In spite of all efforts the district malaria department has utterly failed to control the disease. Comparing to last year the number of malaria patients has gone up this year. At the same time the Annual Parasite Index (API) has also increased. But the department claims that malaria is under control this year and only one patient died so far this year.

Nalini Ravichandran | ENS

The mystery fever that afflicted hundreds across Tamil Nadu has been reported to be a `mixed fever' -- chikungunya and dengue -- spread

Health dept figures show 1,250 cases of chikungunya, 500 cases of dengue and 600 cases of malaria in the last six months

Mumbai: Even as cases of chikungunya are on the rise in the city, doctors are puzzled over a new viral fever that mimics symptoms of chikungunya, measles and dengue. While several confirmed cases of chikungunya have been reported from private hospitals in South and Central Mumbai, there are more cases of this unknown fever.

An experimental vaccine provided 100% protection against the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in primates and mice, offering hope it will work for humans too, a new study found.

Shastry V. Mallady

MADURAI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will study fever cases with chikungunya symptoms reported in various districts of Tamil Nadu.

An expert group will be formed soon to find out the root cause of this fever, which results in joint pains and cripples the victims

CHENNAI: CPM Councillor Devi on Thursday alleged that the Chennai Corporation was deliberately hiding the prevalence of deadly mosquito- borne disease chikungunya in the city and suburbs.

Integrated vector control measures being taken: official

TIRUNELVELI: Hospitals in and around the twin towns of Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai are just overflowing with the patients suffering from the clinical symptoms of chikungunya.

Effective methods: S.S. Vasan, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford.

MADURAI: Two vector-borne diseases

Pune A city-based study on chikungunya virus in 2007 gains significance in the wake of 69 cases of chikungunya being reported from Pune and surrounding areas in October.

Oct. 26: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will release about one lakh Gambusia species of fish in all major water bodies including Hussain Sagar to end the mosquito menace.
The civic body is taking this step as all its other efforts to contain spread of mosquitoes failed.