Featured Research on Vector Biology

NIAID Begins Study of Vaccine to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

NIAID researchers have begun a Phase 1 trial to test a vaccine that could provide broad protection against all of these illnesses, as well as other mosquito-borne diseases.

Targeting the Mosquito's Sense of Smell

NIAID explains how female mosquitoes use olfaction, or sense of smell, to find and bite people, and how researchers are trying to disrupt this sensing mechanism in hopes of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases.



Content last reviewed on March 23, 2017