chikungunya

HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits


August 7th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for 'chikungunya' and 'dengue' fever ... Read more...

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56 Cambodian kids die of unknown disease


July 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 6 (IANS) At least 56 children have been killed by an unknown disease in Cambodia in the past three months, the ministry of health and the World ... Read more...

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Fevers in Kerala generate heat in assembly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Monday alleged there was a severe shortage of doctors and medicines in the state which is in the throes of various types of ... Read more...

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Civic body imparts dengue lessons to schools


June 24th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Doctors and public health nurses in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools were Friday trained on ways to fight vector-borne diseases such as dengue and ... Read more...

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No takers for Delhi’s mosquito-proof coolers


May 18th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) An attempt to keep dengue fever and chikungunya at bay in the national capital through the use of mosquito-proof coolers (MPC) in the summer months ... Read more...

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Delhi steps up campaign against malaria, dengue


April 6th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stepping up the campaign against vector borne diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya during the monsoon season, authorities Wednesday released a booklet on their its ... Read more...

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Scientists 1 step closer to developing treatment for chikungunya


February 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to developing a treatment for chikungunya, a disease spread by the Aedes mosquito.According to Straits Times, scientists from Singapore and France ... Read more...

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A mosquito scam breeding in India?


January 18th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Jan 18 (IANS) The health ministry's refusal to allow the use of a highly potent mosquito control agent developed by one of its own institutes and granting permission ... Read more...

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MCD to promote mosquito-proof coolers


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday asked the city residents to use special mosquito-proof coolers (MPC) to keep dengue and chikungunya at bay.The civic body is ... Read more...

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MCD plans online dengue, chikungunya reports


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) plans to go online with its daily status reports on diseases like dengue and chikungunya whereby private and government city hospitals ... Read more...

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27 new dengue cases push total to 6,100 in Delhi


November 19th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A total of 27 cases of dengue were reported in the capital Friday, taking the number of vector-borne cases this season to 6,100, the Municipal Corporation of ... Read more...

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29 new dengue cases in Delhi, total 6,035


November 18th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A total of 29 new cases of dengue were reported in the capital Thursday, taking the total number of cases this season to 6,035, the Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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Pushing for cheap diabetes diagnostic methods: Azad


November 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said he has urged the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to coordinate efforts for affordable diagnostic ... Read more...

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35 new dengue cases in Delhi


November 9th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The national capital witnessed 35 cases of dengue Tuesday, taking the total number of people infected with the vector-borne disease to 5,837, an official said.According to a ... Read more...

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MCD suppressing chikungunya figures, say doctors


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) As dengue threat continues to loom over Delhi, another infection spread by mosquito bite, chikungunya, seems to be afflicting people in large numbers and private doctors are ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor down with fever, chikungunya suspected


October 29th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney is down with viral fever, his son said Friday. However, a civic body leader said the doctors suspect it to be chikungunya. ... Read more...

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Delhi allots more funds to fight dengue, malaria


October 26th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With the worst dengue outbreak seen in the last five years, the Delhi government Tuesday decided to release an additional amount of Rs.35 crore to the Municipal ... Read more...

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Delhi to intensify drive against dengue, chikungunya


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With over 4,500 dengue and 30 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi, Health Minister Kiran Walia Tuesday asked officials from the city government and the Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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65 new dengue cases reported in Delhi


October 19th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) As many as 65 new cases of dengue were reported Tuesday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 4,679.According to the Municipal ... Read more...

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69 more dengue cases in Delhi, total 4,313


October 13th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Dengue cases in Delhi continued unabated with 69 more cases reported Wednesday, as the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease reached 4,313.According to a ... Read more...

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79 more dengue cases surface in the capital


October 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The national capital reported 79 more dengue cases Tuesday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 4,244, an official of the Municipal ... Read more...

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79 new dengue cases in Delhi


October 8th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) As many as 79 new cases of dengue were reported in Delhi Friday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 3,938, an ... Read more...

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Former bureaucrat, rights activist S.R. Sankaran dies


October 8th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Former bureaucrat and rights activist S.R. Sankaran, who had played a key role as mediator in the first-ever direct peace talks between Andhra Pradesh government and the Maoists ... Read more...

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New directorate for public health mooted


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A new directorate of public health should be established to keep a tab on the increasing cases of communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. "A ... Read more...

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95 swine flu deaths in Karnataka till Aug 25


August 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 95 people had died of swine flu in Karnataka till Aug 25 this year, state Health Minister B. Sriramulu said Friday. So far this year, 1,702 ... Read more...

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Kerala to disinfect all vehicles from Tamil Nadu


February 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) A premier public health institution here said all vehicles coming from Tamil Nadu at the border near Parasala will be disinfected to check the rising cases of chikungunya ... Read more...

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Researchers find bacterium to trip malarial mosquitoes


December 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Wolbachia, a bacterium from fruit flies, makes mosquitoes more resistant to infection by viruses, including those triggering dengue fever and Chikungunya, says a new research. Previous studies had shown ... Read more...

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How to control dengue fever spread


December 25th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of Queensland's (UQ) School of Biological Sciences claim to found a way to control the spread of dengue fever.The disease afflicts more than 50 million ... Read more...

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Over 140 affected by chikungunya in Goa


August 28th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) As many as 143 people are suffering from chikunguya in Goa with more than one person testing positive for the disease every day in the last one month, ... Read more...

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Over 100 miners have chikungunya: Goa minister


July 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) More than 100 mine workers in the South Goa district have been infected with chikungunya, Health Minister Vishawajeet Rane said in the state assembly Wednesday. Rane was speaking ... Read more...

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Scientists map epidemic trigger zones


January 5th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified and mapped potential zones that can trigger deadly outbreak of plagues and epidemics, with devastating consequences. "A study has revealed a number of global hot-spots ... Read more...

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Australia surrounded by disease hot spots: Study


December 26th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease (AB-CRC) has shown that global disease hot spots, where new and ... Read more...

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Coconut water therapy can work wonders, say Malaysian Indian doctors


August 18th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Malaysian Indian doctors claimed that coconut water is the answer to the dreaded chikungunya, and many other diseases. Although coconut water could not cure diseases, it ... Read more...

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Chikungunya strikes 17 workers, Indians included


August 7th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, Aug 7 (DPA) The mosquito-borne chikungunya disease has hit 17 workers in the largest outbreak of the viral infection in the city state, the Singapore health ministry data said Friday. The ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Kasargod district in the grip of fever


June 20th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargod (Kerala), June 20 (IANS) Kerala's northern district of Kasargod is in the grip of a viral fever, which has symptoms similar to chikungunya, and as many as 33,254 cases have been ... Read more...

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