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Vaccine and drug research aimed at ticks and mosquitoes to prevent disease transmission

Most successful vaccines and drugs rely on protecting humans or animals by blocking certain bacteria from growing in their systems. But, a new theory actually hopes to take stopping infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and Malaria to the next level by disabling insects from transmitting th...

Smaller mosquitoes are more likey to be infected with viruses causing human diseases

An entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the new UI Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability, says smaller mosquitoes are more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans. These findings can be found in the November issue of the American Jour...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the genetic factors that make some mosquitoes resistant to malaria. The researchers say that TEP1 protein in the mosquitos immune system is the key to their finding. When a mosquito is infected with a parasite that cause...

Reversal of Roles – Humans to Infect Mosquitoes to Mitigate Malari

A novel strategy to combat malaria is abuzz, and the main action plan of this strategy will use humans to infect mosquitoes. // The researchers from the National Institutes of Health have come out with a vaccine that when tested on mice, instigated them to produce antibodies against the parasi...

Fear of Dengue looms large in China, as Mosquitoes Make Most of Sunshine!

China is susceptible to an outbreak of dengue, also known as bone-breaker's disease, with the average temperature of 28 degrees being conducive for the mosquitoes to breed//. China's Health Ministry has alerted the public about dengue fever, which is a lethal mosquito borne disease that could turn ...

Breeding Mosquitoes Soon to be a Criminal Offence

With the rapid increase in the number of dengue cases in the national capital civic authorities are considering more strict measures to check the menace//, including prosecuting people who cause mosquitoes to breed at their homes. N.K. Yadav, deputy municipal health officer of Delhi said, "Las...

‘Search and Destroy’ operation against dengue mosquitoes in Philippins

The Philippine health department on September 10, sent a warning against dengue fever in the midst of an outbreak in many areas in and around the capital//. From this year’s January 1 to August 29, 167 deaths and 13,468 cases of dengue have been reported, said the department. In order to ...

Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes Could Help In Combating Malaria

A new breed of mosquitoes found in Mali in West Africa, which is said to be naturally resistant to malaria could be helpful in combating the disease, according to scientists//. A team including researchers from the University of Bamako in West Africa and three top US-based institutes said the...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

'Mosquito museum' is one of the oldest and largest museum in India situated in National Institute of Communicable diseases.// The museum has a huge collection of 100,000 mosquitoes, plague-hit rats, guinea worms and wild birds infected with Japanese Encephalitis. The museum is the oldest and larges...

Malaria To Be Tackled By Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

London, Oct 11 In an important research development a genetically modified mosquito has been created that wipe out natural mosquito populations and save thousands of lives in malaria-stricken regions// of the world such as India and South Asia. These genetically modified mosquitoes could soon...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

Singapore might be prosperous. But it is also draconian. Any presumed violation of the law brings in swift reaction. As the owner of a commercial fishing pond in Pasir Ris Drive 6, will have found by now. He is being prosecuted for breeding mosquitoes. The area is dubbed the number one ...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

Researchers have revealed that combining a non-pyrethroid insecticide, propoxur, and a repellent, N,N-diethyl toluamide may prove to be an effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquitoes responsible for malaria transmission to humans. A combination of the two had proved to be mu...

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

Those who uphold the law often end up violating the rule themselves - and certainly so when it comes to mosquitoes in the Indian capital . The local authorities have sent notices to the Delhi High Court, Patiala House courts and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for breeding mosqu...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

New Delhi, Health Minister A. Ramadoss Thursday said that all villages affected by chikungunya fever would get Rs.10,000 to prevent mosquito breeding and to spread awareness among people even as 17,000 suspected cases of the viral have been reported so far this year. 'We have asked the nine...

AIIMS Campus - A Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes

It's not surprising that mosquitoes have besieged the country's premier hospital, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), with a huge drain// not far from its western perimeter and garbage littered across the campus. In the last 10 days, the raging dengue fever in the capital has ...

Frog Secretions Could Be Used To Ward Off Mosquitoes

Scientists have found that the secretions of a frog, found in Australia, could be used as mosquito repellents, in effectively warding off the insects.// Researchers at the University of Adelaide gave mice the secretions of the dumpy tree frog and found them remaining bite-free for around 50 m...

Minister Told To Rid State Of Mosquitoes

Ashwani Kumar Choubey, the Urban Development Minister of the Indian State of Bihar has been given the task of vanquishing mosquitoes in the state. Nitish Kumar, the State’s Chief Minister is reported to have given him //the task which will start from the city of Patna. Sources close to Nitis...

New initiative launched to fight malaria by repelling mosquitoes

Researchers from Vanderbilt University had launched a new research project to prevent the spread of malaria by // repelling the mosquitoes from attacking the people. The research will aim to use the odor cues that attract mosquitoes and deflect it from biting the human populations. Malaria i...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

...to humans, they also acknowledge the need for more studies on the subject. Meanwhile, people should probably worry more about the health risks from mosquitoes and other insects than about the potential harms of DEET, experts said. "This work was done primarily in test tubes in order to try to understand s...

Winnipeg Veterinary Company Pharm-Vet Produces Essential Oil-Infused Mosquito Spray That's a Welcome and Safe Alternative to Controversial Deet-Based Repellants

... More than just creatures with an annoying buzz, mosquitoes inflict bites that hurt, itch and cause human fles...toxic and sweet-smelling product available to keep mosquitoes at bay. Citronella Spray, manufactured by ...freshing lemon-mint scented spray safely wards off mosquitoes for up to one-hour at a time. Are you inter...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

...ime outdoors puts you at risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes and ticks. "The bite itself may be nothing more...ght away, experts recommend. For the most part, mosquitoes are just a warm-weather nuisance, although some pe...ction to bites and require emergency treatment. mosquitoes can also carry West Nile virus. About 80 percent o...

Washington, DC Community Leaders Commit to Send 10,000 Anti-Malarial Bed Nets to Refugees in Africa

...Elizabeth Gore, executive director of Nothing But Nets. “For just $10, an individual can help to keep a young refugee safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes while they sleep." To date, Nothing But Nets has successfully distributed more than 275,000 bed nets to cover families in Uganda, Tanzania, ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

...ritories and culicine mosquito populations are expected to increase. "These mosquitoes may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which kills 10-... Monsoons flood areas with fresh rain water and this attracts culicine mosquitoes which may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis. 30,000-50,000 ...

DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus

...ked Pennsylvanians to make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce the threat of the West Nile Virus. ...r chances of contracting the virus." Certain mosquitoes species carry West Nile virus, which, when transmi...iners that might allow enough water to collect for mosquitoes to develop. Clean clogged roof gutters as...

New Product Detects Early Bed Bug Infestations

...AM, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSensory, Inc., manufacturer of environmentally-sensitive pest management products to monitor bed bugs and control mosquitoes and biting insects, announces the release of its NightWatch(TM) Bedbug Monitor -- an innovative new product for pest control operators to use to detec...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

...Hanger reminded all Pennsylvanians that they can help in the battle against mosquitoes that carry the disease by remembering the phrase, "Dump it. Drain it. Treat... sides of gardening containers that might allow enough water to collect for mosquitoes to develop. Clean clogged roof gutters as needed. Turn over...

Gov. Rendell Proposes Help for Counties Battling West Nile; Warns Future Amounts Could be Less

... in the last six years, but that doesn't mean that the potential threat is any less. "Counties need resources to help them target locations where mosquitoes breed and fund the spraying programs that keep people safe. We've been able to reduce the costs associated with running this program, but if the Senat...

Dengue fever costs billions in health care, lost productivity and absenteeism

... price differences and under-reporting of cases," said lead author Jose Suaya, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting scholar at Brandeis's Heller School. Because mosquitoes transmit the disease, patients come from all age groups and economic levels. While 29% of patients came from households with less than primary educati...

Women Seek Outdoor Solace This Summer

...On Mosquito Repellent, women can take control over mosquitoes and their skin to find the peace of mind they se...urse or chair, providing effective protection from mosquitoes without spraying anything on the skin. A quiet, ba...he repellent, creating head-to-toe protection from mosquitoes that builds up in just minutes. OFF! Clip-On Mosqu...

Monell Center receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

... S. Breslin, PhD, titled "Taste-Guided Behavior on mosquitoes Helps Eradicate Malaria." Dr. Breslin's project... Explorations grant will assess taste responses of mosquitoes to a range of human skin compounds. Paul Bresli...enable us to find out what it is about humans that mosquitoes find tasty. With that critical piece of informatio...

UN Foundation to Help Protect More than a Million Refugees from Malaria in Africa

...est and cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the malaria. Bed nets prevent malaria transmission by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of transmissions occur. It costs just $10 to purchase and deliver a net to a refugee in need, and to educate the reci...

USAID Recognizes World Malaria Day

...ment measures. Widespread distribution of mosquito nets that prevent mosquitoes from biting their intended victims, new and effective drugs to treat malari...born babies, and spraying insecticides on the inside walls of homes to kill mosquitoes that transmit the disease are all sharply reducing malaria deaths in s...

Working Towards 'Counting Malaria Out' Through Scale-Up of PermaNet(R) Bed Nets, Vestergaard Frandsen Produces 175 Millionth Net; Introduces New Net To Combat Insecticide Resistance

...nd control of malaria. But the company and leading scientists recognize that simply producing more bed nets may not solve the malaria problem, as mosquitoes have become resistant to the class of insecticides approved by the WHO for fighting malaria. Many leading scientists believe that the insecticide resi...

A View from Rwanda: Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of U.S. funded Anti-Malaria Programs

...s at risk for malaria. Yet, between 2001 and 2005, only a few hundred thousand insecticide-treated bednets were distributed to protect people against mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite, producing a negligible impact. Starting in 2006, the government of Rwanda aggressively increased its malaria interven...

As Global Recession Worsens, is Malaria Killing Africa's Potential?

... targeting only young children and pregnant women with bed nets actually fails to offer them the best protection, because it doesn't halt the cycle of mosquitoes picking up and carrying malaria from their neighbors. World Vision's analysis of recent anti-malaria studies shows a marked benefit to covering at lea...

Nothing But Nets Launches World Malaria Day Fundraising Challenge

...rovide hope to parents who are struggling to keep their children safe. For just $10, a person can help keep a young refugee safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes while they sleep.” During a kick-off Nothing But Nets fundraising event in Seattle's West Lake Park today, community members had the opportu...

Course of West Nile Infection Charted

...ed and the levels at which they were produced at different points of time." People infected with West Nile, which is typically passed from birds to mosquitoes to humans, can experience a range of symptoms, from mild, flu-like aches and pains to life-threatening encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Th...

MIT: Fighting malaria by changing the environment

...es a complex chain of transmission between larvae, mosquitoes and humans, "we have made significant progress" to...cally grown plant materials to limit the growth of mosquitoes can have a dramatic effect on controlling malaria...adult mosquitoes, identifying the exact species of mosquitoes (since only specific varieties carry the malaria p...

Case Western Reserve professor helps control infectious diseases with models and math

...ight malaria, scientists have used drug treatment and insecticides (to kill mosquitoes which carry malaria) on a mass scale. For a while the strategy has worked; ...e said. "It all lasted until the parasite developed resistance to drugs and mosquitoes to insecticides, which reversed most of earlier progress. Today we see a d...

'Airport Malaria' Risk Rising With Global Warming

...re's how it happens, as the scientists explain it: mosquitoes make their way on to planes in tropical regions, a... on a plane, as well. And in a warming world where mosquitoes live longer, have more breeding areas, and longer ... malaria in regions where malaria is rare involves mosquitoes local to the region biting a traveler previously i...
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