The dengue patients have been battling a war with the same old weapon for years. But, all thanks to this doctor whose hard work has helped in detecting dengue at the early stage itself. Now, he got the reward for the contribution to healthcare in the form of India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Dr Navin Khanna, […]

Health authorities in Spain have confirmed the first-ever case of Dengue virus to be transmitted through sexual contact. The virus was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes until now.  According to the health officials from Madrid Public Health Department, a 41-year-old man from Madrid contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner. The […]

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) could be launching an indigenous dengue vaccine in 2020, designed to counter the outbreak of the vector-borne virus. According to a senior official of the ICMR, the launch would be on a demonstration basis in areas where the disease prevalence is high. Recently, a dengue serosurvey has been […]

There seems to me no abatement in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases in Delhi. The upswing in numbers has seen the doctors-lesser in number struggling to find time for all the patients. The central zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation is the worst affected this year Special “camps” have been set up in […]

Mexico unveiled the world’s first approved dengue vaccine. The approval followed two years of clinical trials worldwide on more than 40,000 patients ! According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “nearly 40 percent of the world’s population (3.9 billion people) is at risk of contracting dengue.” Around 400 million people in more than 128 countries […]