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Does papaya really work against Dengue, Malaria and other mosquito borne diseases?

There's a review article on the effect of Papaya extracts in the treatment of Dengue fever, the main issue being thrombocytopaenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071726/ The best data ...
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Can ingesting a mosquito make you sick?

Positively, no. HIV is not spread by mosquitoes. You cannot contract any disease from swallowing a mosquito. Here, is a very large list of all the things that you could have caught :) If you ...
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What diseases can be spread by mosquitos?

Mosquitos transmit the pathogens that cause malaria, filariasis, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever, and dozens of other infectious diseases of humans, domestic animals, and ...
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Can a mosquito bite transmit STD's?

Yes, it is true that Zika can be transmitted sexually (from the CDC). However, Zika is generally classified as a mosquito-borne disease, not an STD, as mosquitoes are by far the most common vector of ...
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What is the solution for Chikungunya?

Since 'the cure' or rather a vaccine against the virus is still only on the horizon, affected populations have to resort to prevention measures and supportive care, once the infection breaks out. Even ...
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What is the solution for Chikungunya?

The only effective management of viruses is by vaccination. In this way diseases such as measles have been eradicated from some countries. Currently there is no vaccine available so ecological ...
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Mosquito repellent using vaporized camphor - Health Issues

First of all, please refer to this study from Oxford University on use of Camphor, Eucalyptus, and other terpenic balms and compounds on children. Please be aware of their safety if they are in the ...
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Other than complications related to pregnancy, does zika pose any adult health risks?

For adults, Zika virus is like flu. Apart from fever and maybe nausea, you shouldn't have to worry. Edit: since it seems sources are of bad need, here is one confirmation from a very recent study (...
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