Mosquitoes

Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

In 2016, there were an estimated 445,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared to 446,000 estimated deaths in 2015.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
We are not gods, says Supreme Court, dismisses plea to abolish mosquitoes

We are not gods, says Supreme Court, dismisses plea to abolish mosquitoes

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its helplessness when a petitioner sought the apex court's directions to "abolish" mosquitoes from the country. The apex court said: "What you are asking us to do, only God can do. Do not ask us to do things which only the God can do. We are not Gods." 

Sep 23, 2017, 10:55 AM 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
Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Jul 14, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Jun 27, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

According to reports, over 100 people have lost their lives in the southern state of Kerala, succumbing to various diseases, such as, H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.

Jun 21, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Insecticide-treated bed nets and walls have helped prevent bites and reduce malaria, but researchers say mosquitoes are adapting to preventive conditions, leaving adults and children vulnerable in the early evening and early morning hours – when they are not under the nets or in the house.

Jun 19, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Cantonment Board to take precautionary steps to stop the infestation of mosquitoes.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

The health minister, while speaking at the launch of a campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said that drones should be deployed to check for mosquito breeding sites in homes.

May 25, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

 Mosquitoes carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, the Zika virus and encephalitis.

May 16, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

The Delhi government has ordered inspection of construction sites and its residential colonies here to check breeding grounds for mosquitoes as it gears up to prevent possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

Apr 28, 2017, 00:54 AM IST
Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

There are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever.

Apr 25, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

As per a report on vector-borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), at least 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital as on April 8, 2017. 

Apr 11, 2017, 09:12 AM IST
This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Science, can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.

Feb 10, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus.

Jan 16, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
Texas announces first local Zika case

Texas announces first local Zika case

Texas has announced its first case of local Zika virus, making it the second US state after Florida to say it likely has mosquitoes spreading the disease that can cause birth defects.

Nov 29, 2016, 16:42 PM IST
Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Researchers in the US have developed a new ultra long-acting pill that can remain in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed and aid in elimination of malaria.

Nov 17, 2016, 23:57 PM IST

Dengue and chikungunya – Here's myth-busting info on mosquito-borne diseases!

Only prevention and control of mosquitoes can ensure long-term protection against dengue and chikungunya.

Oct 18, 2016, 12:52 PM IST

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Oct 10, 2016, 12:57 PM IST
Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.

Oct 02, 2016, 00:42 AM IST