The infection occurs mostly in the Indian subcontinent, Asia and Africa, with a major outbreak in 2015 affecting several countries in the Region of the Americas, according to the World Health Organisation. read more
The number of dengue cases is highest in Jaipur where 1,480 cases were recorded from January 1 to October 11 and it rose to 2,885 by November 5. Officials have been directed to start anti-larvae activities and locate dengue cases. read more
The number of recorded chikungunya cases this year is 40 times less than those recorded in 2016, data available from municipalities said. In 2016, at least 4,464 cases had been reported till October third week, when Delhi witnessed a chikungunya out... read more
Luana Vieira, who is two years old, and was born with microcephaly, reacts to stimulus during an evaluation session at the Altino Ventura rehabilitation centre in Recife, Brazil. Luana’s mother Rosana Vieira Alves has three daughters. “It’s hard to manage the girls. Some of them are jealous, but Luana needs more care. In time, they’ll understand.” she said. Alves lacks family support and is overwhelmed by housing and medical costs.
Twenty-two people in Jaipur have tested positive for Zika virus, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine for the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children. Here’s all you need to know about the virus: read more
World Mosquito Day is a celebration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that female mosquitoes were responsible for transmitting the malarial parasite. Here are 5 deadly diseases caused by mosquito bites. read more
According to the data available with the Pune municipal corporation\'s (PMC) health department, in the last seven days alone, a total of 12 cases of chikungunya have been confirmed in the city. read more