mosquitoes News

World Mosquito Day: Will we ever rid this planet of mosquitoes?

Science, technology and decades of invention and research – here are all the advances in the human war against mosquitoes.

How scientists plan to end malaria: by getting mosquitoes to self-destruct

Scientists envisage that malaria could be eliminated within two decades if this method is as successful as laboratory tests have indicated.


Specially-bred mosquitoes help prevent dengue outbreaks: Research

Researchers are now conducting a randomised controlled trial in Indonesia. In Brazil, mosquitoes have been introduced in Rio de Janeiro, with the hopes of countering Zika virus outbreaks.

The mosquito: Why the 'little fly' of many diseases survives efforts to eradicate it

No longer an irritating nuisance, these tiny creatures have caused millions of deaths worldwide. Closer home as many as 11,26,661 cases of malaria were identified with 287 deaths in the country in 2015.

Fighting mosquito with mosquito: A GM-size bite against dengue

Experiment using mutant male Aedes aegypti that are sterile currently under way in Maharashtra, award-winning technology has been a success in Brazil.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding.


Five years on,ex-servicemen remain restless as rest house plan hangs fire

Around 100-150 people sleep in an approximately 2,500 sq ft dormitory,sharing space with bed bugs and mosquitoes

A vintage tale: Don’t swat the bugs!

Although the question “Why are we here?” is much trumpeted as a human preoccupation,what most of us really want to know is “Why are they here?”

New process may help reduce cost of anti-malarial drugs

Keeping costs down is important as most cases of malaria occur in developing areas in the tropics and subtropics.

‘Many govt depts suck blood like mosquitoes’

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has courted controversy by saying that many government departments suck blood like mosquitoes