Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.

Odisha dengue cases rise to 249

The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday.

Dengue cases rise to 26 in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas rose to 26, civic officials said Tuesday.

Dengue fever on the rise in Vietnam

The number of people infected with dengue fever is on the rise in southern Vietnam.

Campaign launched against dengue in Delhi

A month-long campaign using videos, folk media, pamphlets and cleanliness drive was launched in Delhi Thursday to educate people about dengue and its symptoms.

Mosquito terminator to check dengue

South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in association with Northern Railway, will launch a "mosquito terminator" Friday to prevent the spread of dengue at railway platforms.

West Bengal turns to bug to prevent malaria

West Bengal plans to use a bug to control the mosquito population that is responsible for malaria and dengue.

BMC launches awareness programme on dengue and malaria

Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched an awareness programme to arrest the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.

55 dengue cases detected in Odisha, 1 dead so far

At least one person has so far died and 55 others tested positive to dengue virus this year following which the Odisha government made provision of free blood test in three state-run medical college hospitals and seven other places, official sources said Wednesday.

Eradicate dengue, says NDMC chief

The head of NDMC Sunday called for a concerted campaign against dengue after the civic agency detected dengue larva in key buildings including hospitals here.

GM mosquitoes to check dengue menace?

A British company has approached Indian authorities seeking permission for technology trials of a certain genetically-modified mosquito claiming it will fight dengue menace.

No encephalitis threat in Kolkata, say officials

West Bengal capital Kolkata is unlikely to be affected by encephalitis, said health and civic officials even though the vector-borne disease has claimed over 100 lives this year in the north of the state.

AIIMS and other hospitals challaned for mosquito breeding

Several leading hospitals in Delhi were found to be breeding sites for aedes and anopheles mosquito which causes dengue and malaria respectively during the inspection by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) teams.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

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.

First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Malaysia sets up task force to fight dengue as deaths rise

Malaysia has set up a task force to combat dengue fever as deaths from the mosquito-borne tropical disease have soared, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday.

5 deaths due to Dengue, 47 due to Encephalitis last yr in UP

Uttar Pradesh Government today said that five persons have died of Dengue and 47 due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the State last year.

Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.