MOSQUITOES

  • Mosquitoes evolved from harmless animal-biting insects into deadly vectors of human disease due to their love for human body odour! November 13, 2014

    New York: One reason why mosquitoes transitioned from harmless animal-biting insects into deadly vectors of human disease was their love for human body odour, says a new research. "They have acquired a love for human body odour and that is a key step in specialising on us. It was a really...
  • 36 per cent increase in Delhi's dengue cases; total reaches 75 September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 75 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year with an increase of 36 per cent noted over the last one week, as per a report. A total of 55 cases were reported in Delhi till September 13, the report...
  • Clean up India: Homes flooded with drain water August 14, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNNIBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. CNNIBN brings to you the real picture of the streets of Hyderabad. Filthy roads and stinking locality is the harsh reality. Children are falling sick because there are a lot of mosquitoes. Roads...
  • An Android app that turns your phone into a mosquito repellent July 25, 2014

    Washington: Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. Called "Mosquito Repellent", it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high frequency sounds that mosquitoes hate. You can also track the amount of bugs in your area and view maps where they...
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria June 11, 2014

    London: Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. Researchers from Imperial College London have tested a new genetic method that distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the main transmitters of the malaria parasite, so that...
  • Narendra Modi 'congratulates' mosquitoes for daring to bite Rahul November 18, 2013

    In a remark that is likely to trigger another war of words between BJP and Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the mosquitoes of Bundelkhand region for daring to bite Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi. Addressing an election rally in Sagar, Modi, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, said, "I want...
  • Delhi: Dengue claims 7 lives in 3 days, over 400 cases reported October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: There has been a rise in dengue cases in the national capital in the past one week. Seven people have died while 430 cases have been reported in the past three days alone according to the MCD. The total number now stands at a whopping 2,557 cases. "It's a...
  • Odisha confirms 93 new dengue cases September 4, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: At least 93 new dengue cases were reported Tuesday in Odisha, taking the total number of affected people to 2,593 since June, an official said. The menace shows no signs of abetting with government hospitals in many parts of the state receiving scores of patients every day, a state health...
  • Encephalitis claims 7 more lives in Gorakhpur, toll rises to 160 August 22, 2013

    Seven persons have died due to encephalitis at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, taking the death toll due to the disease this year to 160. While five of the victims were from Gorakhpur, one was from Maharajganj and another from adjoining Bihar, health officials said on Thursday. Thirteen persons suffering...
  • Watch: A fabric that repels mosquitoes? May 28, 2013

    In Egypt, a scientist claims to have made a fabric that repels mosquitoes. CNN's Reza Sayah with this story from Cairo. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is like Rakhi Sawant: Digvijaya Singh November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has done it again. On Sunday, the senior politician compared India Against Corruption (IAC) activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal to Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant saying that they both tried to expose "but with no substance". "Arvind Kejriwal is like Rakhi Sawant. They both try and...
  • 'Politicians, cricketers on black money list' November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A former Swiss bank employee has claimed that several politicians, cricketers and internationally wellknown people have black money in the Swiss banks. Rudolf Elmer, who gave WikiLeaks the black money list told CNNIBN that he did not sell any data to the Indian government. Speaking via Skype, Elmer...
  • I am a dengue mosquito, says Arvind Kejriwal November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was a dengue mosquito and would bite the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kejriwal said this while responding to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that Kejriwal's attack was just a mosquito bite that causes minor...
  • FTN: Is dengue becoming an epidemic? November 1, 2012

    There have been 17,000 cases of dengue this year alone. At the moment dengue is spreading unchecked in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. ...
  • After Mumbai, Pune coping with dengue, flu cases October 27, 2012

    Pune: With a surge in Swine flu deaths in recent months, the health scenario in Pune is further compounded with the spread of dengue cases leading to a faceoff between city fathers and civic administration. Concerns are being expressed over about 300 dengue cases reported in the city during the...
  • BMC seeks report on Yash Chopra's death due to dengue October 23, 2012

    After filmmaker Yash Chopra's death put the focus on dengue in Mumbai, the BMC has asked Lilavati Hospital for a report on Chopra's death. The BMC says this would help in identifying measures to counter outbreak of dengue. The BMC also says they had found mosquitoes breeding at the offices...
  • Cabinet to discuss encephalitis prevention measures October 11, 2012

    Gorakhpur: Over 400 children died in 2012 due to the encephalitis epidemic in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Finally, the government is waking up to the crisis. The Cabinet will meet on Thursday morning and the agenda will be implementation of prevention and control of the disease. There are major challenges for...
  • Scientists crack secret of mosquito's immunity October 5, 2012

    Sydney: Scientists have cracked the code of how mosquitoes develop immunity to virus, potentially opening the way to better vaccines for diseases such as dengue. A team from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Lab, in Geelong, has shown Vago, a protein previously identified in fruit flies, is...
  • Older drug Chloroquine found effective against malaria October 3, 2012

    Copenhagen: Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of the most widespread scourges in the world. Scientists and doctors fear that the malaria parasite will develop resistance to the current frontline treatment against malaria: Artemisininbased Combination Therapies (ACTs). Resistance (to drugs) monitoring at...
  • Chennai Corpn declares war on mosquitoes ahead of rains September 11, 2012

    Chennai: With the rainy season around the corner, the Chennai Corporation is gearing up to deal with its annual mosquito challenge. The civic body is taking steps to ensure the winged menace is kept under check, to prevent an outbreak of malaria and dengue during the rains. Apart from regular...
  • Kolkata faces dengue outbreak, govt apathetic September 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Kolkata is reeling under its worst bout of dengue this monsoon season. Two patients have succumbed in the past fortnight and government and private hospitals are flooded with dengue patients. However, despite recurrence of dengue outbreak in the recent past, the state Health Department is illequipped to contain the...
  • Dengue spreading in Kolkata, over 1000 afflicted September 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Dengue has afflicted 269 more persons in the metropolis in the past 24 hours, official reports said on Saturday. Apart from Kolkata, other districts hit by the vectorborne disease are North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Nadia districts, the reports said. The website of the health department said that...
  • Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue July 9, 2012

    Brasilia: Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, of which over 430,000 cases have been registered this year nationwide. The socalled "mosquito factory" was built at a cost of 1.7 million reais...
  • Bangalore records 3 dengue deaths June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: As Bangalore gears up for monsoons, hospitals in the city have recorded three deaths due to dengue. A BBMP health officer confirmed to Express that as many as 15 cases have been reported so far and as the rainfall increases, the number of cases will shoot up. The BBMP...
  • Antidengue drive starts in Chennai May 25, 2012

    CHENNAI : The city was brought under the blanket cover of an intensified antidengue fogging drive on Thursday, following a dengue outbreak in the southern districts of the State. Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy launched the drive by the Chennai Corporation at Varadharajapettai in Egmore.According to a health officer with Chennai...
  • Tamil Nadu: 8 die of dengue in Nellai May 9, 2012

    TIRUNELVELI: Deputy Director of Health Services Meera Mohideen said eight persons have died of dengue in the district so far. He said the deaths occurred at Kadayanallur, Vadakarai, Tenkasi, Sundarapandiapuram, Surandai, Pavoorchatram, V K Puthur and Muthaliarpatti. The health department had initiated measures like antilarva activities, adult mosquito control and...
  • Rains gone, but mosquito menace continues November 10, 2011

    CHENNAI: While the City Corporation has been hailed by the city residents for its swift action in removing heavy waterlogging from different areas after the recent rains, it has been at the receiving end for miserably failing to check the mosquito menace that has been affecting the city during the...
  • Dengue and malaria hit Gujarat, Hyderabad October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: It is that time of the year when dengue and malaria cases are at its peak. The worst hit this time have been Gujarat and Hyderabad. Mosquito maladies malaria and dengue have hit Ahmedabad with 9,392 cases of malaria reported, against more than 5,900 cases from last year. There...
  • Many malaria nations on course to end disease: WHO October 18, 2011

    Seattle: Nearly a third of all malaria affected countries are on course to eliminate the mosquitoborne disease over the next 10 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. In a progress report published by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership at the start of an international Malaria Forum conference...
  • Delhi: MCD fines JNU for breeding mosquitoes July 27, 2011

    New Delhi: It's the season when academics take precedence, new chapters begin and lessons are learnt. But it seems some educational institutions have failed to do the latter. Because, with the onset of monsoons have arrived vectorborne diseases like malaria, dengue etc. On Monday, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)...