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Rodents, insects, cats are 'exotic' intruders, cost the economy $26.8 billion per year
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Rodents, insects, cats are 'exotic' intruders, cost the economy $26.8 billion per year

IPBES said invasive species are among the top five culprits of environmental destruction worldwide.

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.

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.

COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide
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COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide

The WHO says 2019 was the worst year on record for dengue cases, with every region affected, some countries were hit for the first time.

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.

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.

Alarming rise in mosquito-borne diseases will be one of the worst impacts of global warming, climate change
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Alarming rise in mosquito-borne diseases will be one of the worst impacts of global warming, climate change

A changing climate is moving the comfort zone for many animals, including disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Japanese Encephalitis claims six lives in Assam’s Jorhat, ten others undergoing treatment
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Japanese Encephalitis claims six lives in Assam’s Jorhat, ten others undergoing treatment

At least six persons have died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) during the last fortnight in Assam's Jorhat district

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans
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From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans

From avian vomitologists, langur kidnappers and gross stunt testers, there is more than one strange job in the world which involves wild animals.

After West Nile Fever claims one life, samples of mosquitoes, dead crows sent to NIV Alappuzha to ascertain virus’ source
India

After West Nile Fever claims one life, samples of mosquitoes, dead crows sent to NIV Alappuzha to ascertain virus’ source

Samples of mosquitoes and dead crows have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha to find the source of the West Nile Virus which claimed the life of a six-year-old boy in Kerala

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Genetic modification a solution to mosquito menace? Labs are buzzing
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Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Genetic modification a solution to mosquito menace? Labs are buzzing

Amid the Zika outbreak in Rajasthan, scientists are looking at genetic modification as a probable solution as mosquitoes have developed resistance to the standard ways of extermination.

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Govt's delayed response, lack of learning from previous epidemics aggravating situation
India

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Govt's delayed response, lack of learning from previous epidemics aggravating situation

Several city-based hospitals, and the Department of Medical, Health, and Family Welfare are on high alert as the Zika virus spreads through Rajasthan.

Number of Zika cases in Rajasthan rises to 55; fogging, anti-larvae activities on to prevent spread of virus
India

Number of Zika cases in Rajasthan rises to 55; fogging, anti-larvae activities on to prevent spread of virus

More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, taking the total number of infected people to 55.

At least 10 people died of dengue in New Delhi last year: MCD report
India

At least 10 people died of dengue in New Delhi last year: MCD report

At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, a municipal report released said on Tuesday, updating an earlier death toll of four.

Mosquito species have various preferences; knowing them can help us protect ourselves better
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Mosquito species have various preferences; knowing them can help us protect ourselves better

The most important animal in your life, no matter where you are, is the mosquito. Therefore, you should know the facts about it. Separating fact from fancy can help us better protect ourselves.

Sprinkling cow-dung water in our homes can keep dengue-causing mosquitoes away, says Tamil Nadu minister
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Sprinkling cow-dung water in our homes can keep dengue-causing mosquitoes away, says Tamil Nadu minister

Participating in a door to-door campaign to create awareness about dengue in the city on Friday, Raju asked the people to sprinkle cow-dung mixed water in their front courtyards to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

Scientists in US to produce sterile machine-raised mosquitoes to reduce spread of diseases
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Scientists in US to produce sterile machine-raised mosquitoes to reduce spread of diseases

Alphabet Inc. and scientists in the US have teamed up to release 20 million machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink the numbers of the disease-carrying ones.

UP health department to observe every Sunday as 'anti-mosquito dry day'
India

UP health department to observe every Sunday as 'anti-mosquito dry day'

In a bid to spread awareness about mosquito-borne diseases, the Uttar Pradesh health department will observe every Sunday as 'anti-mosquito dry day'.

Zika's deadly, mutated avatar is likely to hit India in the future; country needs to be prepared
India

Zika's deadly, mutated avatar is likely to hit India in the future; country needs to be prepared

One of India’s most experienced virologists believes that it is a matter of time before India faces zika's mutated avatar.