Mosquitoes are helping to fight one of the world’s fastest-spreading viruses

A trial in Indonesia has seen a 77% drop in dengue fever cases after mosquitoes were infected with a bacteria commonly found in insects. It’s called Wolbachia and it reduces a mosquito’s ability to spread dengue, by making it harder for the virus to replicate.   https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/mosquito-dengue-wolbachia-bacteria/.    Dengue Fever is found in more than 100 …

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Vaccine fears: What’s in a COVID-19 vaccine?

You should know that The three companies — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — with COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States list the ingredients of their vaccines on their websites and on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.   None of the vaccines contain eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals such …

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New Discovery Could Stop Dengue Fever

A new antibody attacks a protein the virus makes, not the virus itself. Now, it may be possible to make a new vaccine that will not set off the severe form of dengue- dengue hemorrhagic fever   https://www.freethink.com/articles/new-dengue-discovery        

Cone snail venom shows potential for treating severe malaria

Current vaccines for malaria have proved less than moderately effective, to treat severe malaria. Even once the parasites have been killed the adhesion of the infected red blood cells due to protein-protein interactions, causes severe problems. It seems that cone snail venom has some unique anti-adherent properties.  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/fau-csv021721.php Snail venom may provide a novel way …

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