With the increase of insecticide resistance, what are the alternative ways of preventing malaria? Justine Rougé discusses zooprophylaxis and zoopotentiation.
We have observed the redistribution of mosquito populations responsible for infectious diseases, they’ve undergone epidemiological changes.
The use of herbicides is increasingly controversial due to their different deleterious effects on the biodiversity out of their expected targets. Among herbicides, glyphosate is the most widespread in the world.
Apart from the diversity of symptoms caused by mosquito-borne diseases, other symptoms, less known by health services can occur like ocular symptoms. Justine Rougé explores.
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a vector-borne disease that can cause death. It is estimated around 8 million people are infected worldwide, mostly in Latin America where the disease represents a public health problem.
Justine Rougé explores the latest gene-editing technologies available to scientists and investigates some recent studies using Wolbachia.
Malaria is the most important human parasitic disease. It is caused y an intra-erythrocytic Apicomplexa protozoa of Plasmodiidae family and Plasmodium genus. This parasite is transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of Anopheles genus during a blood meal . However, the parasite transmission often constitutes a population bottleneck*  and a Read more…
Aedes. albopictus (Skuse, 1895) is a vector of several arboviruses , including dengue and chikungunya . This mosquito species has expanded its range considerably in recent years, threatening temperate regions that once had no risk of transmission  thanks to its tolerance to cold temperatures. To control Ae. albopictus, several tools Read more…
Zika or Dengue Virus: What Does the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Prefer to Transmit to You When It’s Coinfected?
Dengue virus (DENV) is considered to be the most important arbovirus, owing to the number and severity of human infections worldwide  affecting 390 million people worldwide every year . Among them, 2 338 848 suspected dengue cases were reported by the Americas alone in 2016 . However, the recent Read more…
P. falciparum infection may give rise to severe malaria whose the most known clinical form is cerebral malaria reflected by convulsions, coma, fever and other symptoms such as respiratory distress.