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Machine learning, satellite imagery used to track movement of disease-carrying mosquitoes
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Machine learning, satellite imagery used to track movement of disease-carrying mosquitoes

The tools could potentially help identify methods of keeping mosquito population small enough to prevent disease transmission.

Study suggests combination of two deadly mosquito-borne diseases, Zika and chikungunya, can lead to strokes
Health

Study suggests combination of two deadly mosquito-borne diseases, Zika and chikungunya, can lead to strokes

The researchers highlighted that even though the world’s attention is focused on COVID-19 and its neurological implications, the risks posed by the co-occurrence pf other viral infections such as Zika and chikungunya should not be ignored.

Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
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Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases

The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.

Researchers find a compound that can halt growth of parasite that causes malaria
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Researchers find a compound that can halt growth of parasite that causes malaria

Apparently, a compound developed by GlaxoSmithKline can eliminate the mosquito-borne parasite in all the stages of its lifecycle.

World Mosquito Day: Tame the menace, control the spread of life-threatening diseases
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World Mosquito Day: Tame the menace, control the spread of life-threatening diseases

With the progress of sci-tech that has taken place, mosquitoes take almost 2.7 million lives every year.

Mosquitoes fight off malaria parasites at various stages of development: Research
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Mosquitoes fight off malaria parasites at various stages of development: Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were around 219 million cases of malaria in 2017,

Malaria cases brought down in Odisha using the eradication programme: Report
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Malaria cases brought down in Odisha using the eradication programme: Report

In 2010, malaria services were intensified and expanded with the involvement of ASHAs.

280 dengue cases recorded in Delhi in past week; authorities find mosquito breeding in over 2 lakh households
India

280 dengue cases recorded in Delhi in past week; authorities find mosquito breeding in over 2 lakh households

According to the report, there has been one death due to dengue this year till 10 November. At least 1,114 cases were reported in October alone in Delhi.

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: 120 people test positive for virus; govt continues door-to-door screening, awareness programme
India

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: 120 people test positive for virus; govt continues door-to-door screening, awareness programme

The Zika virus disease, a mosquito-borne viral infection is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.

Proteins used by Encephalitis-causing virus to enter brain cells identified
science

Proteins used by Encephalitis-causing virus to enter brain cells identified

JE infection occurs when viral attachment proteins interact with cellular membrane proteins of host cells.

Trial with sterilised mosquito slashes dengue-spreading population by 80 percent
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Trial with sterilised mosquito slashes dengue-spreading population by 80 percent

The insects were infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which renders them sterile.

New vaccine for malaria works on mice but could take years to develop for human use
News & Analysis

New vaccine for malaria works on mice but could take years to develop for human use

Malaria parasite, though a tiny single-celled organism, has highly complex life cycle. It has 15 different stages and they occur in different cellular environments.

Twitter bans Japanese man for posting a photo of a mosquito he killed
News & Analysis

Twitter bans Japanese man for posting a photo of a mosquito he killed

Twitter has rolled out a number of new measures to curb online abuse and harassment on its platform.

Tech companies are using smart traps and robots to tackle the menace of mosquitoes
News & Analysis

Tech companies are using smart traps and robots to tackle the menace of mosquitoes

Technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes to halt the spread mosquito-borne maladies worldwide.

Sri Lanka deploys soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as dengue claims 215 lives
World

Sri Lanka deploys soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as dengue claims 215 lives

Sri Lanka deployed soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as they battle the spread of dengue that has killed a record 215 people, officials said.

Fever kills over 100 in Kerala: Years of neglect, poor waste disposal has made state vulnerable to epidemic
India

Fever kills over 100 in Kerala: Years of neglect, poor waste disposal has made state vulnerable to epidemic

Years of neglect seems to have pushed Kerala towards a major fever epidemic with over 2 lakh people affected by it since the onset of monsoon this and over a hundred lost their lives till 15 June

Project Premonition by Microsoft is recruiting mosquitoes as field biologists to predict disease outbreaks
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Project Premonition by Microsoft is recruiting mosquitoes as field biologists to predict disease outbreaks

Microsoft's Project Premonition to predict the outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Ebola, Chikungunya and MERS.

Singapore encouraging residents to use insect repellent to battle Zika after infections rise
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Singapore encouraging residents to use insect repellent to battle Zika after infections rise

Singapore is encouraging residents to use insect repellent, clear blockages in drains and wear long-sleeved clothing to protect themselves from mosquitoes as the number of Zika infections rose to 151 in this city state.

How the humble mosquito makes ordinary people millionaires
Life

How the humble mosquito makes ordinary people millionaires

If the mosquito disappears, the economy of entire countries will be ruined, Wall Street stocks will come crashing down, pharma companies will go bankrupt.

Microsoft is working on technology to fight mosquito-borne diseases
News & Analysis

Microsoft is working on technology to fight mosquito-borne diseases

Technology giant Microsoft recently launched a prototype trap for detecting mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue and Zika, says a report.