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Kerala gets 14 new Zika Virus cases: Know symptoms, prevention and cure

The Kerala health department issued an alert as 14 new cases of Zika virus were identified in the state, including a 24-year-old pregnant woman

Kerala gets 14 new Zika Virus cases: Know symptoms, prevention and cure
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 5:01 PM IST

National Dengue Day 2024: Check date, history, significance and more

National Dengue Day 2024: It is observed every year on May 16 to inform people about the dengue disease which is an epidemic and is prevalent in over 100 countries. Here's all you need to know

National Dengue Day 2024: Check date, history, significance and more
Updated On : 15 May 2024 | 4:33 PM IST

Sea surface temp of Indian Ocean may help predict dengue outbreaks: Study

Abnormal trends in sea surface temperatures of the Indian Ocean could help predict trends in global dengue epidemics, including case numbers and how they might change with time, according to new research. Scientists said that these observed abnormal temperatures, which are a 'climate indicator', could help enhance the forecasting and planning for outbreak responses. Currently, precipitation and temperature are some of the climate indicators that are being used as early warning systems to forecast disease trends such as dengue, they said. The team, including researchers from Beijing Normal University, China, explained that, for example, events associated with warmer sea surface temperatures, driven by El Nino, are known to influence how dengue is transmitted around the world by affecting mosquito breeding. Being able to predict the risk of outbreaks and prepare for them can be crucial for many regions, especially those where the mosquito-borne disease is endemic, or constantly ...

Sea surface temp of Indian Ocean may help predict dengue outbreaks: Study
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 3:35 PM IST

WATCH: Mosquito tornadoes in Pune shock internet, locals urge action

Undated videos shared by the locals showed huge numbers of mosquitoes swirling in the skies, resembling miniature tornadoes, as they passed over various residential buildings in Pune

WATCH: Mosquito tornadoes in Pune shock internet, locals urge action
Updated On : 12 Feb 2024 | 1:11 PM IST

US approves 1st vaccine against chikungunya virus: All you need to know

Symptoms of chikungunya can sometimes last for months or even years, but the virus is rarely fatal

US approves 1st vaccine against chikungunya virus: All you need to know
Updated On : 10 Nov 2023 | 2:25 PM IST

Delhi LG asks officials to take steps to tackle dengue amid rising cases

Amid the rising cases of Dengue in the national capital, Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena has asked concerned officials to take proper steps on a war footing.Delhi LG also appealed to the public to take all necessary precautionary measures."The rising cases of Dengue and related hospitalization in Delhi, despite a dip in temperature, are worrying. Spoke to the Chief Secretary, NDMC Chairman, MCD Commissioner & Secretary (Health), GNCTD to ensure proper sanitation and mitigation of mosquito breeding on a war footing," LG posted on X."Also asked them to ascertain adequate facilities at dispensaries and hospitals. I appeal to the people to take all necessary precautionary measures," he added.Earlier in September, The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) issued notices to 1.29 lakh houses in 2023 on finding mosquito larvae."5,000 staff of the Public Health Department of MCD are going door-to-door to check mosquito larvae. People are being made aware through pamphlets and ...

Delhi LG asks officials to take steps to tackle dengue amid rising cases
Updated On : 23 Oct 2023 | 11:29 PM IST

Over 150 dengue cases reported in Tripura, CM chairs review meeting

Further, in a Facebook post, CM Saha wrote, "Dengue fever has been reported in a few places, including Dhanpur, in the past few days

Over 150 dengue cases reported in Tripura, CM chairs review meeting
Updated On : 05 Aug 2023 | 8:48 AM IST

Delhi reports 56 new dengue cases in past week, yearly tally crosses 240

Delhi reported 56 fresh dengue cases in the past week, taking the tally to over 240, according to a municipal corporation report on Monday. The national capital recorded 187 cases of the vector-borne disease till July 22. According to the latest report issued by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the tally was at 243 till July 28. The report said 72 malaria cases were recorded in the January 1-July 28 period. The number of dengue cases reported in July so far stood at 121, 40 in June and 23 in May. Delhi reported 169 dengue cases for the same period (January 1-July 28) in 2022, 52 in 2021, 31 in 2020, 40 in 2019 and 56 in 2018. Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi recently said there is a possibility of a rise in dengue and malaria cases this year due to flooding in several areas, adding that directions were issued to departments concerned to take steps to check mosquito breeding and clear the silt and sludge left by the Yamuna's floodwater.

Delhi reports 56 new dengue cases in past week, yearly tally crosses 240
Updated On : 31 Jul 2023 | 2:16 PM IST

187 dengue, 61 malaria cases reported in Delhi till July 22 this year

Nearly 190 dengue cases have been reported in the national capital this year till July 22, the highest for the period since 2018, according to a civic body report released on Monday. The report by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) also said that 61 cases of malaria have been recorded in the same period. As many as 187 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi this year till July 22. The number of dengue cases reported in July so far stood at 65. It was 40 in June and 23 in May, according to the report. In 2022, Delhi reported 159 dengue cases between January 1 and July 15. During the same period in 2021, the city reported 47 dengue cases, 26 in 2020, 34 in 2019 and 49 in 2018. Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi has recently said that there is a possibility of a rise in dengue and malaria cases in the national capital this year due to flooding in several areas. She added that departments concerned have been directed to take steps to check mosquito breeding and clear the silt and sl

187 dengue, 61 malaria cases reported in Delhi till July 22 this year
Updated On : 25 Jul 2023 | 6:52 AM IST

Breeding of mosquito larvae found on premises of 226 schools: MCD

Breeding of mosquito larvae was found on the premises of 226 schools during a special drive in Delhi, civic officials said on Tuesday. A total of 2,556 schools and educational institutions were inspected in all the 12 zones of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, they said. Breeding of mosquito larvae was found on the premises of 226 schools. The larvae were destroyed, 197 legal notices were issued and 45 prosecutions were done, the MCD said in a statement. The MCD carried out the drive at schools and educational institutions to make their premises free of mosquito breeding. ?Mosquito larvae breeding was found at DPS School Sunder Nagar, Siwas Public School, Sangam Vihar, Qaumi Senior Secondary School, Shahi Idgah Sadar Bazar, Vivekananda Public School, Anand Vihar, Hope Hall Middle School, R K Puram, among others, the statement said. Heads of schools and educational institutions were advised to take preventive measures for control of the breeding of mosquitoes on their premises.

Breeding of mosquito larvae found on premises of 226 schools: MCD
Updated On : 28 Jun 2023 | 7:35 AM IST

Mosquito population to increase as climate change extends breeding season

As the planet heats up and climate change causes the mosquito-breeding season to extend, the deadly insect will expand its range and emerge in areas where mosquito numbers had previously decreased, says an expert. Mosquito-borne diseases are already endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, but they are re-establishing populations in areas such as Europe, warns Avijit Das, R&D Director, Global Pest Control Innovation at Reckitt Benckiser. "As temperatures rise and environmental conditions change, mosquito-borne diseases will travel to more locations. The time of mosquito breeding in a specific location is predicted to increase, leading to longer mosquito seasons. If mosquito season in India previously lasted for five months, in ten years, it may increase to six months or even seven months," Das told PTI. Das believes that this trend will continue to expand, based on current evidence, and notes that there is a lot of research out there that predicts this. In

Mosquito population to increase as climate change extends breeding season
Updated On : 01 May 2023 | 2:50 PM IST

Climate change can drive global outbreaks in dengue, Chikungunya: WHO

These diseases, that spread from mosquitoes to people, are causing an increasing number of outbreaks worldwide, with climate change, deforestation and urbanisation being some of the major risk factors

Climate change can drive global outbreaks in dengue, Chikungunya: WHO
Updated On : 06 Apr 2023 | 2:43 PM IST

What is DENV-2? All you need to know about new dangerous dengue strain

The DENV-2 variant has caused a rapid surge in dengue fever and death cases in Panchkula, Haryana

What is DENV-2? All you need to know about new dangerous dengue strain
Updated On : 14 Oct 2022 | 5:37 PM IST

Pak to purchase 6 mn mosquito nets from India to contain malaria: Report

Pakistan's health ministry on Tuesday approved the purchase of over 6 million mosquito nets from India, as the country scrambles to contain the spread of malaria and other vector-borne diseases due to the unprecedented floods, according to a media report on Tuesday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is using financial resources provided by Global Fund to acquire the nets for Pakistan, according to Geo.tv. The WHO officials said they are planning to obtain mosquito nets as early as possible and are hopeful that these would be obtained by next month via the Wagah route, the report said. More than 1,700 people were killed, 33 million displaced and a third of the country was submerged under water in the worst floods to hit Pakistan, brought about by unprecedented rains since mid-June. In September, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that a surge in diseases like malaria can cause a "second disaster." Last week, the WHO warned of 2.7 million malaria cases in 32 districts in .

Pak to purchase 6 mn mosquito nets from India to contain malaria: Report
Updated On : 11 Oct 2022 | 5:37 PM IST

Mosquito breeding found at govt offices, public places in Delhi: MCD

Mosquito breeding was found at public places and government offices, including a police academy and a metro station, during an anti-dengue drive following which legal measures were taken, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi said on Friday. This year, MCD has issued "82,490 legal notices and 28,846 challans so far against defaulters," the civic body said in a statement. Intensifying its ongoing drive for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases, the MCD has carried out a "massive drive to detect mosquito-breeding in the premises of government offices, construction sites, schools, universities, educational institutes, metro parking lots, metro stations". During the drive, mosquito breeding was found on their premises and the "department issued 42 challans and 18 notices", it said. Action against these entities were taken under the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Malaria and other Mosquito Borne Diseases), Bye-Laws, 1975 Act. A fine of Rs 1,66,600 was also imposed on the defaulters

Mosquito breeding found at govt offices, public places in Delhi: MCD
Updated On : 16 Sep 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

What is Chikungunya? Symptoms, treatment, prevention, and other details

Death from chikungunya is rare but it can cause severe health issues in some people. Here are more details about the illness, its symptoms, and prevention methods

What is Chikungunya? Symptoms, treatment, prevention, and other details
Updated On : 15 Aug 2022 | 7:20 PM IST

How the world's first malaria vaccine will protect against the parasite

This vaccine has been in development for 30 long years

How the world's first malaria vaccine will protect against the parasite
Updated On : 08 Oct 2021 | 2:01 AM IST

What if you could become invisible to mosquitoes?

Aedes aegypti is a salt-and-pepper scourge on humans worldwide

What if you could become invisible to mosquitoes?
Updated On : 19 Aug 2021 | 12:04 AM IST

Saving people from disease better than shielding industry

Should the govt policy benefit a few manufacturers through protection from imports or a large number of people via easier access to cheaper devices that help reduce chances of contracting diseases?

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Updated On : 24 May 2021 | 12:24 AM IST

No, coronavirus cannot be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans, says study

The study found that the virus is unable to replicate in three common and widely distributed species of mosquitoes and therefore cannot be transmitted to humans

No, coronavirus cannot be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans, says study
Updated On : 18 Jul 2020 | 12:19 PM IST