The tiny rodents that most people link only to pestilence and crop destruction have fascinated Ishwar Prakash one of that rare breed: a rat expert in India for most of his life

To die, Warangal farmers have to no longer consume pesticides. A mere exposure is enough to kill them

It s time plague sheds its horror image

A fleeting reappearance of plague exposes India's lack of preparedness

The rash of leptospirosis cases in Mumbai during the current monsoon points towards the gradual breakdown of health services in burgeoning metropolises

A plague bacterium that has developed resistance to several antibiotics may pose a serious threat to human health

French researchers have identified the first case of bubonic plague resistant to antibiotics

Despite the progress in medical science, many old and new diseases seem to dodge us. Microbes which we bade farewell to, are raising their ugly heads again by hiding, mutating and then resurfacing

Ecological changes have favoured their growth. They cannot be decimated. Then how do you cope with this rodent problem, asks ANAMITRA CHOUDHURY