Oct. 25: The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, on Sunday asked officials to launch a special drive to bring epidemics under control.
According to a Chief Minister

Oct. 25: Hyderabad district has 125 dengue cases, 62 of them confirmed, with one death.
In Ranga Reddy district, 28 cases of dengue have been reported. Though many suspected cases of chikungunya have also been reported, only one has been confirmed in Hyderabad.

The United States and Europe face a new health threat from a mosquito-borne disease far more unpleasant than the West Nile virus that swept into North America a decade ago, a U.S. expert said on Friday.

Health officials are hoping continuation of the dry spell that would help them in bringing down cases of chikungunya caused by the aedes mosquitoes breeding of which have been facilitated by intermittent rains.

Sept. 8: After the swine flu havoc, cases of cholera, jaundice, malaria and dengue are on the rise. A confirmed case of chikungunya has also been reported in the city.
In all, 72 cases of cholera have been recorded in the city till September 7 compared to 64 in 2008 and 36 in 2007. Likewise, 45 cases of jaundice and 16 cases of dengue have also been reported.

While mosquitoes are creating havoc in Bangalore spreading dreaded dengue and chikungunya diseases, the BBMP has shown on records that a whopping Rs 15 crore has been spent to control mosquito menace in the last four years.

In an attempt to prevent Aedes mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, a new technology developed by the Oxford University will be lab-tested in the country to check the breeding of the vectors following a green signal from the Union Government.

Deepal Trivedi, Ahmedabad
July 19: Oxford University is all set to lab-test its technology in India to check breeding of vectors and thereby prevent mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya in the country.

As many as 1,028 cases of chikungunya and 402 dengue cases have been reported in the State since January 1 this year.

While Bangalore urban has registered highest number of 298 chikungunya cases, Dharwad district tops the list of number of dengue cases.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are common vectors for dengue virus and chikungunya virus. In areas where both viruses cocirculate, they can be transmitted together. During a dengue outbreak in Delhi in 2006, 17 of 69 serum samples were positive for chikungunya virus by reverse transcription