Dengue fever: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India to boost Dengue Vaccine Research under Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), which functions under Ministry of Science & Technology is supporting the research on dengue vaccine under the aegis of Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme (VAP) and the Vaccine Grand Challenge Programme (VGCP). All efforts are being taken to come out with a safe, efficacious and inexpensive dengue vaccine. For this purpose, ..

Squalamine: The Wonder Drug from Sharks

Squalamine is a Wonder drug from a compound found Shark Fishes. Its a strong naturally derived broad-spectrum antibiotic that is predominantly derived from the livers of dogfish and other shark species and can be helpful in Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis. As per a research team led by Michael Zasloff at Georgetown University , Ssqualamine, already ..

Bacteria Wolbachia to Prevent Dengue

Recently, the scientists in Australia have discovered an inexpensive and effectual way to avoid transmission of dengue fever. A simple bacterium called “Wolbachia” that only infects insects could prevent dengue in its tracks. Researchers infected mosquitoes, with bacterium that blocks development of the dengue virus. Resistant insects were then released and they successfully interbred with ..

List of Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria and Viruses

List of Human Disease Caused By Virus & Bacteria Disease Causing Agent Infection / Transmission AIDS Human T -cell Leukemia Virus HTLV-III blood and sperms , thru sexual contact homo or heterosexual) Ascariasis Ascaris lumbricoides raw vegetables infected with eggs Athletes’ Foot Trichophyton bad foot hygiene Bacillary Dysentery Shigella Dysenterie flies, food, faeces Botulism Clostridium botulinum ..