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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.

Delhi records first two dengue cases in 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:11

The national capital has registered its first two cases of dengue this year, municipal official said Tuesday.

Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Brazil releases genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 04:10

Even as the vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have now become a global public health threat, Brazil has reportedly released the world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue.

`United effort needed against vector-borne diseases in South Asia`

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:03

Vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria still have a significant impact on the socio-economic status of countries in south Asia, the WHO said Thursday, calling for a united effort against them.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 23:06

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases

Campaign to raise awareness about dengue launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:47

A nationwide campaign was launched Tuesday to raise awareness about dengue and control its rising incidence across India.

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