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First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Now, bug sensors to help save crops

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 18:52

Scientists have developed an inexpensive wireless sensor to classify different insect species with up to 99 per cent accuracy, that could help protect crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

Honduras confirms 27 deaths from dengue fever

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:44

A Honduran dengue fever epidemic has killed 27 people so far this year and infected some 31,960 individuals, health officials said.

Dengue fever: Check for the symptoms

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:59

When dengue advances into the critical stage it can result in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets or dangerously low blood pressure.

Dengue in Mizoram

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 14:06

At least 15 people in Mizoram have been affected by dengue with the health department gearing up to combat the disease.

Odisha: 80 more dengue cases

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 18:02

At least 80 people in Odisha tested positive for dengue in the last couple of days.

35 fresh cases of dengue reported in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 18:25

Out of the 298 cases, four cases have been reported from outside Delhi. A nine-year-old girl died due to dengue last month.

One more dengue death in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 11:22

More than half the people who tested positive for dengue were from the coastal Balasore and Ganjam districts.

Dengue not in epidemic form in Odisha: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 13:38

Altogether 200 dengue cases have been reported in Odisha, health officials said, but claimed that it was not spreading in an epidemic form.

Luke Wright fears having contracted ‘Dengue Fever’ during IPL stint

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 12:53

England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has revealed on his Twitter account that he has been told by the doctors he might have contracted Dengue Fever while playing for Pune Warriors in the lucrative Indian Premier League, and would be undergoing blood tests.

Minor succumbs to dengue fever in Madurai

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 15:03

A three-year-old girl succumbed to dengue fever at private hospital here, hospital sources said here Wednesday.

GM mosquitoes `to tackle dengue fever`

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 16:52

Dengue is caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito as it bites. The World Health Organisation estimates that there may be 50 million cases each year, and the incidence is rising. As yet, there is no vaccine.