Mosquito-borne diseases

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified

Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified

Since dengue and Zika are related viruses, the researchers reasoned that an antibody that prevents dengue disease may do the same for Zika.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, flu – Here's your guide to tackle infections head-on!

Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, flu – Here's your guide to tackle infections head-on!

 Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, the flu – there are all sorts of possibilities. However, the good news is that they are very much preventable.

Sep 26, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

The study found that the malaria parasite 'tags' its proteins with carbohydrates in order to stabilise and transport them, and this process was crucial to completing the parasite's lifecycle.

Sep 16, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Two new cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus near Rome testo

Two new cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus near Rome testo

Local health authorities on Friday confirmed two new cases and reported two suspected cases of the painful, mosquito-borne illness chikungunya in Italy's Lazio region.

Sep 16, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Doctors left baffled after 4-year-old girl in Italy dies due to malaria – Read why

Doctors left baffled after 4-year-old girl in Italy dies due to malaria – Read why

It is believed that a flight could have brought it in.

Sep 06, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Glioblastoma affects 12,000 people per year in the United States, and was recently diagnosed in US Senator John McCain.

Sep 06, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
More than 1000 dengue cases in Delhi – Here's how you can protect yourself from the deadly sting

More than 1000 dengue cases in Delhi – Here's how you can protect yourself from the deadly sting

Dengue and chikungunya are caused by aedes agypti mosquito, which breeds in clear water. Anopheles mosquito, which causes malaria, can breed in both fresh and muddy water.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Japanese encephalitis: Common symptoms, prevention, other facts

Japanese encephalitis: Common symptoms, prevention, other facts

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease occurs in many parts of Asia with an estimated 68,000 clinical cases every year.

Aug 30, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
Dengue on the rise in Delhi – Common symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue on the rise in Delhi – Common symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue is a viral infection commonly spread by the Aedes mosquito. 

Aug 29, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Diabetics, be warned! An infected mosquito's sting can be fatal for you – Here's why

Diabetics, be warned! An infected mosquito's sting can be fatal for you – Here's why

It is important for people with existing complications to stay safe and take preventive measures to avoid becoming susceptible to mosquito borne illnesses or swine flu.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

The team's protein-based vaccine uses the smallest and most unique part of the Zika virus that can still elicit a potent and robust immune response.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

 While the virus is not fatal to humans, it has been linked to serious birth defects in infants born to women who were exposed to the mosquito-borne disease, mainly through bites.

Aug 10, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Mosquito-borne diseases hit Manipur: At least 16 dead; symptoms, safety tips

Mosquito-borne diseases hit Manipur: At least 16 dead; symptoms, safety tips

Mosquito-borne diseases are those spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, among others. 

Jul 31, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the dengue virus.

Jul 27, 2017, 11:27 AM IST
Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

Jul 23, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 per cent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Pregnant women who are infected with the Zika virus but never display any disease symptoms may still give birth to a baby with microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected.

Jul 14, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Microsoft Corporation and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test new high-tech tools.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Jun 24, 2017, 09:54 AM IST