Malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses, a class of vector-borne diseases that include dengue and Zika, affect millions globally. More than 600,000 people a year die from malaria alone.

While public health measures such as insecticide-treated bed nets and eliminating standing water have saved lives, support is still needed to advance drug therapies and vaccines.

La Jolla Institute for Immunology has developed an informational resource focused on understanding mosquito-borne diseases, their prevalence, and recent research advances uncovering potential treatment targets. The brief, easy-to-understand e-guide provides a comprehensive overview of how these diseases are passed from mosquito to human, and why its clear that we need to support advances in treatment options and vaccine therapies.

The good news is that LJI’s researchers are getting closer than ever to understanding how the body fights mosquito-borne pathogens so that more effective treatments can be developed. Every day, they are conducting fundamental research on how the body successfully reacts to vaccines and battles infections and conversely, how infectious pathogens escape immune surveillance. We hope this guide will provide a useful introduction to mosquito-borne diseases and the progress we continue to make at La Jolla Institute for Immunology towards Life Without Disease©.

Where can we email your Fighting Mosquito-Borne Diseases resource guide?