Mosquito Current Affairs, GK & News

What is West Nile virus?

Russia issued a warning about the possibility of rise in cases of West Nile Virus  infections this autumn because mild temperatures and heavy precipitation are the favourable circumstances for mosquitos carrying the virus. Highlights More than 80% of West Nile fever cases are registered in the southwest Russia. According to the reports, human cases of ..

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Barn swallows’ role mosquito control

Barn swallow is a bird belonging to the sparrow family called Passerines. They are known for ‘wintering’ in India. Wintering is when they migrate to more tropical areas from their traditional breeding grounds during the colder winter months. They usually arrive in the southern states by August. They are noted for being air borne insectivores. ..

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UP launches Filaria Campaign

The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched a three-day campaign against Filaria as GoI has set a target of eradicating Filaria completely by 2021. The campaign began on November 25, 2019 and is to run till December 10, 2019. Highlights The campaign will cover 47 districts and will aim at eradicating Filaria from Uttar Pradesh. The ..

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Delhi government launchs “champions campaign” to fight against Dengue

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has recently launched “champions campaign” in the National Capital in a fight against dengue. He urged people to encourage their friends to inspect their homes to check their homes for mosquito larvae & to clean stagnant water.   The campaign visualizes that citizens should promptly reach out to ..

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

The disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has caused more than three deaths in the United States of America. The Department of Health has issued advisories to the people. What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern Equine Encephalitis caused by EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis). The EEE virus infection can result in ..

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