Cases of chikungunya and dengue-like viral diseases have made a comeback in the city, despite the onset of winter.

The world is rapidly becoming urban with the global population living in cities projected to double by 2050. This increase in urbanization poses new challenges for the spread and control of communicable diseases such as malaria. In particular, urban environments create highly heterogeneous socio-economic and environmental conditions that can affect the transmission of vector-borne diseases dependent on human water storage and waste water management.

The transmission of the arboviral agents of dengue, yellow fever, Chikungunya, and Zika by Aedes mosquitoes represents expanding threats to global health. At the 69th World Health Assembly, the WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared that the spread of the Zika virus was "the result of the abandon of mosquito control" by governments since the 1970s and urged Member States to mobilize more efforts and resources to prevent further spread of the diseases.

The objective of the study was to examine the diagnostic performance of real-time reverse transcription (RT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for Zika virus detection.

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Number of chikungunya cases continued to fall in the national capital, with the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease reaching to 11,915 this season.

AHMEDABAD: Even as the mean temperature in the city continues to dip, the city got no respite from vector-borne diseases.

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