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  • HC questions authorities’ failure to curb mosquito menace at Dhaka airport

    The High Court questions the authorities’ failure to curb mosquito menace at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport area in Dhaka.

  • Mosquito Menace in Capital: DNCC, DSCC doing little to contain it

    The capital's mosquito population seems to be rising, but the two city corporations are doing little to contain the menace.

  • Penalising residents for mosquito proliferation?

    The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSSC) has come up with a bizarre solution to tackle the runaway problem of combating mosquito infestation in its jurisdictional area. Authorities have stated that they will conduct house-to-house inspections and fine or jail residents who are found to have unclean environments that help breed the deadly Aedes mosquitoes.

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    Mosquito rules

    Mosquitoes are everywhere. Be it an airconditioned airport, hospital, open space, slum or bedroom. In large droves, this tiny insect is unleashing a free reign of terror across the country. City mayors have one excuse or the other about their failure to tackle the mosquito menace. In the meantime, people face the ultimate consequences of their failure -- numerous mosquito bites and the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.

  • Guppy fish to be released in Dhaka south to curb mosquito-borne diseases

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will release Guppy fishes in drainage and sewerage lines to curb the menace of mosquito-borne diseases including Chikungunya

  • The perfect crime foiled by... a mosquito

    Researchers at Nagoya University show that human blood extracted from a mosquito can be traced back to its original owner up to 48 hours of biting.

  • Murphy's Brother-in-Law

    The red marks on my three month old's face are definitely not mosquito bites. And mosquitoes are something we are REALLY scared of.

  • dengue and Chikungunya virus

    Fighting mosquito menace

    The health and family welfare ministry in association with the two Dhaka city corporations organised a 'symbolic' awareness campaign on Saturday

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    Monsoon and the mosquito menace

    Mosquitoes are a pest with no equal. Though not all mosquitoes transmit life-threatening diseases, those that do kill approximately 725,000 people worldwide every year. When not fatal, the diseases mosquitoes spread can result in bouts of debilitating fever, nausea and vomiting, compromising immune systems and disrupting economies. The WHO South-East Asia Region is particularly affected.

  • Honduras, mother, child, Zika

    Facts behind Zika virus alarm

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas.

  • Mosquitoes go out of control

    City dwellers have been facing severe mosquito problems for the last couple of weeks, as the two city corporations have failed to take

  • Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika virus

    S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

    South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

  • Low Zika risk for Bangladesh

    Risk of Zika virus infection in Bangladesh is low as the countries affected by the mosquito-borne disease are far away, an expert said here yesterday.

  • Risk for Zika virus infection in Bangladesh low: Experts

    Risk for Zika virus infection in Bangladesh is low as the countries affected by the mosquito-borne disease are far away, experts says.

  • Drones to catch mosquitoes, predict epidemics

    To prevent epidemics, American tech compnay Microsoft is developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs of potentially harmful viruses being spread by them.