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36 new dengue cases in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 18:18

The number of dengue patients continues to go up in the national capital, with 36 new cases Friday, official data said.

Mosquito-repelling compounds found in Jatropha curcas

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 19:16

Jatropha curcas, a folk remedy plant used in India and Africa to ward off bugs, contains insect-repelling compounds, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found.

Scientists crack secret of mosquito`s immunity

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 11:05

Scientists have cracked the code of how mosquitoes develop immunity to virus, potentially opening the way to better vaccines for diseases such as dengue.

Sri Lanka go to war against dengue mosquito

Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 23:08

Sri Lanka has decided to deploy the military and the police identify and destroy the mosquito breeding sites.

12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 23:11

A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes` breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health Minister A.K Walia

New mosquito species doesn`t need blood before laying eggs

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:04

Scientists have discovered a secretive and exotic species of mosquito, which, unlike others of its kind, do not require a blood meal before laying eggs.

‘Death by mosquito bite is also an accident’

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 18:44

Death due to a mosquito bite is an accident and is covered under accidental death insurance, a consumer forum here has said.

In shoals, fishes like school kids follow rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 17:45

By tracking the fish using computer imaging and fitting mathematical models to how the fish interact with each other, the researchers were able to decode the rules by which these fish interact with one another.

Dengue cases close to 800 in the capital

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 23:10

Dengue cases in the national capital neared the 800 mark on Wednesday after another 21 people tested positive for the mosquito borne virus.

Malaria: The mosquito-borne killer

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 09:56

Almost half the world`s population -- or 3.3 billion people -- are at risk of malaria.

Dengue toll rises to 19 in Orissa

Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 18:52

Of the 19 dengue victims, 15 alone belonged to the coal belt in Angul, while the rest four hailed from Balangir, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara and Deogarh districts each.

`Won’t declare dengue as epidemic in Orissa`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 21:12

Orissa government has claimed dengue had been detected in 465 districts spread over 20 states in India.