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Dengue menace: Two more die in Delhi, death toll jumps to 311

Dengue menace: Two more die in Delhi, death toll jumps to 311

Two more persons including a 12-year-old girl from south Delhi have succumbed to dengue, taking the death toll due to the vector-borne disease in the city to four as the total number of cases jumped to over 310.

Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika

An investigation was under way to determine how the person in Palm Beach County became infected.

Zika virus: Florida steps up investigation after first local transmission

 Florida authorities stepped up "aggressive" investigations after health officials reported the first local transmission of the Zika virus in the country, a media report said on Saturday.

Brazilian scientists found another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.

Akshay Kumar shares #grandmastip and it's a MUST READ!

Akshay Kumar shares #grandmastip and it's a MUST READ!

Bollywood's ultimate action star Akshay Kumar is quite vocal about issues concerning our society. The popular film star, this time took to Twitter to share a health-related post.

Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate

The study, led by the University of Leeds in the UK, found that inflammation where the insect has bitten makes viral infections spread by the insects far worse.

Factbox - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. 

Mosquito menace: Now, 'harmless' vectors infest Delhi!

Culex is a vector for a group of diseases that can be transmitted to humans.

Zika virus linked to birth defects may spread across US

 The Zika virus, spread by a day-biting mosquito and possibly linked to serious birth defects in Brazil, has the potential to spread within the Americas, including parts of the US, researchers have warned.

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.

Less effective drugs fight malaria more effectively

The fight against malaria can be hard, but a team of researchers has found that the more effective way to beat the disease is to use less effective drugs some of the time.

Malaria protein could help treat cancer

 The mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that could help stop cancer, new research has found.

World's first malaria vaccine approved by EU regulators

The world`s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

2 dead from dengue fever in American Samoa

Two people in American Samoa have died from dengue fever and two others have been diagnosed with the disease in the US territory.

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.

How malaria-spreading mosquitoes can sense you're at home ready to bite

A new study has revealed that malaria-spreading mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to know whether you are at home or not, which then triggers them to land on human skin.

Insecticide-resistant 'super mosquito' discovered

A newly discovered 'super mosquito' has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets which are key to preventing the spread of malaria in humans, scientists say.

Anti-malaria drug combo boon for children

A drug combination of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered for the treatment of children with malaria, suggests a study.

How mosquitoes transmit malaria in genes revealed

A new study has revealed that mosquito species, Anopheles genus, the sole carriers of human malaria, transmit the disease in genes.

Just bed nets enough for protection against malaria

There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, says a new research.