Threat of vector-borne diseases: The way ahead
As the world battles COVID-19 pandemic, cases of vector-borne diseases that constitute 17% of all infectious diseases globally, have …
भारत में मलेरिया परजीवियों का पता लगाने के लिए वैज्ञानिकों ने खोजा नया तरीका
वैज्ञानिकों के अनुसार, प्लास्मोडियम विवैक्स मलेरिया परजीवी संक्रमण के बाद वर्षों तक किसी व्यक्ति के लीवर की कोशिकाओं में निष्क्रिय रूप में रह सकता ...
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Climate change can affect diseases transmitted by insects, vectors: UN report
Humans are changing zoonotic disease systems and increasing their impact through habitat encroachment, human population pressure, the report said&…
मच्छरों के जीन में बदलाव करके वैज्ञानिकों ने खोजा मलेरिया से निपटने का उपाय
वैज्ञानिकों ने मादा मच्छरों की आबादी को रोकने के लिए जीन ड्राइव तकनीक का इस्तेमाल किया है
इम्यून सिस्टम से बचने के लिए क्या तकनीक अपनाता है मलेरिया परजीवी 'प्लास्मोडियम फैल्सीपेरम'
वैज्ञानिकों ने इस गुत्थी को सुलझा लेने का दावा किया है कि किस तरह मलेरिया परजीवी 'प्लास्मोडियम फैल्सीपेरम' इम्यून सिस्टम को चकमा देने में ...
Bihar braces for dengue outbreak after floods, cases cross 1,100 mark
Patna is worst hit as several areas are still water logged and serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes
World not on track to meet 2020 milestone for malaria control: WHO
Currently, less than one per cent of the global funds for health R&D investment are allocated to develop tools to fight malaria
South India under the grip of dengue again
Of the five states worst-hit by the mosquito-borne disease, four are in South India: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala
World Malaria Day: Can vaccination prevent malaria from spreading?
Malawi starts the first-ever pilot project to immunise children against malaria
World Malaria Day: ‘If we don’t become complacent, we can eliminate malaria like 1965’
PL Joshi, former head of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme talks to Down To Earth about how malaria vaccination, surveillance and …
World Malaria Day: More cases in states less prone to disease
While the total number of cases in India declined in 2018, there was a bump in less susceptible states like Uttar Pradesh
Vector-borne diseases may shift base with warmer temperatures
Stanford researchers say climate change will increase risk of vector-borne diseases spreading to countries characterised by cooler climate till now
Rewind 2018: Health roundup of India
Major developments, policies, reports and disputes in the health sector
Activists help reduce malaria cases in Odisha
Accredited Social Health Activists’ efforts brought down malaria deaths in the state from 89 in 2014 to 4 in 2018
Zika has unborn victims in Madhya Pradesh
As India fights its first Zika outbreak, Down To Earth finds a grievously unprepared response system in virus-hit districts of Vidisha and Bhopal …
Will this be the fourth consecutive warm winter?
Longer monsoon spell, warm winter lengthen mosquito-borne disease outbreaks across India
Lack of global funds likely to kill millions from malaria: WHO
The world fell short of US 1.3 billion in 2017 to check malaria and at least 400,000 are likely to die in 2018 if enough funds are not arranged
WHO launches high impact plan to check malaria
The newly launched response, high burden to high impact, builds on the principle that no one should die from a disease that can be easily prevented
Method to prescribe tamarind for chikungunya yet to be found
A new study shows that tamarind seed can help cure chikungunya but the method to prescribe it is yet to be found, says an author of the study
After Rajasthan, Zika affects 89 in Madhya Pradesh
Out of the 89 people who tested positive for Zika, 17 are pregnant women
Did you know dogs can detect malaria in our breath?
Using dogs to detect malaria in humans can help speed up global eradication of the disease as the method is non-invasive and allows many samples …
All you need to know about Zika and how it spreads
Nitesh Pandey, a researcher in Evolutionary Medicine with Indian Astrobiology Research Foundation, talks about Zika and how the mobility of …
Deal with Russia air defence system
Zika needs to be controlled but how?
With 131 cases of Zika infections being reported in Rajasthan, the country is up in arms against the disease but has no reliable way of dealing …