The CDC is reporting that cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya
virus are on the increase in the United States.
PHE's Dr Jolyon Medlock said: "We are looking for the incursion of mosquitoes which act as vectors for diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya
According to the Pan American Health Organization, chikungunya
has spread to at least two dozen countries and territories across the Western Hemisphere since the first case was registered in French St.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring insect repellants and take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent contracting the chikungunya
disease that is spreading across the islands.
Washington, April 3 ( ANI ): Researchers have been able to learn the precise structure of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya
virus pathogen while it is bound to antibodies, showing how the infection is likely neutralized.
The topics include drivers of virus emergence, henipaviruses, rabies and other lyssaviruses, chikungunya
virus, and hepatitus E virus.
The mosquito can carry dengue and chikungunya
viruses, both of which cause high fevers.
Singapore, Mar 14, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Recent breakthroughs in Chikungunya
research spearheaded by scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have made great strides in the battle against the infectious disease.
An experimental vaccine to prevent chikungunya
fever, a viral disease spread by certain species of mosquitoes, is being tested in a clinical trial conducted by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
Since its first report in 1953 (1), chikungunya
has caused numerous massive outbreaks worldwide.
CASES of dengue fever have more than doubled in 2010 and chiKungunya
cases have increased by 34% in UK travellers, figures from the Health Protection Agency reveal.
Another infection carried by mosquitos, chikungunya
, doubled to six cases in the West Midlands last year.