Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: Study

An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of a vaccine against Zika, researchers said today.

Japan develops sensor to detect viruses in five minutes

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba in collaboration with Osaka University has developed a sensor that detects infectious viruses in five minutes, the media reported on Tuesday.

Zika virus may be transmitted through saliva, urine

Brazilian researchers found traces of Zika virus in the saliva and urine of patients with symptoms of the disease, which means the virus is potentially transmissible via the two fluids, the media reported on Saturday.

US officials dampen hope for Zika vaccine in near future

 The US researchers are working on two potential vaccines for the Zika virus, but warned that it will likely take years before these are ready for use, a senior US health officials said.

50 percent rise in dengue deaths in Malaysia

The Malaysian health ministry on Wednesday announced that there was more than a 50 percent jump in the number of deaths caused by dengue in 2015 compared to 2014.

Dengue mosquitoes love to lay eggs in water near flowers

Mosquitoes known to transmit diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya are more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers, new research has found.

Mathematical model could help predict dengue fever epidemic

Scientists have developed a new mathematical model that could predict the spread of dengue fever in urban areas and may help contain the deadly disease.

Mathematical model predicts dengue epidemic in urban areas

The model uses a Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) approach to disease spread and the network consists of the city's neighbourhoods where local populations are assumed to be well-mixed.

West Nile, Dengue cures come closer to reality

For the diseases that have no known cure till date, a recent West Nile virus and Dengue virus-related discovery has offered fresh hope that the numbers can be made to come down in the future.

World-first dengue fever vaccine cleared for use in Mexico: Sanofi

"It's a very important moment in the history of public health," Olivier Charmeil, head of the company's vaccines division.

Dengue cases on rise in Dindigul

People who showed symptoms of the disease bought medicines over the counter and approached doctors only when the situation worsened.

Mosquitoes in Delhi: 5 natural remedies to keep them away!

Do you often spend sleepless nights fighting with mosquitoes buzzing in your ears? I am sure, nobody likes it. Here are easy traditional tips that really work against fighting mosquitoes.

Taiwan dengue fever toll rises to 184

 The number of deaths from dengue fever in Taiwan has risen to 184 since May this year, with 10 newly confirmed fatalities, the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) said on Tuesday.

10 dengue deaths in West Bengal

The death toll from dengue fever in West Bengal stands at 10, an official said on Tuesday.

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.

Will pass further directions if necessary to check dengue: Delhi HC

 Delhi government standing counsel Rahul Mehra said the government has started a toll-free helpline for dengue patients.

277 dengue cases in 2nd week of November; total crosses 15,500

The dengue outbreak seems to have plateaued in the second week of November with about 280 cases of the disease reported in the national capital, which was this year faced with its worst outbreak of the vector-borne fever since 1996.

Dengue can be spread back to mosquitoes

 Dengue virus infects 390 million people worldwide each year through the bite of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus.  

One more succumbs to dengue, toll touches 43

The national capital till now has recorded 14,889 cases of dengue, with over 7,200 of them being reported in October only.