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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has now affected over 1,200 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 8th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has affected over 1,000 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department data ... Read more...

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“Mamatadidi MBBS” tackles dengue (West Bengal newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) As dengue cases get more widely reported across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has earned a fresh nickname - "Mamatadidi MBBS". She has taken ... Read more...

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Mamata against controlled diet


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday advised the youth to avoid going on a controlled diet as it lowers the immunity system and leads ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases rise to 643; cause Congress, Trinamool spat


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has shot up to 643, with 80 percent of the patients residing in Kolkata and its ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue toll goes up to 3, confirmed cases 638


September 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the death of an 11-year-old boy in Kolkata, the dengue epidemic has claimed its third victim in the state, the health department said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases reach 570


August 31st, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has gone up to 570, the state health department said Friday."The total number of confirmed dengue cases ... Read more...

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517 dengue cases, two deaths in Bengal


August 30th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has gone up to 517, of which two patients including a nine-year-old girl have died, the state ... Read more...

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60 kids die of dengue in Cambodia


July 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 18 (IANS) At least 60 children have died due to dengue in Cambodia this year, out of a total of 15,597 cases reported in the first six ... Read more...

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Built-in dengue virus killer found in humans


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 24 (IANS) Scientists may have hit gold in their fight against dengue. They have located a human antibody that can neutralise and kill its virus within two hours. ... Read more...

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Dengue kills 56 in Sri Lanka (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 6 (IANS) Dengue fever has killed 56 people in Sri Lanka, the health ministry said Wednesday.Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying that a total of 11,473 dengue cases ... Read more...

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EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... Read more...

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Dengue: Most cases in Punjab, deaths in Odisha


November 25th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Punjab reported the maximum cases of dengue this year while Odisha reported the highest number of deaths, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 dengue cases in India this year


November 7th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) More than 10,000 dengue cases have been reported across the country so far this year, with Punjab topping the list with 2,016 cases, an official ... Read more...

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Dengue kills three more in Andhra


October 25th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Dengue has claimed three lives in two districts of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday, spreading panic, even as the government claimed that the situation was under control.Two ... Read more...

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24 dengue cases in 24 hours in Delhi


October 24th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The national capital reported the highest number of dengue cases in a day this year with at least 24 people testing positive for the virus, ... Read more...

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Dengue cases cross 500 mark in Delhi


October 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as the capital grapples with a surge of vector borne diseases -- dengue, malaria and chikungunya, the civic agency Thursday said it will upscale ... Read more...

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Pakistan government to use Facebook for dengue awareness in Punjab


October 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The Punjab government in Pakistan will spread public awareness on dengue through social networking site Facebook. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally launched the Facebook page ... Read more...

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14 more die of dengue in Pakistan


October 8th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 14 more people have died of dengue fever in Pakistan's Lahore city, the Dawn daily reported Saturday.The latest deaths pushed the toll to 208 ... Read more...

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Lahore dengue toll rises to 106 (Lead)


September 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The toll due to dengue in Lahore has risen to 106 after five more people succumbed to the deadly vecctor-borne disease in the city Tuesday.The Punjab ... Read more...

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Pakistan dengue cases reach almost 9,800 (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in Pakistan has reached 9,781, and at least 100 people have died due to the disease, the prime minister's office said ... Read more...

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Dengue toll in Pakistani province rises to 62


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The dengue toll in Pakistan's Punjab province rose to 62 Thursday, authorities said.People are avoiding parks and picnic spots in Lahore, the provincial capital, fearing they ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get insecticide from India to fight dengue


September 21st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to lift insecticides from India for the prevention of dengue.The insecticide has to be ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs coordination mechanism for epidemics: Gilani


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan needs to develop a national coordination mechanism for controlling epidemics like dengue, says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.There has been a rise in dengue ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 dengue cases in Lahore


September 17th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in Lahore city has crossed 5,000 and 25 patients have died so far, a media report said.Geo TV reported that there ... Read more...

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88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

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Dengue fever grips Pakistani province


September 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan's eastern Punjab province is in the grip of a dengue epidemic with dozens of cases being reported daily at various hospitals, Xinhua reported.At least ... Read more...

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Dengue, labour strike hit Mahanadi Coalfields output


September 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India, said Thursday its output fell by 1.3 million tonnes in August compared to a year ago, ... Read more...

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Dengue cases on the decline in Orissa


August 30th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) No dengue deaths have been reported in Orissa since past four days, and though fresh cases are surfacing, their number has gone down, an official said ... Read more...

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100 new dengue cases in Orissa


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 100 people tested positive for dengue Monday in Orissa, taking the total affected by the virus in the state this month to 637, officials ... Read more...

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Now Karachi frets over dengue outbreak


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 14 cases of dengue were detected in Karachi, already battered by a wave of violence, and the authorities are now worried over its outbreak.The ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 19 in Orissa


August 20th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Two more people died of dengue in Orissa Saturday taking the toll in the outbreak of the disease in the state to 19, an official said.The ... Read more...

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