Genetically modified mosquito use under consideration in Houston

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County, Texas, officials are negotiating with a British...

This virus can also make you infertile – Read

As per a new study, the persistence of Zika virus in the male reproductive organ can also impair fertility. In humans, Zika virus can remain in semen months after infection. However, before the current study, it was not clear how the virus affected the testes, which...

Townsville records its first dengue case of 2017

Townsville health authorities have announced their first confirmed case of locally-acquired dengue fever for the year. A Mount Louisa resident tested positive for Dengue Serotype 2, which is a different strain to that responsible for the recent dengue outbreak in...

Dengue Virus

Dengue fever is one of the mosquito-borne flavivirus which include dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. There are four serotypes of dengue, and recent research shows that contracting one type of dengue can cause more serious infection when reinfected with...

Queensland Researchers Unite to Fight Zika

Kick-starter funding of $50,000 has helped unite Brisbane-based researchers in the battle against Zika virus. Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Queensland are using a $50,000 grant from the Australian Infectious Diseases...

Zika Virus in Indonesia Since 2015: Researcher

Children suffering from dengue fever receive medical treatment at the Indramayu General Hospital, West Java, in January, 2015. Researchers say they have found Zika virus amid suspected patients of dengue fever in Jambi, last year. (Antara) The Zika virus has been in...
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