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September 26, 2020

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A Protein Essential for Chikungunya Virus Replication Identified

Chikungunya is an infectious disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus transmitted to humans. It is characterized by high fever and intense joint and muscle pain that can last for several months. The ...

Trapping Female Mosquitoes Helps Curb Chikungunya Virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently developed an Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) that attracts and captures female mosquitoes looking for a site to lay eggs. Now, ...

Snapshot of Chikungunya Could Lead to Drugs, Vaccines for Viral Arthritis

A team has snapped high-resolution pictures of chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints. The structures shows in atomic-level detail how the virus and ...

New Insights on Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Infection

The frequency of chronic joint pain after infection with chikungunya in a large Latin-American cohort was 25 percent at a median of 20-months ...