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Can dengue be transmitted through sex? Spain confirms first such case

November 10, 2019 10:27 pm

A 41-year-old man from Madrid had sex with his male partner who was tested positive for dengue after a trip to Cuba.

Kolkata: Dengue claims another life, civic body records 2,000 cases

November 07, 2019 8:44 am

Just a few days ago, a 10-year-old girl, Akshiti Das, had died of dengue at a private hospital in Kolkata. Before Akshiti, 56-year-old KMC staffer Shantanu Majumdar, who was tested positive for dengue, had died.

Fact Check: What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

October 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Dengue is a notifiable disease, but a case is required to be notified only when the confirmatory test has been done in the lab. Importantly, however, the confirmation of dengue infection is not key to its treatment, which can proceed and even conclude without that test being done.

Delhi: Anti-dengue drive successful, CM Kejriwal says, citing no deaths this year

October 08, 2019 8:17 am

“The number of cases reported in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year. Most importantly, we have not yet lost a single life,” the CM tweeted Monday.

Fear of dengue outbreak in Patna after floods, health dept takes measures

October 07, 2019 4:16 pm

As per the state health department, around 250 dengue cases have been registered in Patna since September 27, when the downpour began and continued for the next couple of days.

This year, maximum dengue cases in Pune seen in Sept, next 15 days crucial: PMC health officials

October 03, 2019 10:04 am

Till September this year, there have been 3,632 suspected dengue patients in Pune, of which 666 were confirmed cases of viral fever, said Dr Sanjeev Wavare, assistant medical officer of health at PMC. Another 294 patients tested positive for chikungunya, he said.

'Dengue virus is becoming resistant to vaccines and treatment'

September 23, 2019 10:30 am

The research, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, notes that one of the strains of the virus, DENV2 has smooth spherical surface particles while growing at the carrier mosquito's physiological temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.

Anaemic people more likely to transmit dengue: Study

September 17, 2019 1:35 pm

According to the study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, dengue patients with higher levels of iron in the blood, had lesser chances of infecting mosquitoes that draw their blood with the virus.

Delhi: Some help to check stagnant water at home — from the CM

September 16, 2019 7:48 am

Both the Delhi government and the local municipal bodies have been making efforts to raise awareness among people on precautions they need to take to ensure no breeding of mosquito larvae in and around their houses.

24-year-old dengue patient dies in Kolkata, CM says 17 deaths till Sept 5

September 07, 2019 2:15 pm

Mamata Banerjee also informed the House that the districts along the India-Bangladesh border are the worst-affected and urged the Opposition to spread awareness about dengue.