Tag : Dengue


Health/Nutrition  23 February '17

New Vaccine Undergoes Tests For Zika Protection, Prevention Of Malaria, West Nile And Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Experts at the National Institutes of Health are testing the vaccine that will hopefully curb diseases from mosquito bites.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  29 September '16

Tracking & Detection Of Zika Virus Outbreaks & Symptoms Made Easy By Smartphone App Kidenga

A new smartphone app that helps track and detect Zika virus outbreaks and symptoms has been developed in the University of Arizona. The app is "a community-based disease detection system" that is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Protesters Demonstrate During The Republican National Convention

Medicine  10 September '16

Zika Virus In Florida: Miami Beach Completes Insecticide Spraying Against Mosquitoes After Public Protests

The predawn spraying of the insecticide naled against Zika-carrying Aedes mosquitoes was carried out on Friday morning by small planes. Officials are also spraying pesticide and larvicide on the ground in areas where mosquito populations flock.

Zika Virus Spreads In Singapore And Neighbouring Countries

Body  6 September '16

Zika Virus In Singapore: More Than 250 Confirmed Cases; Virus Is ‘No Longer Contained’ In Cluster Areas

Singapore currently has 258 confirmed Zika cases. The majority of those infected in the city-state are living around the adjacent suburbs of Aljunied and Paya Lebar.

Zika Virus Can Be  Big Problem But Is Not YET the Biggest One

Health/Nutrition  19 July '16

How Big Is Zika in the List of World Health Problems

There are other world problems such as sex, HIV, poverty and others. Where is Zika on the list?

National Primate Research Centers Study Zika Virus

Medicine  7 July '16

Potential Zika Virus Vaccine: French Pharma Firm & US Army Has Come Up With The Most Advanced In Development To Combat The Virus

Sanofi and WRAIR's Zika virus vaccine is considered as one of the most developmentally advanced vaccine of its kind after it produced positive results in mice. Human testing could begin as early as October 2016.

World's Largest Mosquito Factory Aims To Prevent Zika

Body  6 July '16

Mosquito Bites More Common In Pregnant Women, Alcoholics, and Physically Active People

Four types of people are more susceptible to mosquito bites. That includes pregnant women, people with Type O blood, alcoholics and individuals who are physically active.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Berlin Hit By Measles Outbreak

Medicine  16 May '16

Researchers Developing A Single Molecule Said To Protect People Better From Viruses Than Vaccines

A single molecule treatment is being developed by researchers. The treatment can potentially be better than vaccines when it comes to protecting people from contagious diseases.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health  25 April '16

Zika Virus Prevention Update: Billboards That Kill Mosquitoes Installed In Brazil

Here's an innovative way to kill more mosquitoes and prevent Zika spread.

Man Lies Injured 1,000 Meters Underground

Health/Nutrition  15 March '16

Five Worst Hazards When Going on a Vacation

While going on a vacation, individuals should also be aware od the health hazards they can encounter during their travel.

Brazilian Fabiana Alves holds her newbor

Health/Nutrition  29 December '15

Zika Virus Poses A Serious Threat Brazil’s Newborns; Virus Has Already Reached The United States

A new disease, the Zika virus, has spread in Brazil and has affected a large number of newborns causing microcephaly among other conditions.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Health/Nutrition  28 December '15

Sanofi Pasteur Developed Dengvaxia: The First Vaccine For The Prevention Of Dengue

A new vaccine is developed by Sanofi Pasteur for the prevention of the fastest growing mosquito-borne disease all over the world.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Health/Nutrition  11 December '15

Dengvaxia, World's First Dengue Vaccine, Gets Mexican Approval -- What You Need To Know

The first vaccine for dengue has been approved in Mexico. The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, is produced by global healthcare leader Sanofi and has been tested on 29,000 patients all over the world, Al Jazeera reports.

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