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Repurposed Drug Straightens Out Chikugunya

Researchers from Singapore have shown that an existing immune suppressing drug can be used to treat debilitating joint pain caused by the mosquito-borne virus.

Dengue-Destroying Bacteria Can’t Take The Heat

A strain of Wolbachia bacteria being used for dengue control efforts around the world has turned out to be sensitive to high temperatures.

Zika 101: What Is Zika & How To Protect Against It

Here are the recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on preventing, controlling and treating Zika.

5 Steps To Prevent Zika Virus Infection

Here are five practical steps you can take to protect yourself and your family members against Zika infections.

Southeast Asia Is Ground Zero For Artemisinin Resistance, According To Map

In Southeast Asia, resistance is presumably due to the fact that there are far fewer cases of malaria so that selection pressure is greater.

Trapping Drugs In Malaria Parasite ‘Stomachs’

By trapping chloroquine in the digestive vacuole of the malaria parasite, this hybrid drug effectively kills drug-resistant strains.

Drug Resistant Malaria Parasites Not Spread By Mosquitoes

Although resistance to the drug atovaquone helps malaria parasites survive in mammalian hosts, the mutation kills them during the mosquito phase of their life cycle.

How Mosquitoes Locate Veins So Quickly

Two olfactory receptors expressed on a mosquito's stylet are crucial for the accurate and efficient identification of veins for blood sucking.

Sumitomo & IVCC Move New Insecticide Out Of The Lab

The jointly developed insecticide could help curb the spread of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes.