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Delhi clocks 246 dengue cases, double last year’s halfway count

In the preceding years, Delhi clocked 143 cases in the first six months of 2022, 36 cases in 2021 and 20 cases in 2020

Aedes aegypti can spread dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever. (Representative photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:40 PM IST

Zika virus and its long-term effects: What you need to know as infection spreads

Zika virus alert: Pune reports cases, experts discuss long-term health impacts of the mosquito-borne disease.

Two Zika virus cases reported in Pune: Health experts warn of long-term infection risks (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2024 05:19 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Zika virus and pregnancy: New guidelines for expectant mothers

Zika virus and pregnancy: What expectant mothers need to know about new guidelines to keep themselves safe amid Zika virus spread

Zika virus alert for pregnant women: New measures and updated guidelines for expectant mothers (Photo by Twitter/OphthTimes)
Published on Jun 27, 2024 03:54 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Dengue beyond monsoon: How climate change is transforming disease patterns

No longer a monsoon illness, dengue fever is now year-round public health threat in South Asia due to climate change | Prevention tips and all you need to know

Rising temperatures, longer monsoons make dengue constant danger in South Asia; tips to address this evolving threat (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 25, 2024 01:15 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

What to look for in mosquito repellents

Repellents are one line of defense against bugs, but there are others: Wear long sleeves and long pants. Avoid going out at dusk and dawn.

What to look for in mosquito repellents(Photo by Pragyan Bezbaruah on Pexels)
Published on May 25, 2024 05:47 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Fort Collins

National Dengue Day 2024: 10 telltale signs of dengue that you should not ignore

This National Dengue Day 2024, know about these 10 warning signs or symptoms of dengue that you should not ignore for prompt diagnosis and treatment

National Dengue Day 2024: Telltale signs of dengue you should not ignore (Representational image/AP)
Updated on May 16, 2024 12:23 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Climate change threatens malaria control efforts: 6 strategies to adopt

To address the challenges posed by climate change to malaria control efforts, these 6 adaptive responses and mitigation strategies are essential

Climate change threatens malaria control efforts, WHO warns: 6 mitigation strategies to adopt (Photo by Unsplash)
Published on May 15, 2024 02:02 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

National Dengue Day 2024: Know the history and significance of the day

National Dengue Day 2024: From theme to significance, here's all that you need to know about this important day.

National Dengue Day 2024: The day is celebrated in India every May 16 to spread awareness around the condition (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 09:57 AM IST
By, Delhi

World Malaria Day 2024: Avoid these factors that increase malaria risk

Understanding what increases malaria risk is essential for designing comprehensive control strategies. On World Malaria Day 2024, here's what you need to know

World Malaria Day 2024: Avoid these factors that increase malaria risk (Photo by Unsplash)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 06:50 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

World Malaria Day 2024: 10 warning signs of vector-borne disease you must know

World Malaria Day 2024: Malaria can be fatal if not tackled at right time. Watch out for these signs to manage symptoms of malaria and improve quality of life

World Malaria Day 2024: 10 warning signs of the vector-borne disease you must know (Photo by Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 07:37 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

World Malaria Day 2024: Date, history and significance of the day

World Malaria Day 2024: From history to significance, here's all that you need to know about the important day.

Every year, World Malaria Day is observed on April 25.
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 07:37 AM IST
By, Delhi

Malaria: Why aren't case numbers falling?

Since 2015, the number of malaria cases worldwide have stalled ― and in some areas, they're even increasing.

Malaria is spread through mosquito bites (PongMoji/IMAGO )
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:25 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Viral fever spreading fast; expert tips to keep seasonal infections at bay

As weather transitions from winter to summer, there is a surge in cases of viral infections. Here are expert tips to prevent them.

It is important to avoid indulging in street food, follow social distancing measures, washing hands properly, and taking steps to prevent mosquito breeding.(Freepik)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 05:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Reporter slaps herself during live broadcast. The reason may make you chuckle

The video shows the reporter slapping herself in the face during live reporting after a mosquito bit her.

The image shows the journalist moments before the mosquito bit her. (Instagram/@abcrothers)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 03:31 PM IST

Skeeter Syndrome: Symptoms, treatment, prevention tips for mosquito bite allergy

Skeeter Syndrome is rare but fatal if not addressed on time. Here are the symptoms, people at risk, treatment, prevention tips for this mosquito bite allergy

Skeeter Syndrome: Symptoms, people at risk, treatment, prevention tips for this mosquito bite allergy (File Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 07:04 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Dengue: Top tips to prevent and protect yourself amid record fever outbreak

Protection against dengue is crucial, especially in India and Bangladesh where cases are rising amid worst-ever dengue fever outbreak. Here are some top tips

Dengue: Top tips to prevent and protect yourself amid record fever outbreak (File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:57 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Malaria control agency on alert; 100 houseowners get notice for larva breeding

After finding larva in unused things on balconies and terraces of residences throughout the month of September, over 100 homeowners received notices.

Representative photo (HT File)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 07:35 PM IST

Malaria in US: First locally acquired malaria case in Maryland after 40 years

The patient who has been diagnosed with Malaria didn't travel outside the United States and has been recovering in a hospital.

Around 2,000 cases of malaria are diagnosed every year in the United States but they are mostly connected to international travel to the countries where Malaria is common
Published on Aug 20, 2023 04:15 PM IST

World Mosquito Day 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration

World Mosquito Day 2023: From history to significance to celebrations, here is all that you need to know about this day.

World Mosquito Day 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration
Published on Aug 18, 2023 09:52 AM IST
By, Delhi

6 tips to protect your child from malaria, dengue or any other monsoon illness

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue are commonly seen in children during monsoon. Follow these vital tips and take the utmost care of your children

6 tips to protect your child from malaria, dengue or any other monsoon illness (Photo by Apaha Spi on Unsplash)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 07:07 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Dengue surge: Mild to dangerous, common symptoms of different dengue strains

Dengue symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the strain and how the disease is being managed.

Dengue is caused by a viral infection with dengue virus (DENV) and it has four serotypes of the disease namely DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 12:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Amid Delhi floods, beware of these illnesses that can play havoc with health

As the problem of waterlogging worsens with advancing monsoon, here are the common illnesses to watch out for and prevention tips.

Water pollution resulting from waterlogging can facilitate the spread of different waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis A.
Published on Jul 15, 2023 02:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Alternatives to chemical mosquito repellents: Are natural options safer?

Health risks, environmental impact of chemical mosquito repellents have prompted a search for natural ones but are these alternatives safer and more effective?

Alternatives to chemical mosquito repellents: Are natural options safer and more effective? (Photo by Twitter/pinecrestfl )
Published on May 26, 2023 05:29 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

National Dengue Day: Is it Malaria or Dengue? Here's the difference

Though with common seasonal trend and high-grade fever as common signs, Malaria and Dengue both differ in other symptoms. Here's how to know the difference

Is it Malaria or Dengue? Here's how to know the difference between the two mosquito-borne diseases (Photo by Pragyan Bezbaruah on Pexels)
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:16 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Fragrances in soap can make you a more attractive target for mosquitoes

Lathering up with soap? Wait till the mosquitoes find out as soap can make humans more attractive to mosquitoes. Here's how to repel them

Fragrances in soap can make you a more attractive target for mosquitoes. Here's how to repel them (Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels)
Published on May 12, 2023 08:33 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

How dengue-carrying mosquitoes evolve to become resistant to insecticides

Japanese scientist Shinji Kasai and his team examined mosquitos from several countries in Asia as well as Ghana and found a series of mutations had made some virtually impervious to popular pyrethroid-based chemicals like permethrin.

Health authorities commonly fog mosquito-infested areas with clouds of insecticide, and resistance has long been a concern, but the scale of the problem was not well understood.(AFP/ Representative image)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 09:03 AM IST
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Not only mosquito's bite but bacteria carried on its body pose risk too: Study

Avoiding mosquitoes to protect against bites is always a good idea. But a new North Carolina State University study shows that the bacteria-ridden exteriors of mosquitoes may be another reason to arm yourself with a swatter.

Mosquitoes carry bacteria externally and internally and come into your home, research points.(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 17, 2022 05:44 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Zika Virus: Prevention tips from experts

Zika Virus: From using condoms for sexual intercourse to avoiding travel to areas with ongoing Zika transmission, here are a few prevention measures that should be taken.

Zika Virus: Prevention tips from experts
Published on Dec 13, 2022 03:28 PM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Invasive mosquito linked to new malaria outbreaks in Africa

Researchers have linked an invasive mosquito to recent malaria outbreaks. The species thrives in urban areas and threatens to undo progress in eradicating the disease.

The Anopheles stephensi species of mosquito is typically found in India and Iran, but it has now been spotted in several African countries(Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 10:13 AM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Antibody treatment tested as a new tool against malaria: Research

Malaria killed more than 620,000 people in 2020 and sickened 241 million, mainly children under 5 in Africa. The World Health Organization is rolling out the first authorized malaria vaccine for children, but it is about 30% effective and requires four doses.

Malaria killed more than 620,000 people in 2020 and sickened 241 million, mainly children under 5 in Africa.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 04:53 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
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