Chennai Corporation was working hard against the breeding and spread of Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is considered one of the reasons for the outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya fever, Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said in a meeting.
In what could be termed as a 'grave situation' in the country's health scenario, a new study has revealed that the annual number of dengue fever cases in India is nearly 300 times higher than officially reported.
A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.
The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a high alert in three of the 12 host cities, according to an early warning system for the disease.
Scientists have developed an inexpensive wireless sensor to classify different insect species with up to 99 per cent accuracy, that could help protect crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.