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Will Zika infection rate during Olympics be low?

In an open letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, 150 scientists and doctors had cited several reasons why the Olympics, the world’s biggest sporting event to start from August 5, to has to be postponed and/or moved to another location. 1.119 palabras más

World Health Organisation

Finally, mosquito species transmitting Zika virus confirmed

Finally, the vector responsible for the Zika virus spread has been identified.  Though Aedes aegypti mosquito was strongly suspected of being the vector, no hard evidence was available.  248 palabras más


Microbe Talk: May 2016

Meet Wolbachia – the bacteria that could rid the world of dengue

Dengue is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. Around half of the entire planet’s population is at risk from dengue infection, which can lead to excruciating joint pain, haemorrhaging and, eventually, death. 139 palabras más


Science Policy Around the Web - May 17, 2016

By: Melissa Pegues, Ph.D.

Zika Virus

WHO’s Zika guidelines don’t include delaying Olympics

With the summer Olympic games slated to begin in Brazil in August, many have expressed concerns about the health risks posed by the recent outbreak of Zika virus in Central and South America. 988 palabras más


Zika website gives Kentuckians latest information

By Katie Pratt

University of Kentucky entomologists recently developed a website that will have the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus and its spread, as mosquito populations around the state begin to build. 248 palabras más


How to protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer

In Delta Farm Press

by Randy LaBauve, LSU AgCenter

Summer is not far away, and with it will come swarms of mosquitoes, which bring the threat of West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and the potential for other diseases like Zika virus. 703 palabras más