How Can Plasmodium Infections Change the Human Odour to Attract Mosquitoes?

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 [1]. However, the parasite transmission often constitutes a population bottleneck* [2] and a Read more…

How the Age and Size Can Influence the Sperm Quantity in Aedes. Albopictus?

Aedes. albopictus (Skuse, 1895) is a vector of several arboviruses [1][2], including dengue and chikungunya [3]. This mosquito species has expanded its range considerably in recent years, threatening temperate regions that once had no risk of transmission [4] 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 [1] affecting 390 million people worldwide every year [2]. Among them, 2 338 848 suspected dengue cases were reported by the Americas alone in 2016 [3]. However, the recent Read more…