Tag: Mosquitoes

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  • Mosquitoes are all ears

    Mosquitoes are all ears

    The mosquito is not a just a menace because of its bite, it could be listening in to what we speak

    February 20, 2019
  • Corporation Bill passed to prevent Dengue outbreak

    Corporation Bill passed to prevent Dengue outbreak

    Kolkata Municipal Corporation will impose a hefty amount of fine if it finds mosquito breeding grounds inside the complex of housing projects under construction in different parts of the city. The state government brought out the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 today in a move to prevent and control dengue outbreak that had ravaged …

    March 7, 2018
  • The deadly bite

    The deadly bite

    All mosquitoes are the same Fact- Mosquitoes of different species are as different from each other as a lion is from a housecat. They have different behaviour, very different preferences of what they want to eat and where they might live. Urban species don’t do well in the country and some species thrive only in …

    October 29, 2017
  • Dumb dengue down

    Dumb dengue down

    Dengue has assumed almost endemic proportions in West Bengal, and the government appears to be floundering in search of a response. From the initial dumbing down by the administration ~ private diagnostic centres are still being blamed for the ‘exaggeration’ ~ it has now opted for overkill. With 16 deaths in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation …

    October 26, 2017
  • Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

    Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

    Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed. This novel method for pest control — using CBs for the synthesis of silver nanostructures — has been reported by the international …

    September 22, 2017
  • Google to raise e-mosquitoes

    Google to raise e-mosquitoes

    Google's parent company Alphabet and scientists in the US have teamed up to release 20 million machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink the numbers of the disease-carrying ones. According to the plans, millions of sterile male mosquitoes will be released in Fresno county in California, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the females …

    July 23, 2017
  • Gambusia to combat malaria, hopes district

    Gambusia to combat malaria, hopes district

    The district authorities hope to combat malaria with “Lakshya” and “Gambusia”.While the former is a repellent applied to the mosquito nets, the latter is a fish, which feed on mosquitoes larvae. Gambusia is being released in ponds and drains in large numbers, which is a kind of driver to control spread of malaria in both …

    June 2, 2017
  • Crab shell spray may help prevent malaria

    Crab shell spray may help prevent malaria

    A spray made from crab shells and silver nanoparticles may curb the spread of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, say scientists who tested the environment friendly solution successfully in India. “The solution can be employed at low dosages to strongly reduce populations of the malaria vector, the Anopheles sundaicus mosquito without detrimental effects on the predation of natural …

    May 15, 2017
  • ‘Climate change is making people sick’

    ‘Climate change is making people sick’

    From rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes, climate change is making people sick, a coalition of 11 US medical groups said on Thursday. Known as the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, the group represents more than half of US doctors, and aims to …

    March 16, 2017
  • Steering them away from targets

    Steering them away from targets

    This unexpected bias of mosquitoes, which has been recently discovered, is one of the factors that have been considered in developing a mathematical formula of how an outbreak of malaria may progress.  Xiunan Wang and Xiao-Qiang Zhao, of the department of mathematics and statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Canada, published their study of …

    January 31, 2017
  • Kejriwal asks Delhi to declare war on mosquitoes

    Kejriwal asks Delhi to declare war on mosquitoes

    Citing how Delhi came together to implement the odd-even scheme, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked people in the capital to jointly declare a war on mosquitoes. Looking fatigued and speaking with visible pain, Kejriwal said in a video message that he told Health Minister Satyendar Jain to buy as many fogging machines as …

    September 18, 2016
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan battles mosquitoes

    Rashtrapati Bhavan battles mosquitoes

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday said it was taking all possible steps to kill mosquitoes to check the spread of dengue and other diseases. The clarification followed notices issued by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in connection with potential conditions within the sprawling estate which could lead to breeding of mosquitoes. Emphasising that no case of …

    August 24, 2016