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Visualising bluetongue virus in midges

Today at the Society’s Annual Conference, Alice Muntzer spoke about a new way to visualise virus particles inside biting midges that spread disease. This unusual looking image is a fluorescently labelled section of a Culicoides biting midge. On the left … Continue reading

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Could European mosquitoes transmit Zika virus?

The ongoing Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has now had confirmed cases in the UK and other parts of Europe. The disease appears to be linked to an increase in babies born with microcephaly as well as a serious … Continue reading

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