A 2014 study found that India’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme captures only 0.35% of the annual number of clinically diagnosed dengue cases.
A total of 632 people died due to influenza (H1N1), while Aedes Aegypti (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) claimed 279 and 60 lives respectively.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding through regular monitoring.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 displaced in rain-related incidents since December, most of them this month.
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New York City’s health department has invested in novel products and technologies to combat Aedes and arrest its rapid spread in densely populated urban areas.
A large number of chikungunya cases have occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the country, especially in Delhi, posing a serious health threat.
As the 2016 Olympic games are a little more than a month away, to be held in Zika-prone Brazil, what do we know about the virus and its effects?
Bharat Biotech claims it can introduce a Zika vaccine in two years, but given the challenges involved in actually developing a vaccine and regulatory hurdles, is the estimate too hopeful?
The Zika virus has considerable potential to penetrate our borders to play havoc amid the ideal conditions provided both for it and the mosquitoes.