The Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) has said that authorities in the region should be alert to the possible spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the same mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya.
A new study has revealed that malaria-spreading mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to know whether you are at home or not, which then triggers them to land on human skin.
Mumbai: Very soon, vaccine against the mosquito-borne viral disease will be accessible to the world. Pharma major Sanofi has announced that the world’s first vaccine against dengue may be available by the second half of 2015.
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.
Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader has urged the builders here to help in prevention of mosquito breeding in the city by assigning a worker to clean stagnant waters in construction sites regularly.