NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Secretary of State for Public Health (SESPA) in Pará state, Brazil, is reporting eight confirmed Mayaro virus cases last year. In Pará, the period of greatest transmission...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A study conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil suggests people previously infected by Chikungunya virus may develop partial immunity to Mayaro virus....

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 French health authorities reported 13 laboratory-confirmed cases of Mayaro fever in French Guiana earlier this month. According to the World Health Organization, in September...

Mayaro virus (MAYV) — which can cause fever, joint aches, muscle pains, headache, eye pain, rash, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea — first was isolated from the blood of five symptomatic workers in Mayaro...

Five years ago, Bill Gates wrote in his blog that the deadliest animal in the world is the mosquito. When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close. According to the World Health Organization,...

A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to...

Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying...

Five cases of Mayaro virus (MAYV) were detected in patients in Amazonas state in northwestern Brazil in 2016, according to a G1 Globo report (computer translated). According to the Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado...

  Ian Mackay, PhD is a virologist with The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. See more of Dr Mackay’s blogging at Virology Down Under Mayaro virus (MAYV) is a member of the Family...