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.

Dengue on decline but keep up your guard

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

Over 7 lakh Malaria cases in India this year

More than seven lakh Malaria cases have been reported this year.

Vector-borne diseases are spreading says scientist

Deforestation as well as new system of
irrigation, urbanisation and change in ecosystem has made
certain vector borne diseases spread to other areas from their
traditional ones, a renowned scientist said today.

Vaccine offers hope to treat chikungunya

New vaccine may cure mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which afflicts millions of people.

`Take steps to check water borne diseases`

Karnataka has reported 664 cases of malaria so far this year as against 7674 cases & 11 deaths in 2010.

`Take steps to check water borne diseases`

Karnataka has reported 664 cases of malaria so far this year as against 7674 cases & 11 deaths in 2010.

Scientists’ one step closer to developing treatment for chikungunya

The two monoclonal antibodies can neutralize several strains of virus in a laboratory setting.

Scientists’ one step closer to developing treatment for chikungunya

The two monoclonal antibodies can neutralize several strains of virus in a laboratory setting.

Govt to prepare action plan to fight dengue, chikungunya

The government has decided to prepare an action plan within the next three-four months.

Govt to prepare action plan to fight dengue, chikungunya

The government has decided to prepare an action plan within the next three-four months.

New genetic control tools to combat dengue, chikungunya

With invention of new genetic
tools, financial losses incurred due to epidemics caused by
diseases like dengue and chikungunya can be substantially
reduced in the country, a study released said.