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Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that 259 deaths have been confirmed, another 47 are being investigated and 115 have been ruled out as being due to other causes.

Monkey fever claims woman's life in Goa - What you need to know about this condition

Monkey fever claims woman's life in Goa - What you need to know about this condition

Monkey fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to South Asia.

Rio de Janeiro announces mass yellow fever vaccination

Rio de Janeiro announces mass yellow fever vaccination

Although Rio has not registered any cases, it is close to where the disease has taken hold in neighboring Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo states.

Dengue, chikungunya cases on the rise: Five deadliest mosquito-borne illnesses you should know!

Till July 28, 9,990 suspected chikungunya cases have been recorded in the country. Also, over 15,000 cases of dengue have been reported across the country this year.

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.

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Tendulkar's trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.

Zambia on alert after yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring countries

Yellow fever has been raging since last December in Angola.

DNA: Today in History | April 28, 2016

Get a sight of today in the books of history with Sudhir Chaudhary in special segment DNA.

Yellow fever death toll rises to 125 in Angola

Yellow fever death toll rises to 125 in Angola

An ongoing yellow fever epidemic in Angola has killed 125 people out of 664 suspected cases since December 30, government statistics show, despite attempts to quell the outbreak.

Novel 'honeytrap' to attract and sterilise male mosquitoes

Sex, it seems, works just as fine in luring male mosquitoes as it does with men! Researchers have found that playing the sound similar to what female mosquitoes make in their flight can attract 95 percent of their male partners.

Dengue mosquitoes love to lay eggs in water near flowers

Mosquitoes known to transmit diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya are more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers, new research has found.

Global warming could make insecticides less effective

Researchers from Montana State University in US showed that permethrin becomes less effective at killing the yellowfever mosquito as temperatures increase.

Rising temperatures may affect pesticide effectiveness

Rising temperatures may affect pesticide effectiveness

The researchers exposed adult mosquitoes to varying concentrations of permethrin at a range of temperatures.

Infectious diseases caused by mosquitoes

Many people fall victims to diseases caused by mosquitoes and many experience pain and suffering from illnesses transmitted by them.