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

Anti-parasitic drug can kill the growth of coronavirus in cells within 48 hours finds new study
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Anti-parasitic drug can kill the growth of coronavirus in cells within 48 hours finds new study

Ivermectin has shown to be effective in-vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus.

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.

Mosquitos can't get enough of human sweat, now scientists know why
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Mosquitos can't get enough of human sweat, now scientists know why

Scientists discover the olfactory Ionotropic receptor 8a that allow mosquitoes to hone in on human's odor.

Scientists create molecular 'baits' for trapping virus' known to infect humans
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Scientists create molecular 'baits' for trapping virus' known to infect humans

During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic.

Indian researchers find antimalarial drug that may be repurposed to treat Zika
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Indian researchers find antimalarial drug that may be repurposed to treat Zika

Zika gets transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti.

Year in review: India’s biggest achievements in the fields of science and medicine
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Year in review: India’s biggest achievements in the fields of science and medicine

India made headlines in fields ranging from nanotechnology to space weather during the year.

Zika outbreak: Rajasthan govt slams US CDC alert advising pregnant women against visiting state, says situation 'under control'
India

Zika outbreak: Rajasthan govt slams US CDC alert advising pregnant women against visiting state, says situation 'under control'

The Rajasthan government Thursday challenged the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alert advising pregnant women against travelling to the state due to the outbreak of Zika, the mosquito-borne disease

Zika virus: US agency advises pregnant women not to travel to Rajasthan, likely to affect tourism in state
India

Zika virus: US agency advises pregnant women not to travel to Rajasthan, likely to affect tourism in state

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to Rajasthan and surrounding states due to an outbreak of the Zika virus.

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

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: 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.

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.

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Jaipur Municipal Corporation under scanner as doctors point out delay in fogging
India

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Jaipur Municipal Corporation under scanner as doctors point out delay in fogging

One of the root causes for the outbreak of the Zika virus in Rajasthan has been identified as lack of fogging to prevent mosquito breeding.

Zika virus in Rajasthan: 60 of 72 patients cured; 68 houses found to be mosquito breeding grounds fined
India

Zika virus in Rajasthan: 60 of 72 patients cured; 68 houses found to be mosquito breeding grounds fined

Since the first Zika virus case was detected in Rajasthan, over 280 teams of the health department have been conducting surveys in the affected areas of the state.

Zika virus in Rajasthan: Total number of cases rises to 61, those infected include 11 pregnant women
India

Zika virus in Rajasthan: Total number of cases rises to 61, those infected include 11 pregnant women

The Centre will review the outbreak of Zika in the capital city of Rajasthan on Monday, a source in the health ministry said.

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.

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

New vaccine shows promise against Zika virus in mice, clinical trials awaited
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New vaccine shows promise against Zika virus in mice, clinical trials awaited

It is particularly promising since it triggered an immune response with just a single dose