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Kenya launches Malaria Vaccination Drive

Kenya has started administering doses of the worlds only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya is the third African country after Ghana and Malawai to introduce the vaccine. The aim of the vaccination drive is to reach about 360,000 children per year across the three countries and about 120,000 ..

Odisha aims to become India’s First Malaria-Free State

The State of Odisha which had a distinction of accounting about 40 per cent of malaria cases in the country is now working to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease altogether over the next five years. Malaria Malaria is a contagious disease caused by plasmodium parasites. The disease is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected ..

HDFC ERGO launches Mosquito Disease Protection Policy

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has recently launched the ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue ..

2018 World Malaria Day (WMD)

The World Malaria Day (WMD) is observed every year on April 25 to recognize global efforts to control malaria, which affects and claims millions of lives annually. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. According to the World Malaria Report 2017 released by World ..

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, ..

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 ..