People showing virtually no symptoms are likely the primary source of dengue fever, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. Nearly 400 million people each year are infected with dengue virus, which is transmitted through mosquitoes.
Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
Nigeria has been affected with an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever since the start of this year. This disease typically has a high rate of fatality, no known cure and no vaccines have been developed against it yet. This is an unprecedented outbreak of this disease that is spreading faster than before. It is […]