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Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Researchers in the US have developed a new ultra long-acting pill that can remain in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed and aid in elimination of malaria.

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.

Step up cleanliness efforts, L-G Najeeb Jung tells Delhi govt, local bodies

Step up cleanliness efforts, L-G Najeeb Jung tells Delhi govt, local bodies

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday held a meeting at Raj Niwas to discuss issues related to cleanliness in Delhi, keeping in view the rising cases of chikungunya, dengue, and malaria.

Chikungunya menace in Delhi: SC to hear PIL on September 26

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against the Delhi government over its inability to control the spread of chikungunya, dengue, and malaria.

322 dengue, 6,695 malaria cases reported in Haryana

As many as 322 dengue cases and 6,695 cases of malaria have been reported in Haryana this season, a senior health official said today.

Chikungunya-dengue outbreak in Delhi: Key facts and updates you should know!

As dengue and chikungunya cases continue to rise in the city, the Delhi government has been criticised for failing to take measures to prevent mosquito breeding, like fogging and door-to-door sensitisation.

Suffering from chikungunya? Eat these foods to recover fast!

Taking plenty of fluids in the form of water, soups, dals and broths can help flush out virus fast from the body.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: 4 deaths in 24 hours; toll rises to 5

On Monday, a 65-year-old man from Ghaziabad has succumbed to chikungunya at Ganga Ram Hospital, becoming the first victim of vector-borne disease in the national capital.

Dengue, chikungunya in Delhi: Understanding and identifying mosquito-borne diseases!

While dengue fever is mostly spread by the Aedes aegypti, chikungunya virus is often spread by the Aedes albopictus. However, both types of mosquitoes can spread both diseases.

DNA: Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control malaria

Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control Malaria. To know more watch the full news story of DNA.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: What you need to know, why it is so dangerous for the elderly!

Chikungunya is a viral illness, primarily transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes, predominantly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus - two species which can also transmit other mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue. 

Delhi: Chikungunya cases on rise, AIIMS tests 885 blood samples positive

Several hospitals in the national capital are reporting increasing cases of chikungunya, including at Safdarjung Hospital where three deaths due to dengue and one due to malaria have taken place this season.

Dengue, chikungunya, malaria in Delhi: Symptoms, tips to beat mosquito-borne diseases!

This season, many states across the country, including Delhi, are grappling with rising cases of mosquito-borne illnesses, mainly dengue, chikungunya, and malaria.

30-year-old first to die of malaria in Delhi this year

A 30-year-old man was the first victim here to die of the vector-borne disease malaria this year, authorities said.

WHO certifies Sri Lanka as Malaria-free

According to WHO, after Malaria cases soared in the 1970s and 80s, the country's anti-Malaria campaign in the 1990s adjusted its strategy to intensively target the parasite in addition to targeting the mosquitoes.

Dengue, chikungunya cases on the rise: Five deadliest mosquito-borne illnesses you should know!

Till July 28, 9,990 suspected chikungunya cases have been recorded in the country. Also, over 15,000 cases of dengue have been reported across the country this year.

How malaria supports spread of infectious cancer in Africa

Infectious agents can cause a lot of cancer in Africa and researchers believe they now have a clue to how malaria during pregnancy creates the right conditions for a virus to cause cancer in children.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.