Another dengue patient dies in SCB Hospital, toll rises to 7

Yet another dengue patient from Kalinga Nagar area of Odisha's Jajpur district died at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here today taking the toll in the disease in the hospital to seven in past three months.

Dengue cases in Odisha rise to 2,076

The number of dengue cases in Odisha rose to 2,076 with the state health department Tuesday confirming 120 new cases since Sunday.

South Asian nations pledge to fight vector-borne diseases

Health ministers of South Asian countries including India Tuesday pledged to control and eliminate vector-borne diseases like malaria, kala azar and lymphatic filariasis in the region.

Over 25,000 Delhi houses issued notices for mosquito breeding

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has issued legal notices to over 25,000 houses and challans to various offices after finding conditions favouring mosquito breeding, a statement said Tuesday.

Odisha health dept join hands with other dept to fight dengue

The Health and Family Welfare department has sought active cooperation from industries, steel and mines, home and housing and urban development departments to tackle the vector-borne disease.

Dengue cases rise to 26 in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas rose to 26, civic officials said Tuesday.

Dengue fever on the rise in Vietnam

The number of people infected with dengue fever is on the rise in southern Vietnam.

Campaign launched against dengue in Delhi

A month-long campaign using videos, folk media, pamphlets and cleanliness drive was launched in Delhi Thursday to educate people about dengue and its symptoms.

Mosquito terminator to check dengue

South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in association with Northern Railway, will launch a "mosquito terminator" Friday to prevent the spread of dengue at railway platforms.

55 dengue cases detected in Odisha, 1 dead so far

At least one person has so far died and 55 others tested positive to dengue virus this year following which the Odisha government made provision of free blood test in three state-run medical college hospitals and seven other places, official sources said Wednesday.

App that repels mosquitoes!

Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

Genetically-modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria

Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.

Mobile phone data helps combat malaria more effectively

Researchers from the University of Southampton and the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) have used mobile phone data to help combat malaria more effectively in Namibia.

World Cup 2014: Beware of strangers, favelas and mosquitoes

Stick together; don`t accept drinks from strangers; don`t visit favelas -- and don`t forget the mosquito repellent. That`s just some of the consular advice being offered to foreign football fans heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month.

New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

UN attacks biting bugs that spread diseases

Nobody likes mosquitoes, and the World Health Organisation blames them for an array of diseases that kill a million people each year and threaten the health of half the world`s people.

Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases