Tag: dengue

Miraculous bacteria reduces dengue cases by 77%

June 10, 2021

Using mosquitoes infected with a “miraculous” bacteria that reduces the insect’s ability to spread dengue, researchers in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, have managed to cut down dengue cases by an impressive 77% in part of the city. The groundbreaking technique is to be adopted across the whole city and surrounding areas in the hopes of eradicating […]

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Scientists create genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to dengue

January 13, 2017

Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals in the world and one of the biggest killers of the human race as they are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, malaria and dengue fever. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, more than 50% of the world’s population is […]

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Weekly clean-ups encouraged

July 18, 2012

MALAYSIA – Ten minutes a week – that’s enough time to spruce up one’s surroundings to prevent the dengue menace from spreading. Health Director-General Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman lamented that while the people are “very aware” of the dangers posed by Aedes mosquitoes, they do not regularly clean up their homes and surrounding […]

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Fishy solution to Fight off Dengue

June 18, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Government officials have joined a campaign hosted by the Association of Southeast Asia (ASEAN) to fight the spread of mosquitoes that cause dengue or hemmorhagic fever. Health and social workers are urging residents to send text messages through their mobile phones to alert health centres nationwide about people suspected of having dengue. Said […]

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TMOF Pill Starves Mosquito Larvae to Death

June 11, 2012

MALAYSIA – Biotechnology company, EntoGenex introduces a “diet pill” that can help fight off dengue. The pill contains a protein called Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor (TMOF) that shuts down mosquito larvae digestive system, starving them to death before they can grow and spread dengue. “The pill has 100% success rate against all larvae species within […]

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Dengue Virus turns mosquitoes hungrier

April 5, 2012

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that infection with dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that makes them hungrier and better feeders, and therefore possibly more likely to spread the disease to humans.Published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, the results showed that dengue virus infection of the mosquito’s […]

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