Zika News

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.

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.


Panic over Zika has died down, but researchers say virus is still spreading

The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but three years later it’s still circulating and has now spread to other countries

Not so alarming, revise Zika alert: India to CDC

Research by scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research have shown that the Zika strains in India are less virulent than in Brazil and are not associated with microcephaly.

Vaccine against Zika long elusive, here is why scientists see new hope

This week, two teams have separately reported vaccines they have or may have identified, one of these with the promise of overcoming what has been seen as a possible stumbling block so far.

Zika alert in India: How the virus affects pregnancy and fetal development

Among the common symptoms for the disease, as per World Health Organisation, are "mild fever, skin rash, headache, muscle and joint pain and inflammation of the underside of the eyelid". People, however, may or may not show symptoms of the disease, like fever, cough and cold, Dr Sushma Tomar, Consultant Obstretician and Gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, told Express Parenting.

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Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.

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Brazil: Zika outbreak may get worse before it gets better, says WHO chief

Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan spoke at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday, during her official visit to Brazil to assess the situation regarding the country’s Zika outbreak. During the press conference, Chan offered a warning that the Zika outbreak might deteriorate further, “Things may get worse before […]