Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surface layer effectively kills malaria mosquitoes in rice paddies

A thin, liquid layer applied on the surface of inundated rice paddies effectively kills malaria mosquito larvae without having an impact on other aquatic life. Rice yield remains the same and water was saved because of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue outbreak kills 23 in Pakistan

An outbreak of dengue fever in northwest Pakistan's Swat valley has killed 23 people in the past month, but health officials said Thursday it was likely to subside as the weather cools in the coming weeks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Jamaica steps up efforts to combat dengue fever

(AP)—Jamaica is stepping up mosquito eradication across the island and urging school children to stamp out breeding grounds to combat an epidemic of dengue fever, the Caribbean country's health minister said Thursday.

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