University of California, San Francisco is currently working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.
The Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda is developing a vaccine against dengue fever that is expected to be marketed in 2017, the Nikkei newspaper reported Monday, coinciding with the first outbreak of the disease in decades in Japan.
With the arrival of monsoon, the number of malaria cases see a steady rise despite the fact that the disease isn`t season specific. This happens because the risk of transmission is highest during the humid rainy season.
International experts raised the alarm Wednesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 people annually.
Over 900 cases of dengue, as compared to 55 in the same period last year, have been reported from across the capital this season. Two people succumbed to the vector-borne virus, officials said here Friday.
Can papaya plant leaves cure dengue? There is no scientific answer to this question, but the use of papaya leaves has grown phenomenally in the capital in the past few weeks as the mosquito-borne disease sees a spurt.
In efforts to check the spread of mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis, the Uttar Pradesh government has directed departments to prepare a detailed action plan by November 30 and warned officials that serious action will taken if any new case of the disease is reported.