Tag Archives: Dengue

Did You Know Dengue Can Affect Your Eyesight?

As Dengue cases are soaring high in India, especially in the national capital; another dreadful aspect of it being able to cause loss of eyesight has been discovered. As explained by a research, published in the journal “Survey of Ophthalmology” some ordinary ocular expressions due to dengue are subconjunctival, edema and retinal hemorrhages with symptoms ranging from scotomata, floaters and ...

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Dengue Diagnosis with Saliva Possible in 20 Minutes Now, Arrkay Inc. to Sell Test Kits Soon

Singapore researchers were able to develop a paper test to test dengue in 20 minutes, reducing the time taken and the pain of a needle to extract blood sample for the traditional test. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore has developed the paper-based disposable device that can detect dengue-specific antibodies from saliva within 20 minutes. Professor Jackie ...

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13 dengue cases reported in Gurgaon; Mumbai confirms 19th victim

At least 13 cases of dengue have been confirmed in Gurgaon, taking the total number of such cases to over sixty, an official said, while in Mumbai, a  28-year-old man from Khar-East succumbed to it last week, confirmed BMC on Friday. Experts say November is an unusual time for outbreak of this viral disease. “Dengue usually spreads during the month of August and ...

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Be ready to combat vector borne diseases

A small bite by a seemingly trifling organism can really turn your life upside down. Can you believe the fact that Vector borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year? Yes, the number of deaths from vector born diseases is increasing alarmingly. Under tropical conditions of excessive heat and high humidity, man is subject to serious physical and ...

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