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First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:03

The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:15

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Malaysia sets up task force to fight dengue as deaths rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:38

Malaysia has set up a task force to combat dengue fever as deaths from the mosquito-borne tropical disease have soared, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday.

12 dengue cases reported in Delhi, NCR

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:49

The monsoon is yet to set in but 12 cases of dengue have already been reported in the national capital and its adjoining areas, municipal data revealed Monday.

5 deaths due to Dengue, 47 due to Encephalitis last yr in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:27

Uttar Pradesh Government today said that five persons have died of Dengue and 47 due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the State last year.

Brazil in rush to finish stadiums 10 days from World Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 09:25

With 10 days until the World Cup begins, Brazil was rushing on Monday to finish installing seats in stadiums and to deal with threats ranging from violent protests to dengue fever.

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.

World Health Day: Fight against vector-borne disease

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 12:20

On the occasion of World Health Day, April 7, 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases (VBDs), with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.

At least 152 deaths due to dengue reported this year

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:27

A total of 152 dengue deaths have been reported from the country this year and Maharashtra has topped the chart with 35 causalities, the government said Tueday.

Over 4,200 dengues cases in the capital so far: MCD

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:10

There is no let up in dengue cases which have risen to over 4,200 this year in Delhi.

Dengue claims two lives in Cachar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 14:51

Two persons, a woman and a child, have died of dengue this week in Assam`s Cachar district, official sources said here today.

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.