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Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness

This chemical concoction appears to draw female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, carriers of the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses, in particular. This mosquito was first discovered in Africa, but it has since spread to many tropical and subtropical countries, including the United States.

Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness
Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness
Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:55 PM IST

World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite

World Mosquito Day 2022: Check inside for the list of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite and the type of pathogen that causes the disease in humans.

World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite(Leonid Danilov)
World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite(Leonid Danilov)
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 01:38 PM IST

What is chikungunya; know the warning signs and symptoms, causes and treatment

People with chronic ailments like diabetes and heart issues and those over 65 years of age are more likely to get severe symptoms of chikungunya. All you want to know.

Chikungunya is caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). In addition to excruciating joint pain, fever and rashes, the infection also causes joint swelling, headache, nausea and fatigue. Its pain-related symptoms are similar to rheumatoid arthritis. (HT FILE)
Chikungunya is caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). In addition to excruciating joint pain, fever and rashes, the infection also causes joint swelling, headache, nausea and fatigue. Its pain-related symptoms are similar to rheumatoid arthritis. (HT FILE)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 05:45 PM IST

Monsoon babycare tips: 5 ways to keep your baby safe from mosquitoes this season

Prevention methods like coils and aerosol bug sprays may be effective in warding off mosquitoes but may create further health complications to your little one. Here's how to effectively and safely shelter your child from dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses this monsoon

Monsoon baby care tips: 5 ways to keep your baby safe from mosquitoes this rainy season (Sidhesh Gavali)
Monsoon baby care tips: 5 ways to keep your baby safe from mosquitoes this rainy season (Sidhesh Gavali)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 01:54 PM IST

Monsoon fevers: 6 types of fever that can affect you apart from Covid

An expert talks about the signs and symptoms of all the common monsoon fevers that could affect you during rainy season.

Monsoon fevers are quite common during the season and experts say people should not self-diagnose themselves(Pixabay)
Monsoon fevers are quite common during the season and experts say people should not self-diagnose themselves(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 09:47 AM IST
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