chikungunya News

Ayurvedic ways to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon

Growing plants like tulsi, lavender, lemongrass, marigold and mint is helpful as they act as natural and effective mosquito repellents.

Zika Fever: Everything you need to know about the mosquito-borne viral disease

Usually, the infection remains asymptomatic. But, some symptoms may appear within two to seven days after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito.


Know the symptoms and keep yourself safe from dengue fever with these easy tips

A person can suffer from dengue a second time if the viral strain is different from the initial infection. So ensure adequate protection.

Foods to eat (and avoid) if you have dengue fever

Dengue fever can rise rapidly after the onset of the initial symptoms. Thus, it is vital that one seeks medical help as soon as these symptoms are observed.

Travelling to chikungunya-prone areas? Keep in mind these pointers

Diet is an important part of treatment and recovery, and as a viral disease, chikungunya is no different.

Malaria: Know the causes, symptoms and treatment and keep yourself safe this monsoon

Pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing malaria, and if not detected and treated at the right time, can spread to the baby too.


In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria

In a project under process over the last year, ICMR researchers have developed a strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito — the main vector that transmits the viruses that cause dengue — into which Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, is introduced.

Bengaluru: BBMP registers 1041 dengue cases in 2019, doctors say numbers downplayed

Over the last two months, the BBMP has stepped up its awareness campaign in the city. The BBMP health department is planning to conduct surveys and identify the areas where dengue virus is spreading rapidly.

High-res snapshot of chikungunya virus may lead to drugs, vaccines

The structures, published in the journal Cell, shows in atomic-level detail how the virus and cell-surface protein fit together - data that promises to accelerate efforts to design drugs and vaccines to prevent or treat arthritis caused by chikungunya or related viruses.

How mosquito vs mosquito can fight dengue

Two years on, experiment cited by Indian official clicks in Australia. Can India replicate the innovation?