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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

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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