Source from: Lifewise (National Healthcare Group) Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have discovered that there might be a genetic reason for your attractiveness to the little bloodsuckers. In a study published in medical journal PLOS ONE, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were released into a tube with two sections leading to a set of twins. The bugs were equally attracted to identical twins, while fraternal twins (who have differences in their genes) displayed varying levels of attractiveness. Scientists say this suggests a genetic component to the “m..
The Straits Times Wednesday, April 6 2016 Reported by Salma Khalik, Senior Health Correspondent With the unseasonably hot weather giving a boost to mosquito growth, and a change in the predominant dengue viral strain, the authorities are warning that there could be a major epidemic of dengue this year. So far, 6,400 people have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne viral infection – three times the number seen at this time last year. If numbers continue, there could be 30,000 people infected this year, with many needing hospitalisation. The authorities said eradication..
Excerpt From TODAY-Tuesday, 2 February 2016 Sydney/Geneva (AGENCIES) Infectious disease experts have warned that the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly worldwide, is likely under-diagnosed in South-east Asia, even as a report indicates mosquito bites may not be the only form of transmission. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an emergency committee yesterday to debate whether a Zika Virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in birth defects in South America should be considered a global health emergency. According to a report published in the Southeast..