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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

Protein in mosquito saliva can hinder spread of dengue virus

Antibodies against the saliva protein ‘D7’, which are present in humans when exposed to mosquito bites, might facilitate virus transmission and enhance disease severity.

Sep 24, 2016, 12:05 PM IST

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.

Sep 12, 2016, 13:08 PM IST

Culex mosquito cannot transmit Zika, say Brazilian scientists

At a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, scientists from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute said that a study carried out with the Pasteur Institute in Paris had ruled out the Culex as a vector, Xinhua news agency reported.

Sep 07, 2016, 13:05 PM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2016, 12:18 PM IST

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: Symptoms, tips to stay safe!

Symptoms of chikungunya virus infection include fever, joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Aug 23, 2016, 12:25 PM IST