UF Department of Entomology and Nematology

Can Antiviral Agents Help Immune Systems Fight Mosquito-Borne Dengue?

Can the dengue virus be prevented using antiviral agents such as antibiotics or vaccines? Before considering that step, University of Florida scientists are taking a closer look at whether mosquito immune systems can be influenced enough to fight the virus as a control method.

Does Paternal Health Status in Mosquitoes Influence Maternal Offspring Results?

Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are one step closer to learning the factors that ultimately lead to characteristic differences in mosquito offspring—a key takeaway in the make-up of mosquito species and a critical finding in the continued research of mosquito-borne illnesses.