Mosquito saliva increases disease severity following dengue virus infection

Insects transmit diseases when, probing for blood vessels, they inject saliva together with viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens into the skin of mammalian hosts. A study in mice suggests a critical role of mosquito saliva in the outcome of dengue virus infection….

Insects transmit diseases when, probing for blood vessels, they inject saliva together with viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens into the skin of mammalian hosts. A study in mice suggests a critical role of mosquito saliva in the outcome of dengue virus infection….