Although Sri Lanka has seen a drastic drop in the number of dengue deaths, infection rates remain high and a cause for concern.
Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health and that of your family, warns the World Health Organization.
Scientists are now able to determine the age of mosquitoes with transcriptional profiling, and have shown that disease transmission is by mosquitoes older than twelve days.
A project to introduce mosquitoes that could potentially block dengue virus on an island off Vietnam has run into an early hurdle.
Here are seven must-read stories from the December 2013 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine.
Scientists have discovered a key process during the invasion by the malaria parasite and a way to block it.
Researchers have produced a “humanized mouse” to study how the mosquito-borne dengue virus depletes blood platelets.
Scientists have come up with a new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system.
Speculation about scientific theories without studying the facts may have negative public health consequences. Shuzhen Sim examines why.