After Rajasthan, Zika affects 89 in Madhya Pradesh
Out of the 89 people who tested positive for Zika, 17 are pregnant women
Finally, antiviral drug for dengue in the offing
World’s first botanical drug against dengue is in the final stage of development at the Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic …
Quick diagnosis of dengue possible in remote areas: study
This rapid detection test can be used for preliminary diagnosis, especially during outbreaks in far reach areas
Over 7.7 million people vaccinated in DRC against yellow fever
In neighbouring Angola, an estimated 3 million people have been vaccinated since mid-August.
Understanding mosquitoes can help us find better ways to kill them
Mosquitoes have developed complex adaptions to locate their favorite food sources
New mosquito threats shift risks from our swamps to our suburbs
Mosquito bites are important routes of transmission of Zika and other viruses but when it comes to spreading these pathogens, not all mosquitoes …
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 …
Let the young ones be
Time to get new bed nets
A mission to prevent mosquitoes from smelling out humans
यूरोप, चीन, अमेरिका और जापान में भी फैल सकता है जीका वायरस
ठन्डे इलाकों में बढ़ता तापमान, जलवायु को जीका वायरस के फैलने के अनुकूल बना रहा 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 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
Will this be the fourth consecutive warm winter?
Longer monsoon spell, warm winter lengthen mosquito-borne disease outbreaks across India
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
Twice bitten, not yet shy
The gross mismanagement of our city’s environment is making us sick
Zika, dengue, yellow fever: what are flaviviruses?
The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes responsible for spreading Zika and yellow fever have been shown to be able to adapt in high-density urban areas
On the comeback trail
The scientific community is trying hard to combat communicable diseases which have made a comeback
Wings of change
Researchers are trying to end malaria at its very root: by genetically modifying mosquitoes that carry the disease
Divide and rule
Malaria-carrying mosquito mutates into two different species
Nature’s mosquito repellent
Predator chemicals can prevent mosquitoes from breeding
People play key role in anti-filaria project
A programme implemented in central Kerala shows how an illness can be controlled if the community is involved.