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No encephalitis threat in Kolkata, say officials

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:14

West Bengal capital Kolkata is unlikely to be affected by encephalitis, said health and civic officials even though the vector-borne disease has claimed over 100 lives this year in the north of the state.

AIIMS and other hospitals challaned for mosquito breeding

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:56

Several leading hospitals in Delhi were found to be breeding sites for aedes and anopheles mosquito which causes dengue and malaria respectively during the inspection by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) teams.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:02

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:03

The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:15

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:47

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.

Dengue-like chikungunya virus reported in El Salvador

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 04:20

Salvadoran health authorities have confirmed that a dengue-like disease that has been spreading across the Caribbean has now appeared in the Central-American country.

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