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Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the dengue virus.

Jul 27, 2017, 11:27 AM IST

'Surgical strike' needed on dengue, chikungunya: Expert

During a chikungunya or dengue virus outbreak, aggressive vector management and personal protection activities are required to effectively reduce mosquito density and prevent mosquitoes from feeding on infected people.

Oct 06, 2016, 10:27 AM IST

Brazilian scientists found another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.

Jul 23, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

The legislature of the west-central state of Mato Grosso has also approved a law to allow cities to use drones to combat the mosquito.

Feb 21, 2016, 13:05 PM IST

Three million homes examined for Zika in Brazil

Brazil is one of the Latin American nations most affected by Zika, which in this country is suspected of being associated with a significant increase in cases of babies born with abnormally small skulls, a condition known as microcephaly.

Feb 16, 2016, 08:57 AM IST

Brazil's Rousseff declares war on mosquito spreading Zika virus

President Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday that Brazil must wage war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus linked to a surge in cases of a dangerous birth defect, focussing on eliminating the insect`s breeding grounds.

Jan 28, 2016, 05:53 AM IST

Over 2700 babies born with brain-damage in Brazil

Brazilian health authorities on Thursday announced that up to 2,782 cases of infants to be born with brain damage have been reported. 

Dec 24, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Effect of dengue minimal in northeast India: Experts

Though the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which causes dengue, is found in abundance in the northeastern states, the deaths due to the disease are fortunately very minimal in the region, experts said here on Tuesday.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Beware, dengue can affect your vision!

Dengue fever is a dangerous and debilitating disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. But, what's even scarier is that the mosquito-borne disease can affect vision and in rare cases, cause blindness.

Aug 22, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

Chennai Corporation working against Aedes aegypti: Mayor

Chennai Corporation was working hard against the breeding and spread of Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is considered one of the reasons for the outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya fever, Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said in a meeting.

Oct 25, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue

Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, of which over 430,000 cases have been registered this year nationwide.

Jul 09, 2012, 10:27 AM IST