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Tuesday, August 09, 2022



Are mosquitoes biting you more than your friends?

August 09, 2022 10:43 am

The available research indicates blood type, bacteria on our feet and body chemicals as factors that make some of us more attractive to mosquitoes than others. But stay away from every kind of bite this dengue season, says Dr Laxman Jessani, Consultant, Infectious Disease Specialist, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai

Mohali MC to fine buildings where mosquito larvae is found

April 16, 2022 2:18 am

Sources said that the Mohali civic body will impose the fine under three categories — residential and under construction residential sites (to be fined at Rs 200), constructed and under constructed commercial sites (to be fined at Rs 500), and constructed and under construction malls and multiplexes (to be fined at Rs 1000).

How to scare an invasive fish? A menacing robot predator.

December 17, 2021 1:10 pm

The researchers put their Terminator-like creation in a tank together with mosquitofish and tadpoles. When a mosquitofish approached a tadpole, the robot would lurch forward, as if to strike.

No respite from mosquitoes, Singh Nullah continues to raise stink

November 03, 2021 8:12 am

The rainwater-fed Singh Nullah passes through Sectors 1, 2, 4, 12, 12 A and the Industrial Area, Phase I, before going towards Zirakpur.

Indonesian researchers breed 'good' mosquitoes to combat dengue

November 01, 2021 5:59 pm

The trial results showed that deploying mosquitoes with Wolbachia reduced dengue cases by as much as 77% and hospitalisations by up to 86%.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation steps up drive against mosquito breeding

June 11, 2021 6:25 am

In 2020, Mumbai’s malaria case tally crossed 11,000, up from 8,868 cases in 2019.

After Delhi HC rap, MCDs take steps to tackle mosquito menace

May 27, 2021 3:10 am

All health workers diverted to other tasks will be brought back to anti-mosquito operations, the civic bodies said.

HC takes note of mosquito infestation in Delhi, asks authorities to act

May 24, 2021 9:07 pm

“If the mosquito infestation is not contained urgently, with the ongoing Cocid-19 pandemic the rise of such vector-borne diseases would lead to myriad problems and complexities,” HC added.

What happens when a human and a mosquito take matters to court

December 20, 2020 5:51 pm

How sleeplessness caused by the insect's drawl and blood loss owing to their bites – mosquitoes suck iron for their babies – leave a man unable to function, affecting his livelihood

World Mosquito Day 2019: Plants that can help ward off the insects

August 20, 2019 1:23 pm

Human contempt for the species goes as far back as 1897, when Sir Ronald Ross — a British medical doctor — discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission.