Mosquito: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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. ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Delhi government to launch a new initiative ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute – Har Ravivar, dengue par war’

From 1st September 2019, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to launched a mega 10-week anti-mosquito campaign against dengue and chikungunya that aims to increase the participation of residents in preventing their spread. The initiative titled ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute – Har Ravivar, dengue par war’. As part of the campaign, the ..

Algeria officially recognized as malaria-free in WHO African Region

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free countries, after no new cases of the deadly disease have been reported for at least 3 consecutive years. As per WHO, there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease. Algeria, where the malaria parasite was ..

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 ..

US researchers discover unique Mosquito scent

Researchers in the US have successfully conducted pathbreaking researches on mosquitoes by genetically modifying them to make humans less attractive to them. It is proclaimed that this will significantly reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases which have become deadly in recent times like dengue, malaria, Zika fever etc. It has been long known that female ..