Mosquito-borne disease

Gambusia Fish Released in Andhra Pradesh’s Water Bodies

The Andhra Pradesh government has recently taken a unique approach to combat mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue by releasing Gambusia fish, commonly known as mosquitofish, into the state’s water bodies. While this method has been implemented with good intentions, ..



Live Chikungunya Vaccine

A new study published in The Lancet highlights the promising results of a Phase III clinical trial for a live chikungunya vaccine. The vaccine aims to protect individuals from the debilitating mosquito-borne disease that has spread across various regions.   ..



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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..