Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela
Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela

Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

Global warming could make insecticides less effective

Researchers from Montana State University in US showed that permethrin becomes less effective at killing the yellowfever mosquito as temperatures increase.

Rising temperatures may affect pesticide effectiveness
Rising temperatures may affect pesticide effectiveness

The researchers exposed adult mosquitoes to varying concentrations of permethrin at a range of temperatures.

Chikungunya virus may cause brain infection

 Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, can lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65, a study says.

Single vaccine for Chikungunya, related viruses comes closer to reality

 Researchers have identified "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses, including Chikungunya virus, that cause fever and debilitating joint pain.

Affordable diagnostic kit for chikungunya developed

The team found that the virus replicates only in mosquitoes, which makes it harmless to humans and other vertebrates.

New genetic test speeds up Ebola diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new DNA test that can be used to rapidly diagnose Ebola and other pathogens such as Chikungunya and hepatitis C virus.

Infectious diseases caused by mosquitoes

Many people fall victims to diseases caused by mosquitoes and many experience pain and suffering from illnesses transmitted by them.

Six tested positive for Chikungunya in Ganjam

Six persons have tested positive for chikungunya at Gudipadara village under Patrapur block in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Dengue, chikungunya cases much higher than reported in India

The number of people infected by two mosquito-borne viruses - dengue and chikungunya - is much higher than reported in India, a study by researchers at a US university has found.

Govt reviews dengue, malaria preparedness of civic bodies

 Union Health Minister J P Nadda today reviewed the preparedness of Delhi's civic bodies to tackle the outbreak of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya during the monsoon season and thereafter.

Caribbean health authorities sound alert about Zika virus

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) has said that authorities in the region should be alert to the possible spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the same mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya.

'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.