Dengue Virus Turns Mosquito Hungry

Dengue Virus Turns Mosquito Hungry

As per recent reports, it has been revealed recently that scientists have shown for it for the first time that infection due to dengue virus generally tens to turn on mosquito the mosquito genes which are inclined towards making those better feeders as well as hungrier.

As a result, it is more and more possibly that the disease will be spreading to humans.

Specifically, the medical experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has discovered that the dangerous virus infection caused by dengue of the salivary gland of mosquitoes which generally tends to trigger a reaction which consisted of genes from the immune system of the insect.

Also, their behavior of feeding and the ability to sense odors is great. While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with mentioning what all pros and cons can be seen, senior author of the study, George Dimopoulus, said: “The virus may, therefore, facilitate the mosquito's host-seeking ability, and could-at least theoretically-increase transmission efficiency, although we don't fully understand the relationships between feeding efficiency and virus transmission”.

Dengue virus is first and foremost spread to humans by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito. As per stats, it has been said that in excess of 2.5bn people are living in regions where dengue fever is no less than an endemic.

As per latest estimated released by the World Health Organization, there are around 50mn to 100mn dengue infections on a yearly basis.

During the course of the study, the team of researchers found that the dengue virus generally infects the organs of mosquito, the antennae and salivary glands that are extremely vital for finding as well as feeding on a human host.

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