New `man, machine` system provides for improved malaria diagnosis

Researchers have found a new `man and machine` decision support system, which provides more effective diagnosis for malaria than the traditional methods.

Health minister urges builders to prevent mosquito menace

Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader has urged the builders here to help in prevention of mosquito breeding in the city by assigning a worker to clean stagnant waters in construction sites regularly.

New `virus-like particle` may offer protection against chikungunya

A new study has revealed that a new vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) appears likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus.

West Bengal turns to bug to prevent malaria

West Bengal plans to use a bug to control the mosquito population that is responsible for malaria and dengue.

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts have warned.

Malaria continues havoc in Tripura, toll now 41

The deaths in a malaria outbreak in Tripura have risen to 41, including 31 children, a minister said here Sunday.

Malaria outbreak in Tripura claims 20 lives, over 300 tribals critically ill

A malaria outbreak has claimed the lives of at least 20 tribals in the Dhalai region of Tripura. More than 300 are still said to critically ill with high fever.

DNA-tinkered, male-only mosquitoes to check malaria

In a pioneering work towards eradicating malaria, scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males.

Bacterial infection in malaria-transmitting mosquito found

Researchers have found the first evidence of an intercellular bacterial infection in natural populations of two species of Anopheles mosquitoes, the major vectors of malaria in Africa.

Delhi records first two dengue cases in 2014

The national capital has registered its first two cases of dengue this year, municipal official said Tuesday.

Nazis plotted to create super-mosquitoes to infect enemy

Nazi German scientists secretly planned to breed `super-mosquitoes` infested with malaria that could be air-dropped into enemy territory during World War II, a researcher has claimed.

New drug target for treating deadly malaria identified

Researchers have revealed that a protein and other proteins it interacts with could become effective targets for new drugs to control the parasite that cause toxoplasmosis.

Scientists: Mosquito virus spreads to Americas

Scientists say a viral disease first detected in Africa that is spread to people by infected mosquitoes is being locally transmitted in the Americas for the first time.

Africans once protected against malaria face new risk

A common type of malaria that used to be powerless to infect certain groups of Africans is becoming more potent, putting tens of millions of people at risk, scientists said today.

New dengue cases in West Garo

Health authorities in Meghalaya detected five more new cases of dengue in West Garo Hills district, putting the number at 23, a week after the entire state was put on alert for dengue, officials said on Saturday.

Newly developed holograms may help end scourge of malaria

Researchers have developed digital holograms of malaria sperm which has given them fresh insights into the behaviour of these tiny life forms.

Long monsoon spreading dengue

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital.

Three fresh dengue cases reported in Bhopal

Three fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the city though none of them is in critical condition, Health Deparment officials said on Wednesday.

Dengue cases jump from 11 to 142 in one month in Delhi

An alarming 142 cases of dengue have been detected in August in the city, the highest this year, prompting the municipal bodies to step up preventive measures.

New warning system can predict dengue outbreaks weeks in advance

It will be possible to forecast the outbreak of dengue fever up to 16 weeks in advance, with the help of a warning system which measures the risk of dengue incidence using precipitation and air temperature.