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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.

May 13, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
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.

Apr 25, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
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.

Mar 12, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

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.

Sep 05, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

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.

Aug 23, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
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.

Jul 22, 2016, 19:08 PM IST

Zambia on alert after yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring countries

Yellow fever has been raging since last December in Angola.

Jun 04, 2016, 03:43 AM IST

DNA: Today in History | April 28, 2016

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

Apr 29, 2016, 00:32 AM IST
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.

Feb 27, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2015, 20:17 PM IST
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.

Dec 01, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

How to tackle dengue? Nix mosquito females!

Only female mosquitoes bite because they need blood for developing eggs, and researchers believe that a higher ratio of males could reduce disease transmission.

May 24, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

Paper strip test can detect Ebola, dengue in 10 minutes

MIT researchers have developed a simple paper strip test that can diagnose the deadly Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever, in just 10 minutes.

Feb 24, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

Paper strip can detect Ebola in 10 minutes

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a paper strip that can quickly diagnose Ebola as well as other fevers such as dengue and yellow fever in just 10 minutes. 

Feb 24, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.

Jun 19, 2014, 00:47 AM IST

Dengue fever could soon be history

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Apr 18, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

Google celebrates Carlos Juan Finlay`s 180th birth anniversary

Google celebrates the 180th birth anniversary of Cuban physician and scientist Carlos Juan Finlay through a doodle on Tuesday. Google pays honour to the man who propounded the path-breaking theory that yellow fever was spread by mosquitoes.

Dec 03, 2013, 09:28 AM IST