mosquitoes

Mosquito Breeding: DSCC to run mobile court in homes

Residents of Dhaka South City Corporation area will have to face fine or imprisonment or both if any breeding ground of Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for the spread of dengue and chikungunya, is spotted at their homes.

March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018

Mosquitoes farmed, in fact

Mosquitoes have developed no new “hyper-reproductive capacity” but they are being farmed in Dhaka. When Dhaka-dwellers are finding it hard to cope with the growing mosquito menace, eleven organisations have been found helping the insect population to rise by the millions every day.

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

Mosquito Breeding: DSCC to run mobile court in homes

Residents of Dhaka South City Corporation area will have to face fine or imprisonment or both if any breeding ground of Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for the spread of dengue and chikungunya, is spotted at their homes.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

US declares Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

US health authorities on Friday declare a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to the outbreak of Zika, which has now infected more than 10,000 people.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Zika 'might cause' neurological disorder: study

New research gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016
USA

Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.