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Madhuri Dixit to endorse mosquito repellent brand

Madhuri Dixit to endorse mosquito repellent brand

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit has been named ambassador for pest control brand Mortein’s Insta range of liquid vapourisers with faster protection against dengue.”Every mother desires 100 per cent protection for her family from the growing number of life threatening diseases like dengue and malaria,” Madhuri said in a statement.“I am really glad to get an

87 Dengue,146 Chikungunya Cases found in Delhi Before ‘Season’ Starts

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding, in and out of homes, through regular monitoring.Nearly 150 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 9 of them being recorded this month,

Mosquito preference for humans or animals linked to genes

New York: Some mosquitoes are more likely to feed on cattle than on humans if they carry a specific chromosomal rearrangement in their genes, thus reducing their odds of transmitting the malaria parasite, a new study has found. The parasite causing the disease is carried by Anopheles mosquitoes species that transmit it to humans by

Brazilian scientists discover another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brasilia: Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015. The public Brazilian laboratory Fundacion Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) announced that researchers found the presence of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito infected by the Zika virus in three out of

Brazil sees ‘flower power’ as weapon against Zika-carrying mosquito

Rio de Janeiro: With global attention focused on the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the Zika virus, researchers in Brazil are pursuing a way to battle the insect with flower power. The project, led by Mario Alberto Cardoso da Silva Neto, a professor at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, centres on the idea of injecting