In July, a fifty-year-old Spaniard who had not visited any endemic countries was diagnosed with the chikungunya virus. Most likely, the infection occurred in his home town. This is not the first time the tropical virus has been transmitted in Europe. A publication in eLIFE shows that the distribution of the transmitting mosquito covers a great part of Europe. Continue reading
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American scientists have discovered a specific odour produced by malaria-infected cells which attracts mosquitoes. This might explain why malaria mosquitoes are more likely to bite infected individuals. The study was published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Continue reading