Dengue

News:Delhi government has said that the government’s campaign to get people to invest 10 minutes every week to stop dengue mosquitoes from breeding has led to just 356 cases of Dengue compared to 650 in 2018. Facts: About Dengue: According to the World Health Organisation, Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of… Continue reading Dengue

Bangladesh considers ‘mosquito fights mosquito technique’ for Dengue Control

Bangladesh is studying the feasibility of applying Sterile Insect Technique(SIT) to control the dengue outbreak.  For this,a team of experts from WHO-FAO and IAEA has arrived in Bangladesh to discuss the feasibility of this technique. The sterile insect technique is an environmentally-friendly insect pest control method. Under this,radiation sterilised male mosquitoes are released in areas… Continue reading Bangladesh considers ‘mosquito fights mosquito technique’ for Dengue Control

In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed a strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito into which Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, is introduced. The mosquito variant has been named the Puducherry strain. It was developed by ICMR in collaboration with World Mosquito Program of Monash University, Australia. Wolbachia bacteria is introduced into male and… Continue reading In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria

Why US has cleared dengue vaccine with conditions,where India stands

Recently,Sanofi Pasteur’s dengvaxia vaccine has been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration(FDA).It is the first dengue vaccine to get the regulatory nod in the US.But US FDA has said that it can be used only by those who have a previous history of the disease particularly in dengue-endemic areas Dengvaxia is a live,attenuated… Continue reading Why US has cleared dengue vaccine with conditions,where India stands

HEALTH ADVISORY : Protecting yourself from Dengue and other Mosquito borne diseases

Dear Friends, This is to inform you about the rise in number of Dengue and Chikungunya cases in New Delhi and other areas. Every year a large number of ForumIAS aspirants fall sick, compromising on their health, life, preparation, score , ranks and service. Hence, this is to inform and warn you. Please follow the… Continue reading HEALTH ADVISORY : Protecting yourself from Dengue and other Mosquito borne diseases