Why mosquitoes are more attracted to some of us than others
According to the WHO, over 500 million people are affected by mosquito-borne illnesses and it leads to around a million deaths every year
Is genetic engineering the right way to cure the problem of invasive species?
A new gene-based technology allows curbing the population of species such as mosquitoes which spread malaria or dengue. But there are dangers involved
Dengue cases in 2012 highest in four years
216 people across the country died of the disease
Health ministry invites bids for plastic-wrapped mosquito nets
Environmentalists oppose; say plastic not good for environment
Delhi's new public health concern—Japanese encephalitis
Did pigs bring it?
Arctic mosquito populations to increase as region warms
Development could affect caribou populations, and in turn, tribal communities which depend on them
Dengue on the rise: global burden is three times WHO estimate
Study shows India contributed more than one-third of burden in 2010
Deadly mosquito bites
As Delhi and other parts of the country battle the surge in dengue cases, here is a look at how vector-borne diseases have been spreading their …
Dengue, another climate alert
It is clear that this variable weather is not a freak event, but points to the changes that are beginning to influence our monsoon lifeline
Artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites can infect African mosquitoes, says study
This could have dreadful consequences for Africa, a continent vulnerable to malaria
Why don’t we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?
They spread disease and misery and account for millions of deaths every year. There's not a lot to be said for mosquitoes
Given the global upsurge in the demand for organic mosquito repellents, companies are launching products made from natural oils
GM flies promise a good night
Amid global protests, scientists find a new way to control malaria by modifying mosquito sperm to produce only male offspring
Mosquito bite research: could slapping on some cream help stop Zika?
Inflammation caused by mosquito bites helps viruses to infect the body
All you need to know about dengue
What is it, how does it spread, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?
Is chicken's odour the answer to mosquito-borne diseases?
Research finds that mosquitoes avoid feeding on chicken through olfactory identification
Bacteria in insects can help curb population of disease-causing mosquitoes: study
The study was aimed at male sterility to curb population of mosquitoes known to cause Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Yellow fever
Cocktail of plant oils can keep mosquitoes at bay
Researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research have found a plant-based repellent which is as effective as chemical repellent
India comes up with strategic plan to eradicate malaria
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a plan for strategic action on malaria till 2022, with an aim to eradicate the disease by 2030
Yes, it is possible to forecast outbreak of dengue
The forecasting should be based on models specific for different climatic zones in the country
CSIR scientists working on new vaccine for malaria
The aim is to make a vaccine that can be conditionally attenuated when given to humans
Judicious use of bioinsecticide may help control filariasis vector
A public health problem in some parts of the country, filariasis is caused by parasitic worms
39% dengue-breeding sources found inside homes
A survey of 9,641 houses in Thiruvananthapuram underlined the fact that dengue control should start right from one’s own home
Microplastics are getting into mosquitoes and contaminating new food chains
Once inside an animal, the plastic can transfer via the food chain into fish and other creatures and eventually become a potential …
Zika threat reaches Bihar
A 22-year-old man tests positive of the virus, but he could have got it in Rajasthan