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Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

The study emphasised an urgent need for mosquito-control efforts to take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle.

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria is spread when mosquitoes bite humans and release microscopic parasites, which live in the salivary glands of the mosquitoes, into the person's bloodstream.

Anaemic kids can better fight malaria: Study

Anaemic kids can better fight malaria: Study

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proven that these concerns valid after finding iron deficiency anaemia actually protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Malaria vaccine made from genetically modified parasites found safe, effective

Malaria vaccine made from genetically modified parasites found safe, effective

The first-in-human phase 1 study shows a weakened form of the malaria parasite safely activated strong immune responses in 10 healthy volunteers, whose antibodies completely protected mice from malaria infection.

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented  by regional systems'

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented by regional systems'

The government's commitment to eliminate malaria is a critical first step. It will be important for India to determine how they, working with state level systems, plan to implement their malaria elimination strategy.

Ancient Chinese medicine can help fight TB: Study

Ancient Chinese medicine can help fight TB: Study

Researchers have found that centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists to treat malaria, can aid in tuberculosis (TB) treatment and even slow drug resistance.

Odisha seeks 40 lakh mosquito nets to combat malaria

In a letter to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, the state asked for 40 lakh nets in the first instalment, he said.

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

They also realised that to boost information and technology in health services in order to promote cost-effective treatment.

Malaria continues to be nagging problem in Africa: WHO

Malaria continues to be nagging problem in Africa: WHO

Despite the billions of dollars spent on malaria programmes, the UN health agency said too many people are missing out on available resources like medicines and bed nets that protect against mosquitoes that spread the disease.

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Researchers in the US have developed a new ultra long-acting pill that can remain in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed and aid in elimination of malaria.

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.

Step up cleanliness efforts, L-G Najeeb Jung tells Delhi govt, local bodies

Step up cleanliness efforts, L-G Najeeb Jung tells Delhi govt, local bodies

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday held a meeting at Raj Niwas to discuss issues related to cleanliness in Delhi, keeping in view the rising cases of chikungunya, dengue, and malaria.

Chikungunya menace in Delhi: SC to hear PIL on September 26

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against the Delhi government over its inability to control the spread of chikungunya, dengue, and malaria.

322 dengue, 6,695 malaria cases reported in Haryana

As many as 322 dengue cases and 6,695 cases of malaria have been reported in Haryana this season, a senior health official said today.

Chikungunya-dengue outbreak in Delhi: Key facts and updates you should know!

As dengue and chikungunya cases continue to rise in the city, the Delhi government has been criticised for failing to take measures to prevent mosquito breeding, like fogging and door-to-door sensitisation.

Suffering from chikungunya? Eat these foods to recover fast!

Taking plenty of fluids in the form of water, soups, dals and broths can help flush out virus fast from the body.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: 4 deaths in 24 hours; toll rises to 5

On Monday, a 65-year-old man from Ghaziabad has succumbed to chikungunya at Ganga Ram Hospital, becoming the first victim of vector-borne disease in the national capital.

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.