Tag: mosquitoes

South Asia’s Canals linked to Malaria widespread, says study

May 14, 2012

NEW DELHI — Independent India should learn lessons from the deadly malaria epidemics that swept many parts of the country in the last century, attributable to indiscriminate canal building and related projects by the then rulers, a new study suggests. The study by Elizabeth Whitcombe, visiting senior research scholar at the earth system science interdisciplinary […]

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Dengue Virus turns mosquitoes hungrier

April 5, 2012

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that infection with dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that makes them hungrier and better feeders, and therefore possibly more likely to spread the disease to humans.Published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, the results showed that dengue virus infection of the mosquito’s […]

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