Sri Lanka has deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds to help battle the spread of dengue fever that has killed 215 people so far this year.
Researchers examined 3,194 children from 30 urban sub-districts.
Researchers using positron emission tomography with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) as an imaging tool for dengue infection in mouse models uncovered a non-invasive way to track infection in real-time.
The Sri Lanka Ministry of Health puts the dengue case count at 56,887, more than what was recorded in the entire year in 2016.
Strategic releases could transform mosquito populations and virus transmission across cities.
This video gives an overview of Dengue and the related public health challenges.
Researchers found that transmission of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika is highest at around 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Ninety degrees was thought to be the peak-transmission temperature.
Resistant to most pesticides, dengue is the fastest spreading mosquito-borne disease in the world.
Research found that, for people living fewer than 200 meters apart, 60 percent of dengue cases come from the same transmission chain.
IBM is assisting Taiwan and Panama in fighting dengue fever and Zika. This assistance comes as part of IBM's pro bono Health Corps initiative.