2019 Jul 06 By admin 1 comment

Sobha Suburbia in Jakkur has reported 30 cases so far; residents say BBMP’s apathy and inertia are the main reasons because garbage isn’t being cleared regularly The 250-odd home owners in Sobha Suburbia thought they had it made. The premium housing complex behind Jakkur Aerodrome was constructed in 2005 and had all the trappings of a peaceful life – row houses, greenery, apartments with modern specifications, a club house, and whatnot. Residents like Satyan Chhabria, who moved in in 2014, thought they were living in paradise. And then the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) brought them down with a thud….

Suspected dengue death worries health officials- Times Of India
2019 Jul 05 By admin 0 comment

MANGALURU: With a death suspected due to dengue in the district, the vector-borne diseases have arrived along with monsoons. But there seems to be a serious problem at hand with district health officials suspecting whether a different serotype of the virus had caused this death.In Dakshina Kannada, out of the four antigenic ally different serotypes of the virus only (Dengue virus ) DENV-2 and DENV-3 are found. District Health Officials say that in case DENV-1 or DENV-4 strains are responsible for the death, then matters become worse as it leads to complications like a life-threatening syndrome called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)…

Traveling? Avoid Dengue
2019 Jul 05 By admin 0 comment

Avoid Dengue by Preventing Mosquito Bites Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and control mosquitoes inside and outside your home. Each year, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus. About 100 million get sick. Outbreaks have occurred in Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. Signs and Symptoms of Dengue Most people infected have mild or no symptoms. About 1 in 4 people infected with dengue will get sick. Mild symptoms of dengue may be confused with other illnesses that cause fever and flu-like illness. Most people…

29 dengue cases in 9 days in Bengaluru
2019 Jul 05 By admin 0 comment

Bengaluru: A 16 years old boy is battling for his life at a hospital, a few days after being diagnosed with dengue. He is among a growing no of patient with the disease in the city. 29 dengue cases were reported with BBMP limits in first nine days of May, according to the figures recorded by State Health Department. The high incidence of the disease is directly linked to the increasing number of mosquitoes, which have found favorable breeding condition in several neighborhood with sites of stagnant water.

2019 Jul 01 By admin 0 comment

Over the last two months, the BBMP has stepped up its awareness campaign in the city. The BBMP health department is planning to conduct surveys and identify the areas where dengue virus is spreading rapidly. BBMP has registered a total of 1041 cases of dengue so far this year (Representational Image) The Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said it had registered a total of 1041 cases of dengue so far this year even though doctors in the city feel the numbers could be much more. Moreover, anecdotal evidence from clinics and nursing homes speak about a large number of patients being…

2019 Jun 20 By admin 0 comment

The Independent | Updated: Jul 4, 2019, 09:57 IST Get Notifications on latest News & UpdatesCockroach  populations are rapidly evolving to become “almost impossible” to kill with chemicals alone, US scientists said. When cockroaches survive an insecticide  treatment, they and their offspring quickly become “essentially immune” to it, a Purdue University  study published in ‘Scientific Reports’ found. But crucially, they also develop immunity to a range of other insecticides, even if they were never exposed to them — something the scientists  call “cross-resistance”. “We would see resistance increase four- or six-fold in just one generation,” Michael Scharf , a professor of entomology , said. Female cockroaches can…

2017 Jul 05 By admin 0 comment

Bed bugs are sneaky little pests! They can also be difficult to spot due to their small size, so getting rid of them, is a challenge! Global News recently shared an article about the difficulty of killing bed bugs – “Bed bugs becoming resistant to commonly-used insecticides”. The article shares how according to research, bed bugs have shown the ability to develop resistance to commonly used insecticide products. Research also says in the article, that these insecticides are also causing the return of these pests. Since they have built up a tolerance to the product being used, they are not…