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Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

According to reports, over 100 people have lost their lives in the southern state of Kerala, succumbing to various diseases, such as, H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Insecticide-treated bed nets and walls have helped prevent bites and reduce malaria, but researchers say mosquitoes are adapting to preventive conditions, leaving adults and children vulnerable in the early evening and early morning hours – when they are not under the nets or in the house.

Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Cantonment Board to take precautionary steps to stop the infestation of mosquitoes.

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

The health minister, while speaking at the launch of a campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said that drones should be deployed to check for mosquito breeding sites in homes.

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

 Mosquitoes carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, the Zika virus and encephalitis.

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

The Delhi government has ordered inspection of construction sites and its residential colonies here to check breeding grounds for mosquitoes as it gears up to prevent possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

There are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever.

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

As per a report on vector-borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), at least 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital as on April 8, 2017. 

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Science, can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus.

Texas announces first local Zika case

Texas announces first local Zika case

Texas has announced its first case of local Zika virus, making it the second US state after Florida to say it likely has mosquitoes spreading the disease that can cause birth defects.

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.

Dengue and chikungunya – Here's myth-busting info on mosquito-borne diseases!

Only prevention and control of mosquitoes can ensure long-term protection against dengue and chikungunya.

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.

Religious institutions to help spread awareness against dengue, chikungunya

Delhi Tourism and Culture Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said that religious institutions will contribute to Delhi government's efforts to spread awareness against the spread of chikungunya and dengue and they will make appeals on Friday for steps to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak: What you can do to protect yourself from these vectors!

Ever since the monsoon season hit Delhi, it has led to a staggering rise in mosquito-breeding because of which, dengue and chikungunya are spreading like wildfire.

New dengue vaccine may up infection in low affected areas: Study

 The newly licensed dengue vaccine may actually increase the incidence of infections if used in low transmission areas, a team of international researchers has warned.