Bombay HC advises people to keep houses clean to prevent dengue

In a humanitarian gesture, the Bombay High Court Thursday cautioned the citizens to keep their houses as well as surroundings clean and hygienic in the wake of outbreak of dengue, saying it should not be left entirely to the Government to act.

Dengue cases cross 500 mark in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas rose to 521, civic officials said Monday.

Dengue cases in India nearly 300 times higher than official data: Study

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.

Google Earth Engine to soon predict malaria on maps

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.

Japanese firm may market dengue vaccine in 2017

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.

Five natural ways to treat malaria at home!

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.

Campaign to raise awareness about dengue launched

A nationwide campaign was launched Tuesday to raise awareness about dengue and control its rising incidence across India.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.

Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asian countries

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.

One more death, dengue cases inch towards alarming 3,000-mark in Delhi

One more death due to dengue was reported Monday in the capital by the civic bodies, as number of cases climbed close to an alarming 3,000.

Dengue forces corporation to cancel leave

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has cancelled all leave of its malaria department employees in view of rising dengue cases, an official said Wednesday.

900 dengue cases, two deaths in Delhi

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.

Papaya leaves in demand as dengue cases rise

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.

Nearly 3,500 people down with dengue in Odisha

Dengue cases in Odisha rose to 3,490 in Odisha since June after 77 more people tested positive Thursday for the mosquito borne virus, an official here said Friday.

Odisha confirms 93 new dengue cases

At least 93 new dengue cases were reported Tuesday in Odisha, taking the total number of affected people to 2,593 since June, an official said.

Fifty new dengue cases in Odisha

Authorities Tuesday confirmed 50 new cases of dengue in Odisha.

Encephalitis claims 3 kids in Bihar

A six-month-old baby succumbed to a deadly mosquito-borne disease in Bihar Thursday, taking the toll from the disease to three in 2013.

Protein vital for development of malaria parasite disabled

In a breakthrough study, researchers have disabled a unique member of the signalling proteins, which are essential for the development of the malaria parasite.

38 new dengue cases push total to 1,646 in Delhi

As many as 38 new dengue cases were reported in the capital Saturday, taking the total number of those suffering from the disease in Delhi to 1,646, official data showed.

UP govt orders action plan to check Japanese encephalitis

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.