Vector-borne diseases

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy: Study

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy: Study

Brain damage was found in regions that generate new brain cells, and those that play a key role in memory and learning and contribute to brain health.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Although Zika was first identified more than 70 years ago, its ability to induce birth defects was not recognized until the massive 2015 South American epidemic, which sickened more than 1.5 million people.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

In 2016, there were an estimated 445,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared to 446,000 estimated deaths in 2015.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
Two new cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus near Rome testo

Two new cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus near Rome testo

Local health authorities on Friday confirmed two new cases and reported two suspected cases of the painful, mosquito-borne illness chikungunya in Italy's Lazio region.

Sep 16, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Glioblastoma affects 12,000 people per year in the United States, and was recently diagnosed in US Senator John McCain.

Sep 06, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
More than 1000 dengue cases in Delhi – Here's how you can protect yourself from the deadly sting

More than 1000 dengue cases in Delhi – Here's how you can protect yourself from the deadly sting

Dengue and chikungunya are caused by aedes agypti mosquito, which breeds in clear water. Anopheles mosquito, which causes malaria, can breed in both fresh and muddy water.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Dengue cases cross 1000 mark in Delhi, 524 of malaria

Dengue cases cross 1000 mark in Delhi, 524 of malaria

A 12-year-old boy had succumbed to dengue shock syndrome on August 1 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, the first death due to the vector-borne disease reported in the city this year.

Sep 04, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
Dengue on the rise in Delhi – Common symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue on the rise in Delhi – Common symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue is a viral infection commonly spread by the Aedes mosquito. 

Aug 29, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Diabetics, be warned! An infected mosquito's sting can be fatal for you – Here's why

Diabetics, be warned! An infected mosquito's sting can be fatal for you – Here's why

It is important for people with existing complications to stay safe and take preventive measures to avoid becoming susceptible to mosquito borne illnesses or swine flu.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

The team's protein-based vaccine uses the smallest and most unique part of the Zika virus that can still elicit a potent and robust immune response.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

 While the virus is not fatal to humans, it has been linked to serious birth defects in infants born to women who were exposed to the mosquito-borne disease, mainly through bites.

Aug 10, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Symptoms of H1N1 infection include fever, cough, nasal secretion, fatigue, headache, body ache and sore throat. 

Jul 26, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

Jul 23, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 per cent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
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.

Jul 14, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
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.

Jun 27, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Jun 24, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
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.

Jun 19, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Medical breakthrough: Australian plant extract to eliminate Zika virus discovered!

Medical breakthrough: Australian plant extract to eliminate Zika virus discovered!

Tests confirmed the compounds halted the virus and stopped it from replicating without damage to host mammalian cells, researchers said.

Jun 02, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

On May 16, the High Court had pulled up the Centre, the Delhi Government and the civic agencies for failing to take appropriate steps in regard to combating the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria.

May 30, 2017, 10:12 AM IST