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  • The World Health Organization is pleased to announce that the Global Arbovirus Initiative will be launched on March 31 at 13:00 CET. Dengue, Yellow fever, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses are all Arboviruses causing serious public health risks in tropical and sub-tropical ...
  • Fever is characterised by an elevation in the core body temperature of an individual, above the point which is generally regulated by the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for maintaining the body's temperature. The increase in temperature is mainly ...
  • Chikungunya is a vector-borne disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. The disease-causing virus, known as alphavirus, gets transmitted to humans through the mosquito bites and cause symptoms such as high-grade fever, joint pain, rashes, eye problems and many others. ...
  • Chikungunya virus is an arthropod-borne alphavirus, meaning an infection-causing group of viruses that get transmitted to people through the bite of infected arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, lice, mites and ticks. Chikungunya is a viral disease caused by Aedes mosquitoes and ...
  • World Mosquito Day is observed on 20 August every year to raise awareness about the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and how to prevent them. If we look at the WHO report on mosquito-based deaths worldwide annually, it would cross 500 million. ...
  • Dengue fever and chikungunya are two vector-borne diseases wherein the vector is any mosquito under the Aedes aegypti - although there are certain cases of chikungunya spread by the Aedes albopictus - which introduces viruses into the bloodstream. These diseases usually ...
  • The world might feel more afraid about the spread of Zika virus; but in India, it is chikungunya which has kept India on its toes. The vector-borne disease spreads its tentacles every monsoon, particularly in areas in and around New Delhi, ...
  • It has been over a week now and the national capital Delhi is reeling under the spate of chikungunya cases, so much so that it has turned fatal for a few as well. The most worrying fact is that currently there ...
  • Chikungunya is basically a viral infection which is transmitted by mosquitoes. There is no vaccination or treatment available yet to cure this disease. The treatment of chikungunya focusses on improving or alleviating the symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of ...
  • The rain has started to pour down in monsoon. So is the spread of epidemics and other calamities. Every year our nation is flooded with the new epidemics. The scary disease that takes many lives for a couple years during the ...
  • Research states that during pregnancy, women feel more uncomfortable than usual during monsoon. Here are some suggestions that can help you enjoy the bliss of monsoon with just a little extra care.<br /><br /> <strong>Choice of clothes </strong> Monsoon can make ...
  • 'Chickungunya'- The wildly pronounced disease of the current times. A chill of fear and alarm passes through one by the very mention of the disease. The disease is playing havoc on the public health causing unutterable suffering in the form of ...
 
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