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

...use of the nets could greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survived repeated encounters with protected humans. Also, by preventing the mosquitoes feeding on humans, the nets could divert them to feed on other mammals, which do not host the malari...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...squito population can go up, and more contact with mosquitoes means a greater possibility of mosquito-borne illn...ten experience only fevers. The virus is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on the blood of infected birds. West Nile virus is closely related to the viruses th...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...ve destroyed the breedings, we believe some of the mosquitoes may have found their way into the nearby homes," s... is over." Mr Khaw said the main problem is that mosquitoes now carry a different strain of dengue that causes more people to come down with the illness....

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...have discovered the genetic factors that make some mosquitoes resistant to malaria. The researchers say that T... It was found that the genetic differences between mosquitoes resistant to or susceptible to malarial parasite manifest mainly in a region of the TEP1 protein cal...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...-like viral disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes -- is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. Infection leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, and rashes....

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...n effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquitoes responsible for malaria transmission to humans. ...ethal power and irritant effect that inhibited the mosquitoes from biting. Moreover, the mosquitoes are hit by a powerful paralysing action, known as the knockdow...

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...ule themselves - and certainly so when it comes to mosquitoes in the Indian capital . The local authorities ha... in the city. "During our routine visit we found mosquitoes breeding in several rooms in the high court campus and have sent four notices to them," said R.N. Si...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...t the activity of the genes and therefore help the mosquitoes fight off the viruses more effectively, preventing...ng in this study established previously that other mosquitoes do have a robust immune system that can either allow or block transmission of malaria parasites. Fur...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

...ppen late. The West Nile virus transmits between mosquitoes and birds. Infected mosquitoes transmit the virus to birds, animals and also to humans.A well known entomologist claims that mosqui...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

...s." West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes that have first bitten an infected bird. A person bitten by an infected mosquito may show symptoms three to 15 days after the bite. The virus usually results in a mild illness known as West Nile fever, which can cause fever, headache, body aches, ...

WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa

...ellow fever, an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes that may kill up to 50 per cent of those with severe cases, WHO said. However, as immunization campaigns waned, a generation of people grew up with no immunity to the disease, and by the 1990s the number of annual cases had risen to an estimated 2...

Scientists Map Genome Sequence Dengue Mosquito

... as genetic tools to study the interaction between mosquitoes and pathogens, and thus may lead to controls of tr...cidate interactions at the molecular level between mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit to humans....

Chikungunya Scare in Orissa: 4 Die

...d the village Saturday. "We have found the aedes mosquitoes in the locality. The mosquito is the carrier of chikungunya and dengue. So from the symptoms of the disease the possible outbreak of chikungunya can't be ruled out," B Nageswar Rao, chief of the specialist team, told IANS. "Orissa does not have ade...

Malaria and HIV Jointly Affects Pregnant Women and Their Infants

...egions. Malaria is a parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people every year. While the disease by and large hits children, malaria also brutally affects pregnant women, particularly during their first pregnancy, accounting for a projected 400,000 cases of severe anaemia and ...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

...ent malaria and other tropical diseases by killing mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects. Figures available indicate that global pesticide use has increased 50-fold since 1950, and 2.5 million tonnes of industrial pesticides are now used each year worldwide....

Rescheduled: Aerial Mosquito Treatment for Philadelphia

...t near the Betsy Ross Bridge. Certain species of mosquitoes carry West Nile virus, which, when transmitted to ...arded tires. Stagnant water in tires is where most mosquitoes breed. -- Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors. -- Have clogged roof gu...

First Case of West Nile Virus Death in Madison County

...g the same insecticide, over a period of time, the mosquitoes could become resistant to that insecticide,' said Wayne Thompson, Texas A&M extension agent in Harris County for agriculture and natural resources. Some health officials worry that cuts in federal funding could lead to more illness. CDC funding for...

Dengue Sweeping Across Southeast Asia

...of dengue is increasing because of global warming, mosquitoes are becoming more active year by year and their geographical reach is expanding both north and south of the Equator."Even Singapore, which is so affluent and modern, can't exercise adequate control, Lo added. Dengue sufferers often describe the o...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

...filariasis. The disfiguring disease is spread by mosquitoes to humans. It can cause limbs to swell up to sever...ies, which creates numerous breeding sites for the mosquitoes that transmit the disease. In its most obvious manifestations, lymphatic filariasis causes enlargeme...

Bed Nets - A Formidable Weapon Against Malaria In Africa

...cticide-treated bed nets, especially at night when mosquitoes tend to bite, can cut transmission in half, and re...ld include staying indoors from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are biting most, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, sleeping under a mosquito net impregnat...

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