insect borne disease

Europe condemns Russian livestock import ban

March 21st, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Commission has condemned Russia's decision to ban livestock import from Europe following the spread there of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viruses.Russia imposed a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia to ban cattle imports from all EU states

March 6th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's food safety and sanitary watchdog will ban cattle imports from all EU countries from March 20 following the spread of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US man is world’s first to sexually transmit insect-borne disease to wife

April 9th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A man in the US has become the world's first to sexually transmit an insect-borne disease to his wife.Brian Foy, a vector biologist at Colorado State University who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit flies’ ’sniffing techniques’ pave way for new insect repellents

September 23rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists are studying fruit flies in order to better understand how they differentiate between smells, paving the way for better insect repellents, according to a new study.Yale scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How chemical repellents trip up insects

August 29th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that it is the molecular makeup of bugs that enables citronellal (the aromatic liquid used in lotions, sprays and candles) and DEET to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Infection may actually help protect insects

November 3rd, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that certain type of bacteria, Wolbachia, can actually protect flies from mortality caused by pathogenic viruses. Insect virologist Karyn Johnson and her colleagues from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Global warming is affecting poor children the most

April 29th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): UNICEF, the UN childrens agency, has warned that global warming is already affecting the prospects for children in the worlds poorer countries.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

Posted in National |