed four new cases near Miami, where the majority of local cases have been found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Zika Virus Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Dengue Fever University of Texas Florida Keys Miami-Dade County (Fla) Source Type: news

5 Ways To Avoid Mosquito Bites This Summer
Mosquito season varies, depending on where you live. But the summer months ― July and August, especially ― include a higher chance of getting dotted by mosquito bites. Avoiding mosquitoes is especially important this year, as the Zika virus has spread to the U.S. with a growing number of domestic cases in Florida. Pregnant women and their partners should be especially concerned because the virus is linked to severe birth defects, neurological problems, and malformed joints.  For most Americans, Zika virus will not be a concern ― experts agree it won’t spread to most of the country ― b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ABC'S Of ZIKA
The world as we know it has changed-- and it changed on February 1-2016 when the World Health Organization declared ZIKA a public health emergency of international proportions. Overnight, it seemed that the emergence of one obscure virus affected the WHERE of travel, the HOW of dress, the GENESIS of human procreation, and ultimately, the DELIVERY of healthcare--particularly as it relates to the perinatal arena. For those of us on the front line of caring for mothers and babies, every facet of care rendered for patients who MAY or HAVE been exposed to, or infected with ZIKA, is based on what the latest update is--be it from...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Likely Are You To Deal With A Zika Outbreak? Check This Map
Now that Zika virus is spreading locally in Florida, U.S. residents, and especially pregnant women, are growing alarmed at the risk that they may face in their own communities.  A new map estimating the risk of local Zika spread around the globe shows a relatively small likelihood that most of North America and Northern Asia will be affected. By contrast, all the variables are in place for local spread in most of Africa, South and Southeast Asia. Already, Zika virus is spreading locally in 54 countries and territories, mostly in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.  Researchers at the Univ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Insecticide Resistance Testing in Puerto Rico
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/08/2016 This Web page presents the results of tests in Puerto Rico to determine the presence of insecticide resistance of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to the most commonly used EPA-approved insecticides for mosquito control. These insecticides are used to kill mosquitoes that spread Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses. Results are provided as maps showing whether Aedes aegypti were susceptible, partially resistant, or resistant to specific insecticides from the municipalities shown. Results show that these mosquitoes are resistant or partially resistant to most of the insecticid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Kenya
On 28 May 2016, the Ministry of Health of Kenya notified WHO of an outbreak of Chikungunya in Mandera East sub-county. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Environmental Assessment for Investigational Use of Aedes Aegypti OX513A
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 08/05/2016 This 138-page document provides information about the environmental review for a proposed field trial to determine whether the release of Oxitec Ltd.'s genetically engineered mosquitoes (OX513A) will suppress the local Aedes aegypti mosquito population in the release area at Key Haven, Florida. This mosquito is known to transmit potentially debilitating human viral diseases, including Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. The environmental assessment concluded that the proposed field trial will not have significant impacts on the environment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquito Control for Professionals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 07/06/2016 This resource provides guidance for vector control professionals in the United States, who use integrated vector management strategies to control Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Before a locally-acquired case(s) of Zika, chikungunya, or dengue virus infection occurs, professionals conduct surveillance to understand local populations of mosquitoes and begin control efforts. The guidance provides links to pages about Surveillance and Control, Insecticide Resistance, and Disinsection. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Approved By FDA To Fight Zika In Florida
The United States has taken another step toward clearing the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida as a way of reducing populations of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that a field trial testing Intrexon Corp’s genetically engineered mosquitoes would not have a significant impact on the environment. The announcement came as Florida officials ramp up aerial pesticide spraying of a neighborhood in Miami. Florida is the first state to report local transmission of the virus. Florida health authorities have identified 16 Zika cases spread by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito Control for Professionals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 07/06/2016 This resource provides guidance for vector control professionals in the United States, who use integrated vector management strategies to control Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Before a locally-acquired case(s) of Zika, chikungunya, or dengue virus infection occurs, professionals conduct surveillance to understand local populations of mosquitoes and begin control efforts. The guidance provides links to pages about Surveillance and Control, Insecticide Resistance, and Disinsection. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length
CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. Coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the state reported possible local Zika transmission on July 19 has been conducted largely at a distance, they said. That is surprising to some infectious disease experts, who say a less robust response could lead to a higher number of infections. While Florida has ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika, other mosquito-borne illnesses pose threat to travelers
Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves, warn experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Florida Officials Find More Evidence Of Potential Local Zika Spread
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it was investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The Florida health department said it has identified an additional case of Zika in Miami-Dade County, where it was already investigating a possible case of Zika not related to travel, and another case in Broward County, where it has been investigating a non-travel related case. “Evidence is mounting to suggest local transmission v...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Florida Officials Find More Evidence Of Potential Local Zika Spread
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it was investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The Florida health department said it has identified an additional case of Zika in Miami-Dade County, where it was already investigating a possible case of Zika not related to travel, and another case in Broward County, where it has been investigating a non-travel related case. “Evidence is mounting to suggest local transmission v...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Investigating Possible First Local Zika Transmissions
“Stripe on stripe” by coniferconifer is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Zika Virus has been on the minds of health officials for months, but until recently the main concern to average citizens regarding the virus was simply protecting themselves from transmission while traveling to infected countries, which include much of Central and South America, and many Caribbean islands. Florida health officials are now investigating two cases of Zika in Miami-Dade County and Broward County, which they believe may have been acquired locally, although they have not ruled out sexual transmission. If confirmed, this would be t...
Source: Network News - July 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Latin America and Caribbean: Zika Virus Epidemic
Assessment Capacities Project. 02/05/2016 This four-page briefing note provides a crisis overview of the Zika virus epidemic. It discusses key information about the current outbreak, crisis impact, aggravating factors, contextual information, response capacity, and lessons learned. It cites experience in responding to outbreaks of dengue, malaria, and chikungunya, which demonstrates that imperative preventative measures include strengthening community health systems, public communication around hygiene, and improving environmental conditions, including waste management and decreasing standing water. (PDF) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Florida Investigating 2 Possible Local Zika Virus Infections
Health officials said Thursday they were investigating two possible cases of locally acquired Zika virus in South Florida, although sexual transmission related to travel hadn’t been ruled out. A patient in Miami-Dade County is an adult woman, according to a spokesman for the Florida Health Department. There were no details about the identity of a patient in nearby Broward County. If either case is confirmed, it would be the first local Zika transmission by mosquitoes in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health were jointly investigating to determi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regional Zika Epidemiological Update (Americas): 14 July 2016
This report provides a regional update (as of July 14, 2016) on the incidence and trends of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. It reports on countries and territories in the Americas with confirmed autochthonous (vector-borne) Zika virus cases, 2015-2016; chikungunya, dengue, and Zika cases by epidemiological week; congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection; and Guillain-Barré syndrome and other neurological disorders. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Do You Know Which Mosquito Repellents Really Work? Most People Are Wrong
Many Americans surveyed in June on how to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, dengue and Chikungunya are ill-prepared. The June survey by Spectrum Brands Holdings showed that respondents were extremely overconfident about their knowledge. While almost a quarter of participants could not name even one effective active ingredient in insect repellents, 82% incorrectly believed that specific products were effective. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

This Flowchart Explains Whether Or Not You Should Get A Zika Test
If you’re headed to the Olympic Games in Rio next month, rest assured that it’s highly unlikely you’ll return home afterward with the Zika virus. A recent analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the expected 350,000 to 500,000 Olympic spectators and participants to the number of total estimated travelers to Zika-affected countries during 2015. The results revealed that Olympic travel will make up just one-quarter of one percent of last year’s travel volume. This means the games don’t pose a serious risk of Zika transmission beyond normal travel patterns. H...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock Associated With ChikungunyaSevere Sepsis, Septic Shock Associated With Chikungunya
Septic shock and severe forms of sepsis have been identified as potential complications of chikungunya virus infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Surveillance and Control of Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus in the United States: April 25, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/27/2016This resource provides updated guidance for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito surveillance and control in response to the risk of introduction of dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever viruses in the United States and its territories. This document is intended for state and local public health officials and vector control specialists. It includes guidance on transmission and life cycles, global distribution, prevention and control, specimen collection and types of traps, mosquito-based surveillance indicators, and vector control. (Text) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses
Researchers have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. Scientists say the bacteria could present a 'novel biological control mechanism,' aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. Matthew Aliota, a scientist at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and first author of the paper, says the bacteria could present a 'novel biological control mechanism,' aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A quick and easy new method to detect Wolbachia bacteria in intact Aedes mosquitoes
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control -- using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the mosquitoes' ability to transmit viral pathogens -- a whole lot easier and cheaper to implement and evaluate. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A quick and easy new method to detect Wolbachia bacteria in intact Aedes mosquitoes
(PLOS) Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study published in PLOS NTDs reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control -- using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the mosquitos' ability to transmit viral pathogens -- a whole lot easier and cheaper to implement and evaluate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news