Sporadic epidemics of West Nile Fever occur in Europe in the summer months when the mosquito vector of West Nile virus is biting. Do new introductions occur… Read more »
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- Could SARS-CoV-2 become a zoonosis? - 17th December 2021
- Linking a disease to knowledge of its vector: River blindness and black flies - 12th November 2021
- Is toxoplasmosis a COVID risk factor? - 8th October 2021
Artemisinin and its derivatives are regarded as the most effective antimalaria drug available today. They are used as a standard treatment for malaria… Read more »
On the occasion of BugBitten's fourth birthday: time to reflect
Facilitated by increasing global mobility, urbanisation, climate change, and the development of insecticide resistance, populations of the yellow fever… Read more »
Researchers report that the common eye fluke can alter the anti-predator behaviour of its fish host in different ways depending upon whether it is immature or… Read more »
The increase in the popularity of eating raw fish in sushi and sashimi dishes has been blamed for a parallel increase in cases of anisakiasis. This painful… Read more »
The Pyrenean chamois has been used to investigate the consequences of the higher parasite burdens experienced by males compared with females.
A molecule produced by the malaria parasite makes its host more attractive to mosquitoes and affects mosquito physiology in ways that may enhance its… Read more »
Barramundi are often plagued by small transparent flatworms that live on their surface, causing epidermal damage resulting in economic losses to the fish… Read more »
A steroidal hormone mimic applied to the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae reduces its reproductive fitness and its ability to transmit malaria.