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Study shows how chikungunya virus may cause joint pain

August 30, 2019 2:26 pm

First recognised in Tanzania in the 1950s, the term 'Chikungunya' originated from an ethnic phrase that means 'to walk bend-over' - perfectly capturing the incapacitating joint pain suffered by infected individuals.

Dengue and pregnancy: Everything you need to know

October 07, 2019 9:17 am

Newborns with mothers who had dengue just before or at delivery, should be closely monitored after birth in view of the risk of vertical transmission.

With onset of monsoon, number of Dengue cases go up in Goa

August 25, 2019 7:38 am

According to officials at the secretariat, the cases of vector-borne diseases are being monitored and sufficient resources dispatched to ensure that the villages are cleared of accumulated water, and also awareness is being brought.

Ayurvedic ways to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon

August 17, 2019 9:17 am

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

August 08, 2019 4:27 pm

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.

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

October 07, 2019 9:17 am

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.

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

August 07, 2019 2:44 pm

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

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

August 06, 2019 10:54 am

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

August 20, 2019 9:38 am

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

July 17, 2019 10:33 am

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.