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

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.

Five vector-borne diseases to watch out for in India
Health

Five vector-borne diseases to watch out for in India

Globally, 17% of infectious diseases are spread by vectors - animals that form a bridge between humans and infectious microorganisms to transmit disease.

Brain activity like that of humans found in lab-grown 'mini brains' study
science

Brain activity like that of humans found in lab-grown 'mini brains' study

This is the first time 'cerebral organoids' made from adult stem cells have shown brain activity.

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

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.

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 cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan as nine new cases confirmed in Jaipur; govt making efforts to contain mosquito larvae
India

Zika cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan as nine new cases confirmed in Jaipur; govt making efforts to contain mosquito larvae

The first positive case of Zika virus in Jaipur was reported on 21 September which alerted the authorities both at the state and the centre.

Centre, states prepared to adopt preventive measures to check H1N1 flu and Zika outbreak, says JP Nadda
India

Centre, states prepared to adopt preventive measures to check H1N1 flu and Zika outbreak, says JP Nadda

JP Nadda r further stated that he will hold a press conference with all the vulnerable states on Wednesday.

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.

Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar calls allegations 'fabricated and baseless', Zika virus toll reaches 60; top stories of the day
India

Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar calls allegations 'fabricated and baseless', Zika virus toll reaches 60; top stories of the day

Union minister MJ Akbar terms allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing", Zika virus toll reaches 60 in Rajasthan; and other top stories of the day

Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar returns to India; 55 cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan; today's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar returns to India; 55 cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan; today's top stories

MJ Akbar to return to India amid levelling of sexual harassment allegations against him; Zika virus outbreaks in Rajasthan and other top stories of the day

Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan: 29 people test positive for disease in Jaipur; health ministry says 'everything under control'
India

Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan: 29 people test positive for disease in Jaipur; health ministry says 'everything under control'

The Health Ministry on Tuesday appealed to people not to panic and assured them that the Zika outbreak was under control after 29 people were tested positive for the disease in Rajasthan's Jaipur.

Exposure to Zika virus before birth could cause health issues in babies: Report
science

Exposure to Zika virus before birth could cause health issues in babies: Report

About 14 percent of 1,450 infants had one or more health problems possibly caused by Zika.

Scientists in India investigate how zika virus causes microcephaly in infants
science

Scientists in India investigate how zika virus causes microcephaly in infants

Researchers at NBRC carried out investigations to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms.

Proteins protecting mothers from Zika virus are harmful to placenta, foetal growth, says Yale University study
World

Proteins protecting mothers from Zika virus are harmful to placenta, foetal growth, says Yale University study

Proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika virus, and help pregnant women fight the infection, can harm the placenta and foetal growth, a study has found.

US health regulator approves new test for detecting Zika virus in donated blood
World

US health regulator approves new test for detecting Zika virus in donated blood

The data collected from this testing, and from additional studies performed by the manufacturer, demonstrated that the cobas Zika test is an effective test to screen blood donors for Zika virus infection.

Zika virus may be harnessed to fight most common form of brain cancer, say researchers
Life

Zika virus may be harnessed to fight most common form of brain cancer, say researchers

The Zika virus can wreak havoc on the brain of a developing fetus, but its destructive power may be harnessed to fight a form of adult brain cancer.