World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal

World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spreadMosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoon

Civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have recorded 36 cases of swine flu in total, so far this month. Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and result in a barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, and listless behaviour; the virus can be transmitted to humans

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoonMumbai recorded its first suspected swine flu death on Saturday night. A 26-year-old woman from Mumbra succumbed to the suspected H1N1 virus after she stopped responding to treatment. Danishta Idress Khan had been admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel in the first week of July. She was diagnosed with swine flu and was […]

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

The monsoon season is a double-edged sword - while it provides the necessary relief from the scorching summer, at the same time it brings with it several vector-borne diseases and illness, which can sometimes turn life-threatening

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoonResearch by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]