Dengue – What to Do?

In South India, the conversation seems to always turn to Dengue. The neighbourhood hospitals are overflowing with dengue cases, and sachets of Nila Vembu Kashayam (a herbal remedy against fevers) are being sent home, as per government instructions, in my 5-year-old’s homework diary. Offices and factories are reeling under a wave of absenteeism as workers [...]

Positive Development: Dengue Vaccine

What http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-scientists-develop-effective-single-dose-dengue-vaccine-2190835 Why is this important (Image Source: thehindu.com) http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/once-bitten-twice-shy/article8077353.ece Now we come to the indirect health impacts of climate systems. Such as the impacts on mosquito-borne diseases. This brings us to Dengue. So why talk about dengue? Dengue incidence has sky-rocketed in India. Dengue is caused by a virus carried within an Aedes mosquito. [...]

Cities and Climate Change – Part 3

So far we have seen that the world has become primarily urban. Therefore, it's important to consider how cities are affected or going to be affected by climate change and how they are adapting to it. Some of the main ways by which cities are affected by climate change is through water: Flooding because river [...]