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Over 3,300 dengue cases in Delhi in 2022 so far, nearly 1,150 in November
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Over 3,300 dengue cases in Delhi in 2022 so far, nearly 1,150 in November

The dengue infection tally stood at 3,044 till 18 November, and 279 more cases have been recorded since then till 25 November

Explained: How scientists engineered mosquitoes that cannot spread malaria
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Explained: How scientists engineered mosquitoes that cannot spread malaria

The genetically modified mosquitos have the ability to slow the growth of malaria-causing parasites in their gut, an innovation that can help prevent transmission of the disease to humans

Genetically modified mosquitoes by scientists can't spread malaria
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Genetically modified mosquitoes by scientists can't spread malaria

Researchers from the Institute for Disease Modeling at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have developed a model that can aid in the eradication of malaria. Read more.

Tips protect yourself and your family from dengue and malaria fever
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Tips protect yourself and your family from dengue and malaria fever

To protect yourself and your family, it is important to protect yourself from getting bitten by female anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes

How P vivax strain threatens India’s progress towards malaria elimination by 2030
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How P vivax strain threatens India’s progress towards malaria elimination by 2030

Awareness campaigns are also central to fighting vivax malaria

Commonwealth leaders meet in Rwanda, climate, malaria highlighted in summit
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Commonwealth leaders meet in Rwanda, climate, malaria highlighted in summit

The summit for Commonwealth heads of state in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is the culmination of a series of meetings earlier in the week that have reported some success in efforts to improve the lives of people in the 54-nation bloc

Why malaria is the next biggest cause of child mortality among other causes
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Why malaria is the next biggest cause of child mortality among other causes

Malaria is a common life-threatening disease which is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium and is transmitted in humans by the bite of a female anopheles mosquito

Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained
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Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained

A new study covering 204 countries showed that at least 1.2 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, ahead of both HIV and malaria

WHO approves malaria vaccine for kids: A global health expert explains why that is a big deal
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WHO approves malaria vaccine for kids: A global health expert explains why that is a big deal

Approval of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine, which goes by the name Mosquirix, provides a “glimmer of hope” for Africa, according to Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa.

Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda; doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach
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Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda; doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach

Doctors suggested that instead of the standard approach, where one or two other drugs are used in combination with artemisinin, doctors should now use three, as is often done in treating tuberculosis and HIV.

From Dengue to Nipah virus, vector-borne diseases are a major concern for India
India

From Dengue to Nipah virus, vector-borne diseases are a major concern for India

The control of these diseases remains difficult, which leads to straining an already struggling medical infrastructure

COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund
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COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund

The fund calculated that around 4.7 million people were treated for TB in 2020, around one million fewer than in 2019

World Mosquito Day 2021: Theme, history of day and why it is observed
India

World Mosquito Day 2021: Theme, history of day and why it is observed

This year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the theme of World Mosquito Day 2021 is “Reaching the zero-malaria target”

China first country to be given malaria free certification by the WHO
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China first country to be given malaria free certification by the WHO

In the 1940s, the country would have 30 million cases of the disease annually.

Long road ahead for malaria control despite 'unprecedented' progress: WHO report
India

Long road ahead for malaria control despite 'unprecedented' progress: WHO report

India has seen the largest drop in the number of malaria cases, falling from some 20 million in 2000 to around 5.6 million in 2019.

A malaria mystery, partly solved: What happens when the rains ends?
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A malaria mystery, partly solved: What happens when the rains ends?

Scientists have long known that most of those fevers and deaths occur during the rainy months when mosquitoes abound.

Rare blood group called Dantu may provide protection against deadly malaria, study shows
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Rare blood group called Dantu may provide protection against deadly malaria, study shows

It was discovered that people who had one copy of the Dantu gene had 40 percent protection against malaria and those with two copies of Dantu gene had 70 percent protection against the disease.

Delhi govt to tackle vector-borne disease with #10Hafte10Baje10Din anti-dengue campaign from 1 September
India

Delhi govt to tackle vector-borne disease with #10Hafte10Baje10Din anti-dengue campaign from 1 September

According to a municipal report released on Monday, At least 48 cases of malaria and 41 of dengue have been reported till 15 August.

Climate change may bring back viruses that were long thought to be dormant
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Climate change may bring back viruses that were long thought to be dormant

Thawing ground brings once frozen microorganisms, organic material and other particles to the surface that were locked away for millennia.

US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees
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US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees

The chemical is the first novel insect repellent introduced since 2009, and can also fight resistance to many common insect repellents seen today.