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Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

... has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the island-state, which has a reputation as one of the world's cleanest cities. Dengue is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...mosquitoes are most active. To get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides w...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...s of global warming, threatening bird habitats and breeding grounds and reducing drinking water for animals. John P. Smol of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and Marianne S. V. Douglas of the University of Alberta in Edmonton have been studying about 40 ponds on Ellesmere Island in northern Canada sin...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...d. The queen also appeared to exert control over breeding males, so their testosterone levels are kept down until she is ready to mate.However, the stress-related block to fertility was reversible, said Dr Faulkes. When the queen died, other non-breeding but high-rank females fought for dominance. The winne...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...will have found by now. He is being prosecuted for breeding mosquitoes. The area is dubbed the number one deng...Drive 6 stands out for the large number of outdoor breeding grounds found. Health officials have been combing public housing estates in search of mosquito bre...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...lso threatened because the large weed mats created breeding habitat for the vectors of malaria and schistosomiasis. Rotting vegetation contaminated drinking water, increasing cases of gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Ogwang and his colleagues used the natural predators of the plant to help eradicate it--the m...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...o gain new insights into the evolution of animals' breeding behavior and communication. The new study suggests that electrical signaling may have been shaped in part by sexual selection, the evolutionary process responsible for many animals' elaborate decorative features and courtship behaviors....

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

... has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputation as one of Asia's cleanest. Dengue is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, and rashes....

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...to make a daily check of their homes for potential breeding spots. "I would like to stress that our fight ag... has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputation as one of Asia's cleanest. Dengue -- a flu-like viral d...

Kerala Ready to Invite WHO to Study Fever Outbreak

...edical College spotted a strong source of mosquito breeding just outside the hospital wards. "The need of the hour is that irrespective of our political affiliations we should join hands to fight mosquitoes. And if we don't do that in a systematic way, the next outbreak would be even worse," the minister wa...

Dengue Cases in Singapore Crosses Alarming Levels

...said. Efforts have been stepped up to eradicate breeding grounds of the dengue-causing Aedes mosquito in th...rce have intensified daily inspections of possible breeding grounds in homes and outdoor areas such as drains, construction sites, parks and vacant land. Sin...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...collect rubber milk and leave it open, making it a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. A team of experts from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi has already visited the state to take stock of the situation....

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...nd the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for breeding mosquitoes, the carrier of the dreaded dengue and ...during their field visits they have found mosquito breeding grounds in the court premises, the campuses of several leading hospitals and several government esta...

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

...ocks worldwide since 2003. "As Tisova was a closed breeding facility and the birds have never been transported... a ban on the movements of animals, a count of all breeding poultry and a ban on bird shows and markets," Semerad said. Moves to calm public concern also beg...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...unya fever would get Rs.10,000 to prevent mosquito breeding and to spread awareness among people even as 17,000 suspected cases of the viral have been reported so far this year. 'We have asked the nine chikungunya-affected states to set up village surveillance committees. Under the National Rural Health Mis...

Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam

...d too much rain this year, which has provided good breeding grounds for mosquitos." The virus thrives in urban areas because the carrier, the aedes mosquito, breeds in stagnant water, including in blocked drain-pipes and rubbish heaps. Experts predict dengue fever will increasingly spread with global warm...

Successful Dads Have Not So Successful Daughters

...iggest and strongest stags were less successful at breeding and had fewer fawns during their lives than daughters of the not so successful males. This caused them to theorise that some genes are designed to benefit just one gender and can handicap the other sex. "We see this sexually antagonistic selecti...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

...percolate. In the slums and shanties buveera are breeding grounds for disease. With no mains water and no sewerage system, the bags are used as toilets. Flying latrines they are called, because when you have filled them, you throw them as far away as you can. And when the rains come and wash them out th...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...ter he puts on an elaborate courtship display, and breeding pairs are often monogamous. An exception is ducks -- especially mallards. Although mallards pair off to mate, females are often raped by stray males. Still the ducklings born of consensual sex seem to be the norm. That was puzzling and so Brennan...

Figures of Dengue In Singapore On The Rise

...mbing public housing estates in search of mosquito breeding sites. Dengue is the most important mosquito-transmitted viral disease in terms of morbidity and mortality. It usually affects people living in tropical regions and it manifests with a sudden episode of mosquito-transmitted viral disease. Accordin...

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