'Gender-switching' gene in mosquitoes can help fight dengue fever

A team of scientists has found a way to turn disease-spreading female mosquito embryos into males at a genetic level that can lead to powerful population control strategies.

New device confirms chikungunya in an hour

With a new assay developed in the US, health workers now have a quick way to detect whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbours the virus that causes chikungunya (CHIKV) within an hour.

Chikungunya kills 25 in Colombia

The virus chikungunya has killed 25 people in Colombia in less than a year, the National Health Institute said Monday.

Chikungunya virus may soon spread to US

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus may soon spread to the US, predicts a new study.

LiLo in hurry to finish community service to avoid jail time
LiLo in hurry to finish community service to avoid jail time

Lindsay Lohan is now reportedly in a hurry to finish her community service as she might face jail if she fails to do so.

Lindsay Lohan released from hospital
Lindsay Lohan released from hospital

 Lindsay Lohan was recently released from hospital after contracting rare virus chikungunya and being briefly hospitalized in London.

Lindsay Lohan hospitalised with Chikungunya
Lindsay Lohan hospitalised with Chikungunya

'Mean Girls' actress Lindsay Lohan has been hospitalised after she contracted Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue.

Lindsay Lohan down with Chikungunya
Lindsay Lohan down with Chikungunya

Actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted viral disease, during her holiday in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old star took to Twitter to share the news about her illness with her fans on December 27, reported Ace Showbiz.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya now spreading rapidly through South Pacific

Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, has taken hold in French Polynesia, spreading rapidly and threatening neighbouring Pacific nations, regional health authorities said on Wednesday.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya now spreading rapidly through South Pacific

Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, has taken hold in French Polynesia, spreading rapidly and threatening neighbouring Pacific nations, regional health authorities said on Wednesday.

Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP

The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security.

First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil: Ministry

Brazil`s authorities on Tuesday reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping up attempts to control the disease.

Argentina issues chikungunya virus alert

Argentina has issued a virus alert on the emergence of chikungunya fever.

First confirmed case of chikungunya in US

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the US has been confirmed in a person in Florida.

Dengue-like chikungunya virus reported in El Salvador

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.

How antibodies neutralise chikungunya virus

Researchers have been able to learn the precise structure of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen while it is bound to antibodies, showing how the infection is likely neutralized.

New vaccine candidate for Chikungunya virus identified

Researchers have developed a new method of vaccine creation for Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) using a technique called large scale random codon re-encoding.

HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits

HLL Lifecare Limited,is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for `chikungunya` and `dengue` fever tests.

Chikungunya breakthrough offers hope for better treatment

Scientists claim to have found a specific biomarker for Chikungunya, which they say could serve as an early and accurate prognosis.

Dengue on decline but keep up your guard

Dengue has become a cause of worry as the epidemiology is changing.