BMC launches awareness programme on dengue and malaria

Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched an awareness programme to arrest the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.

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.

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.

`United effort needed against vector-borne diseases in South Asia`

Vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria still have a significant impact on the socio-economic status of countries in south Asia, the WHO said Thursday, calling for a united effort against them.

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

Dengue fever cases in Delhi cross 3,000 mark

The number of dengue cases in the national capital has crossed the 3,000 mark, reaching a total of 3,298 as on Thursday, an official said.

DEET breakthrough could revolutionize global battle against malaria

Researchers including an Indian-origin have known that insects are repelled by N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, also known as DEET, but which olfactory receptors insects used to sense it had eluded scientists for long.

Dengue, malaria threat in Delhi: Experts

Threats of diseases like dengue and malaria loom large over parts of Delhi that were flooded in the first spell of monsoon and the rise in the Yamuna water level, health experts warned Saturday.

`Declining frog count a cause for vector-borne diseases`

The untimely demise of the iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra due to dengue came as a rude shock to the country.

12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia

A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes` breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health Minister A.K Walia