Using traps to lure parasites away may be a good alternative to pesticides for aquatic farms. But what attracts them?
Mosquitos are more common in poorly kept-up neighborhoods Researchers find that poorly maintained neighborhoods in cities tend to have more of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the carrier of the yellow fever virus. This is a vector-borne disease risk for these communities that needs further investigation.
The team concluded, based on their data, that socioeconomic status is related to Aedes aegypti abundance within Puerto Rico’s urban landscape. The presence of Aedes aegypti was most closely linked to the presence of litter and median household income for the neighborhood. There were more mosquitos in the poorest…
A large trial of COVID-19 positive patients at increased risk of severe illness showed that two types of monoclonal antibody infusions did reduce the severity of their infection compared to controls.
How has COVID-19 affected mental health in the US? A representative study shows how and why the pandemic had such an impact, which will help develop better public health approaches to future long-term crises.
So far, it seems that the mRNA vaccine platform does not produce many side effects in pregnant women. It passes some immunoglobulins to the fetus, but it is unknown if the fetus develops robust immunity.
Researchers from Australia have confirmed that an FDA-approved anti-parasitic agent called Ivermectin can inhibit SARS-Cov2 replication in the cell and have proposed it as a candidate for further clinical trials.
Scientists recently discovered key information about SARS-CoV-2 that could improve the medical treatment of patients with severe pneumonia.
Questions surrounding the nature of asymptomatic cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been present since near the beginning of the pandemic. A recent meta-analysis explored what has been published on this question.
Do commercial hand sanitizers work on coronavirus? In the lab, yes. Studies are needed using real human hands, which come with ethical challenges.
A study suggests that small mammals like rodents have adapted to thrive on human-influenced land. They also happen to carry a lot of human pathogens. This increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, such as pandemics.