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Strategy needed to tackle zoonotic diseases, say experts


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Zoonotic diseases, or diseases that transmit from animals to humans, like rabies, chikunguniya and Japanese Encephalitis, comprise a majority of the diseases afflicting humans today ... Read more...

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Chicken vaccines mutate into new virus


July 16th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Two different vaccine viruses, used simultaneously to control an acute respiratory disease occurring in chickens, have combined to produce new infectious viruses, says new research.The vaccines ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 55 lives in Bihar


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As many as 55 people, mostly children, have died in Bihar in the last one-and-a-half months due to encephalitis, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.Health ... Read more...

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Genomics-social network combo can halt disease outbreaks


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Combining bacterial genome sequencing technology with social networking analysis can help public health officials track and halt epidemics more effectively.And while it may sound like ... Read more...

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UN calls for assistance to Ethiopia’s two million drought victims


April 29th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) UN officials have called for assistance to be stepped up to an estimated two million Ethiopians affected by the drought, Xinhua reports.Water is being ... Read more...

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Upgradation of National Centre for Disease Control approved


December 1st, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for the upgradation of the National Centre for Disease Control ... Read more...

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Now, cellphones to reveal emerging disease outbreaks


October 16th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Texting, browsing, playing games, taking directions, listening to music are the things you use your cellphone for. But now it can be used to fight diseases.Cellphones would start ... Read more...

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Media coverage ‘cuts infection rate and pandemic extent’


September 17th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Media is an effective tool to inform people about a disease pandemic and the steps that can be taken to avoid infection, scientists have suggested.Two mathematical biologists at ... Read more...

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IMF to review Pakistani budget in floods aftermath


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it has called a meeting to review Pakistan's budgetary and economic prospects in the aftermath of the floods that have ... Read more...

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UN assessment doubles flood homeless in Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (DPA) The UN Thursday doubled to four million its estimate of the number of people left homeless by floods in Pakistan as the deaths of three children in ... Read more...

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Wallabies, bats harbour ‘fossil’ genes from deadly human viruses


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Modern marsupials, like wallabies and bats, harbour a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers and are the most ... Read more...

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U.S. ‘totally unprepared’ to respond to large scale bioterrorism attack: Report


January 27th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27(ANI): A congressionally appointed commission has said that despite eight years having gone by since the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, the United States is still unprepared to respond to the ... Read more...

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New iPhone application can alert users to swine flu, infectious diseases


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Apple has introduced a new iPhone application, which enables users to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as H1N1 (swine flu), on the ground in real ... Read more...

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Twitter a real-time tool of healthcare information?


August 25th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Medics are contemplating the use of popular micro-blogging service Twitter as valuable means of healthcare information and medical alerts.The social networking website, which lets a group of recipients ... Read more...

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Coral reefs more resistant to seaweed than previously thought


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study by a team of marine scientists from the US and Australia has suggested that coral reefs appear to be more resistant to seaweed than previously ... Read more...

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Why was there 18-day delay in swine flu alert?


April 30th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) It was full 18 days after the Mexican authorities started probing unusual cases of pneumonia that the world came to know about the swine flu outbreak - despite ... Read more...

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Gaza at risk of disease outbreaks: WHO chief


January 20th, 2009 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 20 (Xinhua) After the end of fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, the Gaza Strip now faces a high risk of disease outbreaks, the chief of the World Health ... Read more...

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Scientists to use satellite imagery to predict disease outbreaks


October 9th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland in the US are hoping to predict disease outbreaks like cholera epidemics four to six weeks before they actually happen, by ... Read more...

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HealthMap website identifies disease outbreaks earlier than WHO


July 21st, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Website HealthMap has started to identify outbreaks of infectious diseases earlier than traditional methods, say reports. It culls through new websites, public health list servs, the World ... Read more...

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China gears up to fight epidemics in quake-hit areas


June 18th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Chinese health workers are getting ready to counter epidemics in the quake-hit districts, although no major disease outbreaks have so far been reported after the devastating ... Read more...

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WHO sets up disease surveillance system in Myanmar


June 4th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A system for early detection and reporting of potential disease outbreaks in Myanmar's cyclone affected areas has been put into place by the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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Red Cross raises quake appeal to $92.7 mn


May 31st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 31 (DPA) The Red Cross has increased its appeal for China to $92.7 million. The money would support a three-year emergency and recovery programme for 500,000 people, said the International ... Read more...

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3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

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3.2 million Burmese estimated to be affected by Cyclone Nargis


May 15th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Geographic risk models developed by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Lehman College in the US have estimated that as many as ... Read more...

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Blame those leafy green salads for food-borne epidemics


March 18th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 18 (IANS) This one is hard to believe, but a new study says the proportion of epidemics linked to the consumption of leafy vegetables has substantially increased in the ... Read more...

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UN agency says bird flu can strike again in India


March 2nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): India may be free from highly infectious bird flu now, but the UN agency Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned the government that the dreaded disease ... Read more...

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