Exciting new research uncovers some reasons why very few tsetse flies develop salivary gland infections.
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- Barriers to trypanosome transmission by tsetse flies - 8th June 2018
- The importance of community commitment to tsetse control - 11th May 2018
- Are parasite-induced behavioural changes and sterility linked? - 9th March 2018
A tsetse control project conducted in Burkina Faso reveals the importance of the engagement of local communities.
Parasitic infections can cause multiple changes to occur to their hosts. Are these changes all initiated by the same mechanism or are several causes involved?… Read more »
The parasites causing vivax malaria is known to preferentially invade immature red blood cells by attaching to Duffy antigens on the cell surface. An… Read more »
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 »
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 »