Dengue: Pune Municipal Corporation issues notices to 900 housing societies over stagnated water

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notice to 900 housing societies during this monsoon period. The stagnated water in these societies is becoming a cause of concern. The PMC has also issued preventive measures for dengue

Dengue: Pune Municipal Corporation issues notices to 900 housing societies over stagnated waterThe Pune Municipal Corporation has stepped up its action on establishments, mainly housing societies, as well as bungalows, and commercial establishments that are not taking adequate measures to check mosquito breeding. The health department has issued notices to owners of properties found with stagnant water. This year, in an attempt to keep the number of […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoes

In the study, scientists split 139 patients into three groups to test the effects of ivermectin. They found high doses of the drug made human blood poisonous to mosquitos. The effects lasted up to a month, according to the international team of experts. Researchers now hope the drug could be used to stem the control of malaria

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoesAn ‘exciting’ pill can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and kill them, research suggests. Scientists discovered the disease-carrying flies died after feeding on the blood of humans given super-strength doses of ivermectin. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug and in lower doses is widely used in the treatment of other tropical diseases. It has safely […]

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

A few cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present outbreak in Jaipur was detected through the ICMR surveillance system

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in RajasthanAs directed by J. P. Nadda, union health minister, a seven member high level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist State Government in control and containment measures. The situation is being reviewed at the level of union minister of health and monitored on a daily basis by […]

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Dr Mohammed Sakeel, HOD of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to recognise Dengue symptoms, and how to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes in the vicinity

Dengue: A continuing global threatDengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus; about 100 million get progressively sick, and 2.5% of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% […]

2017: Maharashtra witnesses a sharp rise in dengue cases

Experts have attributed the prolonged monsoon as a key cause in the rise of dengue cases. Pune, Mumbai and Nashik were the top three cities with the maximum number of cases

2017: Maharashtra witnesses a sharp rise in dengue casesThe year 2017 has witnessed more number of dengue cases that the previous two years. While 2016 had seen 6,792 cases, till November 2017, the year has already seen 6,894 dengue cases in the Maharashtra. Experts are attributing the prolonged monsoon as the cause for rise in the total number of dengue cases, state officials […]

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over city

Although the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department has increased surveillance against the rising number of dengue cases, a huge number of cases are is still reported in the PMC

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over cityPune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s health department is struggling with dengue cases with areas like Yerwada, Kalas, Dhanori topping the list with maximum dengue deaths. The suspected patients in this month itself are 202 with five deaths, so far. According to the data given by the health department, after Yerwada-Kalas-Dhanori, Kasbapeth, Vishrambaugh, Bhavani Peth and Dhole […]

A look into China’s ‘mosquito factory’ that is fighting Zika and dengue smartly

Zhiyong Xi is infecting mosquitoes with bacteria that prevent them from transferring viruses to humans. Some scientists are hailing it as one of the most promising ways to eliminate mosquito-borne diseases

A look into China’s ‘mosquito factory’ that is fighting Zika and dengue smartlyZhiyong Xi is a man on a mission. He wants to rid China — and potentially the world — of mosquitoes, specifically the ones that carry devastating diseases like Zika and dengue. And he’s doing it in the classic style of good versus evil. “We’re building good mosquitoes that can help us fight the bad […]