Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks — ScienceDaily

The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Albin Fontaine of the Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, and colleagues. Zika virus has triggered large outbreaks in human populations, in some cases causing congenital deformities, […]

Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

IMAGE: A blood engorged Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) taking its blood meal on a human arm. view more  Credit: Albin Fontaine and Céline Jourdan, 2020 (CCBY 2.0) The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by […]

Characterizing wildlife consumers to guide behavior change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis — ScienceDaily

A comprehensive new study into the key user groups in Indonesia’s bird trade offers hope for protecting species through behavioural change. Novel research led by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Chester Zoo has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’. Indonesia hosts 16% of the worlds bird species […]

Food allergies take a greater emotional toll on Asian families

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill (November 13, 2020) – Studies have shown that food allergies negatively affect the quality of life of those who suffer with them. A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the impact on food allergy quality of life (FAQOL) […]