The impact of insecticide resistance on insect-borne disease programs is difficult to quantify. The possibility of eliminating malaria in high-transmission settings is heavily dependent on effective vector control reducing disease transmission rates. Pyrethroids are the dominant insecticides used for malaria control, with few options for their replacement. Their failure will adversely affect our ability to control malaria.

According to this new WHO report India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea bear the largest burden of malaria in the Asia-Pacific region & account for 89% of all malaria cases in the region.

NEW DELHI, 11 SEPT: The official report from a team sent by the Union health ministry to visit West Bengal following an outbreak of dengue has sought to blame the recurrence of the killer disease i

New Delhi: The world’s first effective vaccine against dengue could be available by 2015.

The integrated diseases surveillance programme (IDSP) unit of East Singhbhum received on Wednesday the much-awaited Elisa diagnostic kits — one set each for encephalitis (cerebral malaria), dengue

Behaviour change communication is vital for increasing the enactment of particular behaviours known to promote health and growth. The techniques used to change behaviour are important for determining how successful the intervention is. In order to integrate findings from different interventions, we need to define and organize the techniques previously used and connect them to effectiveness data.

We examined changes in the abundance of immature Aedes aegypti at the household and water storage container level during the dry-season (June-July, 2008) in Tri Nguyen village, central Vietnam.

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It took a decade for the biotechnology firm Oxitec to develop genetically modified mosquitoes whose progeny die before they can spread dengue fever. But it took only three months for Mila de Mier to gather 100,000 names from people opposed to the release of the mosquitoes in Key West, Florida, where the potentially lethal disease is making a comeback.

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Willem Takken and colleagues argue for the expansion of insecticide monotherapy in malaria control by taking lessons from agriculture and including more sustainable integrated vector management strategies.

Transmission of dengue virus depends on the presence of Aedes mosquito. Mosquito generation and development is known to be influenced by the climate. This study was carried out to examine whether the climatic factors data can be used to predict yearly dengue cases of Dhaka city, Bangladesh.