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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Religious institutions to help spread awareness against dengue, chikungunya

Delhi Tourism and Culture Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said that religious institutions will contribute to Delhi government's efforts to spread awareness against the spread of chikungunya and dengue and they will make appeals on Friday for steps to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak: What you can do to protect yourself from these vectors!

Ever since the monsoon season hit Delhi, it has led to a staggering rise in mosquito-breeding because of which, dengue and chikungunya are spreading like wildfire.

New dengue vaccine may up infection in low affected areas: Study

 The newly licensed dengue vaccine may actually increase the incidence of infections if used in low transmission areas, a team of international researchers has warned.

 Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs: Study

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs: Study

Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers said Monday.

Rashtrapati Bhavan battles mosquitoes

Rashtrapati Bhavan battles mosquitoes

The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday said it was taking all possible steps to kill mosquitoes to check the spread of dengue and other diseases.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: Symptoms, tips to stay safe!

Symptoms of chikungunya virus infection include fever, joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

US says 'high likelihood' of Zika spreading locally

 Health officials in Florida said on Friday there is a "high likelihood" that the state has the first cases of local Zika virus transmission by mosquitoes in the continental United States.

Sleeping near chicken can protect you from malaria!

Scientists found that while mosquitoes have a taste for humans, they tend to avoid chickens and other birds due to their smell, thereby protecting humans from mosquito-transmitted diseases

Best home remedies to prevent itchy mosquito bites!

These insect bites can cause an immediate skin reaction such as redness, swelling and irritation.  

Fighting malaria: WHO's global progress and challenges in 2016 – Watch!

WHO said that over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria.