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New mosquito repelling molecule identified

A team of researchers at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, has synthesized several molecules from two aromatic compounds and they claim these may show insecticidal and repellent property against mosquitoes too...........................

Smart cities must have a vector control component, says health ministry...

As per Dr N S Dharmshaktu, Principal Advisor on Public Health, Health Ministry, facilitating the adoption of integrated vector management and ensuring the implementation of vector control services in rural and urban areas can shrink the disease burden much faster in India...……………..

Eliminating dengue by infecting mosquitoes with killer bacteria

Novel research involving the use of a naturally occurring bacteria which when present in Aedes aegypti mosquito reduces its ability to transmit dengue, holds immense promise as India prepares to begin trials..............

Sun Pharma partners with NIV to test phytopharma drugs for Zika,...

The phytopharmaceuticals are being developed for treating individuals infected with Zika virus and possibly for curing Zika disease......