Midges and cholera

Just when we think we’ve got a disease covered, a serendipitous discovery reveals that humans may not be the reservoir for Vibrio cholerae at all, and that it may exist between pandemics in the non-biting midge. A recent paper on the subject explains in detail how important this discovery could be for controlling this devastating disease: Adult non-biting midges: possible windborne carriers of Vibrio cholerae

Author: David Bradley

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