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Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue

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.

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.

India's Sun Pharma joins hands with ICGEB to develop dengue vaccine

The vaccine will be targeted against all the four serotypes of dengue virus that cause fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rash in humans.

Chikungunya, dengue outbreak in Delhi: What can you do!

The death toll caused by vector borne diseases has reached 27, which also includes that of a 30-year-old man due to malaria.

Immature Platelet Fraction test can help avoid unwanted blood transfusion during dengue!

According to doctors, if the IPF, a modern parameter that measures young and thereby reticulated platelets in peripheral blood, is high then there is no requirement of blood transfusion in a dengue patient even if there were initial indications of its requirement.

Dengue, chikungunya cases on the rise: Five deadliest mosquito-borne illnesses you should know!

Till July 28, 9,990 suspected chikungunya cases have been recorded in the country. Also, over 15,000 cases of dengue have been reported across the country this year.

Mistaken for dengue, Zika cases may be underestimated

The methodologies currently available to the public health system and private labs and hospitals may also produce false positives for dengue in patients with Zika because the two viruses are so similar.

Complications of dengue fever - Are you aware of these?

If severe, dengue can lead to a potentially life threatening condition known as dengue haemorrhagic fever. 

Dengue may be fatal for heart patients: Experts

Transmitted by mosquito bite, dengue has become a seasonal epidemic in India. It affects infants, young children and adults with symptoms appearing 3-14 days after the infective bite.

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.

How to prevent dengue fever - Six effective home remedies!

 There is no specific medication for treatment of a dengue infection, which is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti.

Delhi government to set up 300 ''dengue clinics''

The Delhi government will set up 300 'dengue clinics' to tackle dengue cases in the city, as around 40 cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported so far.

Bacteria-laden mosquitoes can control Zika

A new breed of mosquitoes laden with bacteria has proven capable of controlling the spread of dengue fever and the Zika virus, said Vietnam's health officials on Monday.

Mathematical model could help predict dengue fever epidemic

Scientists have developed a new mathematical model that could predict the spread of dengue fever in urban areas and may help contain the deadly disease.

How math can help fight dengue fever epidemic in urban areas

Newly developed Susceptible- Infected- Recovered (SIR)-Network Model can help predict the dengue fever epidemic in the urban areas.

Will pass further directions if necessary to check dengue: Delhi HC

 Delhi government standing counsel Rahul Mehra said the government has started a toll-free helpline for dengue patients.

Dengue can be spread back to mosquitoes

 Dengue virus infects 390 million people worldwide each year through the bite of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus.  

Taiwan launches digital map on dengue outbreak

Taiwan's health department on Tuesday released a map that informs the public of dengue fever outbreaks.

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea down with dengue

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea down with dengue

Indrani Mukerjea, one of the three prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, has been struck by dengue fever, says a report on Wednesday.