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Zoonotic Diseases

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GMO Mosquitos Set for Release in California
Micro Innovations, Zoonotic Diseases

Sterile Mosquitos Used to Limit Viral Disease

Aedes aegypti poses a significant threat as they vector diseases including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue fever. There are growing concerns
Zoonotic Diseases

The Nipah Virus…

Another Emerging Virus With a Very High Mortality Rate Originates from bats The Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus
A Microscope image of a tick, the primary vectors of Lyme Disease and Powassan Virus
Zoonotic Diseases

Lyme Disease: Why it’s so difficult to treat?

Lyme disease is one of the most common types of tick-borne diseases (TBDs), yet many questions remain surrounding long-term treatment
Dead birds being disposed of in a sanitary way to prevent further spread of Avian Influenza Virus (bird flu)
Zoonotic Diseases

Is Bird Flu Only For The Birds?

In December 2021, Canada reported the first case of the 2021-2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in North America.
Micro Innovations, Zoonotic Diseases

Self-Destructing Mosquitoes: A new way to combat malaria and other mosquito vector diseases.

CRISPR technology used to control the fourth biggest infectious disease killer...
Zoonotic Diseases

The Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

More deadly than Lyme Disease… In 1958, a five-year-old boy from Powassan, Ontario, Canada presented to a children’s hospital complaining
Zoonotic Diseases

Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis: A little known, but dangerous bug!

Want to lower your risk of contracting a MAP-related malady? Here’s how. Emerging research is implicating Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP)
Micro Musings, Zoonotic Diseases

Is there a simple and inexpensive treatment for Ebola?

Antidepressants may be our best bet in treating Ebola The 2013 to 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa made global
Micro Musings, Zoonotic Diseases

Parasites Taking a Toll on Unsuspecting Veterans

Recently, cases of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) and hepatic pain in the United States have been described among Vietnam War
Zoonotic Diseases

Transmission of Lyme Disease by Mosquitos and Flies

The classic bulls-eye rash is one that most people are warned to watch out for and are told to seek