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Anaemia can lead to cause of dengue

Study says anaemia may contribute to the spread of dengue.

17 Sep 2019 9:43 AM

1 in 7 children of Zika-infected mothers have problems

Study focused on children of women in Puerto Rico, other territories, where most cases were seen when disease swept across Americas.

08 Aug 2018 9:44 AM

Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika

Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.

16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM

Here’s what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on foetuses

Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.

06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM

Nipah is deadly, stay alert

To dismiss it as a local phenomenon, as officials with an eye on Kerala tourism termed it, is dangerous.

25 May 2018 2:19 AM


Global pandemic unstoppable, warn experts at Davos summit

Experts say pandemic will happen due to international travel as world marks 100 years of Spanish flu that killed 50 million.

27 Jan 2018 4:01 PM

US study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder

In pregnant women, the virus infects fetal brain cells, resulting in the birth defect known as microcephaly.

14 Dec 2017 11:58 AM

Bug tracker: How to outsmart mosquitoes with your smartphone

The latest buzz is that you can record the sound of mosquito wing flaps on your cellphone and identify the species.

10 Dec 2017 2:45 AM

Small bite that carries a big threat

The patient’s immune system and immune response also have a major impact on disease.

26 Nov 2017 2:55 AM

Now Zika virus can be fought using anti-malaria drug

Medication, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive.

18 Nov 2017 8:18 AM


How Zika virus infects developing brain decoded

Zika virus can infect these early microglia, sneaking into the brain where they transmit the virus to other brain cells.

29 Oct 2017 12:32 PM

Zika vaccine made from genome shows promise in early human trial

Unlike conventional vaccines, it is made by reproducing sections of virus genome in lab.

06 Oct 2017 7:55 AM

Mutation in Zika virus in 2013 led to birth defects, study finds

The mutation in one of its structural proteins, called pRM, is believed to have arisen prior to the 2013 outbreak in French Polynesia.

29 Sep 2017 8:11 AM

Rapid low-cost test for Zika, dengue developed

The test can tell Zika from dengue, and also can distinguish among four different strains of dengue.

28 Sep 2017 1:14 PM

Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified: Study

An antibody that protects from dengue virus is also effective against Zika, a study has found.

26 Sep 2017 5:50 PM


Brain cancer can be fought with Zika virus, says study

Research shows that the virus specifically takes aim at brain cancer stem cells, the kind that tend to survive chemotherapy and spread.

06 Sep 2017 8:51 AM

Zika infection may not spread by kissing, sharing spoon

Zika virus is transmitted to people, primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.

03 Aug 2017 4:39 PM

New Zika vaccine may protect unborn baby from birth defects

Experimental drug administered during pregnancy may protect foetus from disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.

15 Jul 2017 11:31 AM

Malaria medicine may help keep Zika at bay

Researchers infected human placental cells with Zika virus. They found that exposure to the virus activated genes related to autophagy.

11 Jul 2017 8:42 PM

New Zika virus inhibitor identified

The compound is a small molecule that inhibits the Zika virus protease and blocks viral propagation in human cells

17 May 2017 11:00 AM