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Why do some people attract mosquitoes more than others?

Mosquitoes (e.g., Aedes aegypti) are common vectors for many viruses that infect the human population, such as dengue, Zika, and yellow fever. A single female mosquito can bite multiple humans during her three-six weeks lifetime. Aedes aegypti is an efficient vector because…

Inflammation and infection may predict post-thrombectomy mortality

In a recent study published in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, researchers assessed the association of markers of inflammation and infection with mortality in individuals with acute ischemic stroke post-thrombectomy. Study: Markers of Infection and Inflammation are Associated with Post-Thrombectomy Mortality…

Myocarditis may be attributable to monkeypox infection

A new study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that myocardial infiltration could cause myocarditis during monkeypox virus infection. Study: Myocarditis Attributable to Monkeypox Virus Infection in 2 Patients, United States, 2022. Image Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock The article reported that two monkeypox virus-infected immunocompetent…

How COVID-19 affects the female reproductive system

As of October 3rd, 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 615 million cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2), along with over 6.5 million deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Chills, fever,…