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Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

...gue. It 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 jo...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...udy, researchers used recently developed models of mosquito behaviour and mortality to see the effect of insecticide-treated nets. Researchers found that the use of the nets could greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survived repeated encounters with protected humans. Also, by preventing the mosquit...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...squitoes. "When we have more rain like this, our mosquito population can go up, and more contact with mosqui... local health officials are working to control the mosquito population and educate the public on the dangers of the buzzing pests. "We really need people to...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...d is the main culprit. Its officers found over 600 mosquito larvae there. "This pumping station happens to b...e been combing public housing estates in search of mosquito breeding sites. Dengue-carrying insects breed in tiny pools of water found in flower pots, discarded...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

...warm weather have been blamed for the onslaught of mosquito breeding. Stephenne said that another key factor is that the virus has four variations. "We have to prove the vaccine will be safe for everyone, which means both children and adults," Stephenne told the newspaper. The company is aiming to have ...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...mune system is the key to their finding. When a mosquito is infected with a parasite that causes malaria, a biochemical reaction is triggered that physically transforms TEP1 into an active state capable of grabbing on to the parasites surface and targeting it for termination, they say. In a study, report...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...preading fast in Massachusetts, resulting in calls mosquito spraying, though environmentalists seem to have re...e contracted encephalitis from a mosquito. "I know mosquito spraying isn't 100 percent effective, but it could prevent something. I would hate to see this happe...

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

...nt rain coupled with warm weather has provided the mosquito ample opportunities to breed in minute pools of st...nts. It 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 tradition...

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

...d to consume lot of fluids. Like dengue, another mosquito borne disease, there is no vaccine for Chikungunya, and at best, symptoms can be countered through painkillers, intake of plenty of fluids and lots of rest....

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

...ous dengue haemorrhagic fever. The Aedes aegypti mosquito likewise causes 200,000 cases of yellow fever a year, resulting in 30,000 deaths, 95 percent of them in Africa. Cuba, the only country that produces Bactivec, struck a similar deal in 2000 with Amazonas state in Brazil, which produces and sells the...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...nts. It 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 disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes -- is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. Infection leads to a sudden...

Kerala Ready to Invite WHO to Study Fever Outbreak

...lth Organisation (WHO) to study the outbreak of a mosquito borne fever in the state that has claimed 173 live...ottayam Medical College spotted a strong source of mosquito breeding just outside the hospital wards. "The need of the hour is that irrespective of our politi...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...t produced a synergistic effect that inhibited the mosquito from taking its blood feed. A synergistic effect...he mixture to prolong the residual life of treated mosquito nets. The efficacy of these mixtures between organophosphates and repellents therefore opens up a...

Dengue Cases in Singapore Crosses Alarming Levels

...icate breeding grounds of the dengue-causing Aedes mosquito in the island-state, which has a reputation for be...nt rain coupled with warm weather has provided the mosquito ample opportunities to breed in minute pools of stagnant water all over the island," the statement s...

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...aid that during their field visits they have found mosquito breeding grounds in the court premises, the campus... mosquitoes. "Our officials have detected 10,000 mosquito breeding spots and are sending notices to the offenders," municipal health officer N.K. Yadav said. ...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

The immune system of this mosquito is of great importance as scientists believe it pl...hat make up the immune system of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits deadly viral diseases to humans have been identified. This study is the first of i...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...y chikungunya fever would get Rs.10,000 to prevent mosquito breeding and to spread awareness among people eve...d how to prevent it. The main focus is to stop the mosquito breeding,' the minister added. Till June 18, India has reported 17,000 suspected cases of chikungu...

Chikungunya Spreads as Funds Remain Unspent

...a is caused by a virus spread by the Aedes Egyptis mosquito that breeds in stagnant water. Maharashtra is another state that took little interest in spending the allocated money, with Pondicherry following suit. Maharashtra is yet to spend Rs. 18.5 million of the allotted money, Pondicherry Rs. 13 million, ...

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...ed with dengue, with 109 of them succumbing to the mosquito born illness, which punishes its victims with fever, vomiting and crippling muscle pain. The most serious cases result in heavy bleeding as blood vessels disintegrate, and can quickly kill children. Compared to last year's total of 6,149 cases an...

Uttar Pradesh Struggles to Contain Japanese Encephalitis

...n pigs and wild birds and transferred to humans by mosquito bite. It affects the brain and causes headaches, convulsions, high fever and respiratory distress. Many survivors are left mentally or physically handicapped. Every year, Japanese Encephalitis strikes the northern part of India, especially Uttar...

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