Targeting mosquito spit to halt Yellow Fever, Dengue and Zika

Source: ScienceDaily

A molecule in mosquito spit has been identified as a potential new target for vaccination against a range of diseases for which there is no protection or medicine. Researchers have discovered that the molecule, called sialokinin, makes it easier for a number of viruses to pass from mosquitoes to human, where they can then take hold — leading to unpleasant and potentially deadly diseases including Yellow Fewer, Dengue and Zika.