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Maharashtra textile town in grip of jaundice


June 18th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) More than 500 new cases of jaundice have been reported from the textile town of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district in the last four days and ... Read more...

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Jaundice kills nine in a month in Maharashtra town


June 14th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) Jaundice has claimed nine lives during the last month in a town in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, a health official said Thursday.Over 3,300 patients have been ... Read more...

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Five people lose sight after surgery in Andhra


December 15th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) At least five people lost their sight and 11 others developed complications after they underwent surgery at a free eye surgery camp in Andhra Pradesh.Health officials ... Read more...

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10 fall ill after eating adulterated food


June 13th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karnal (Haryana), June 13 (IANS) Ten people, from two different families, fell ill and had to be admitted to hospital in this Haryana district after consuming chapatis made of "kuttu ... Read more...

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Over 20 quintals adulterated sweets seized in Punjab


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) With the festival of Diwali round the corner, over 20 quintals of adulterated sweets were seized from a wholesale sweetmeats manufacturer in Punjab's Jalandhar district Tuesday, health officials ... Read more...

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Two die of food poisoning in Maharashtra


October 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Two people in their sixties died of food poisoning after they consumed chapattis made of bajra flour that was mixed with pesticides, an official said here Wednesday."Primary ... Read more...

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Two kids die, measles epidemic hits Maharashtra village


August 21st, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 21 (IANS) Two children died of measles and 26 others have been affected by the epidemic that hit Dongaav village of Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, an official said Saturday. "Two children ... Read more...

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10 killed in cholera outbreak in Uganda


June 17th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, June 17 (IANS) At least 10 people died and 20 were hospitalised after a cholera epidemic broke out in Uganda's Kayunga district, officials said Thursday. The epidemic that broke out June 4 ... Read more...

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37 die of Meningitis in Uganda


April 28th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mbale (Uganda), April 27 (IANS) At least 37 people have died since the outbreak of meningitis in Uganda's eastern Bugiri district last month, a health official said Tuesday.The deaths occurred in Hama ... Read more...

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Swine flu death sparks controversy in Punjab town


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Oct 22 (IANS) The death of a 48-year-old woman, who died after suffering from swine flu at a hospital of this Punjab town has sparked controversy, an official said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Adulterated edible oil seized in Punjab


September 27th, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Sep 26 (IANS) Punjab officials seized 68,350 litres of sub-standard edible oil hoarded in a storehouse here Saturday. "We had got a tip-off that some people are running a business of ... Read more...

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Second swine flu case detected in Pakistan


August 13th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan's second swine flu case was detected Thursday, with a 13-year-old boy testing positive at the Faisalabad Allied Hospital after a series of tests were conducted on him ... Read more...

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Test report awaited to confirm Karnataka’s first H1N1 casualty


August 12th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 12 (IANS) Health authorities in Karnataka are awaiting the test reports of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, who died Tuesday, to confirm whether she was suffering from the Influenza A (H1N1) ... Read more...

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Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh faces hazards due to contaminated water


July 22nd, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok PalShivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), July 22 (ANI): Contaminated water in Karera Block of Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, has posed serious threat to residents' health in many villages here.The water contaminated ... Read more...

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Couple in Punjab tests positive for swine flu


July 7th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) A couple in Jalandhar town of Punjab has tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) infection after a trip to Thailand, health officials said Tuesday. Kulwant Singh, 44, and his ... Read more...

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Two swine flu patients discharged from Punjab hospital


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 22 (IANS) Two students who tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) and were admitted to a hospital in this Punjab city last week were discharged Monday after complete recovery, ... Read more...

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Seven Punjab students test negative for swine flu


June 17th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 17 (IANS) Seven students admitted at a hospital in this Punjab city have tested negative for the influenza A (H1N1) virus, health officials said Wednesday. The medical reports were ... Read more...

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One more student with swine flu symptoms in Punjab


June 17th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 17 (IANS) A student, whose 14 classmates have been quarantined with swine flu symptoms, was hospitalised in this Punjab city Wednesday after he complained of a running nose, body ... Read more...

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Five more students with swine flu symptoms in Punjab


June 16th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 16 (IANS) Five more students with swine flu symptoms were hospitalised in this Punjab city Tuesday and their blood samples sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in ... Read more...

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Two more students with swine flu symptoms in Punjab


June 16th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 16 (IANS) Two more students with swine flu symptoms were hospitalised in this Punjab city Tuesday and their blood samples sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in ... Read more...

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Hepatitis toll in north Gujarat touches 35


February 21st, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three more deaths from the Hepatitis B virus were reported in Sabarkantha district of north Gujarat Saturday, taking the toll to 35, a health official said. Sabarkantha chief district ... Read more...

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Medical teams sent to hepatitis-B hit Gujarat area: Congress


February 16th, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The central government has despatched three medical teams to Gujarat's Modasa sub-district where 22 people have died of hepatitis-B and many others are suffering from the infection, state ... Read more...

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Over 300 people fall ill after eating food at marriage party


February 15th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jamnagar (Gujarat), Feb 15 (IANS) Over 100 people were admitted to the hospital and 200 others given first aid after they ate food at a marriage function in a village in Gujarat ... Read more...

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Eleven die of hepatitis-D in Gujarat district


February 13th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Eleven deaths due to hepatitis-D were reported so far in Modasa taluka of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district in the last five days, health officials here said. Officials said ... Read more...

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Four children die of food poisoning in Gujarat


November 21st, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Four minor children of a family died after consuming a maize preparation in Banaskantha village of Gujarat Friday. "Six children, belonging to an Adivasi family, were taken ill ... Read more...

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300 taken ill after marriage feast in Gujarat


November 21st, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (IANS) At least 300 people, including women and children, fell sick due to suspected food poisoning after a marriage feast in a Gujarat village Thursday, the police said.The guests ... Read more...

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Irate women staff beat up Maharashtra official for harassment


November 6th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri, Nov 6 (IANS) A top district health official, accused of sexual harassment, was attacked, stripped and assaulted by some women colleagues, a government official said Thursday."The women, including at least two ... Read more...

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‘Save the girl child’ rally in Gujarat on last leg


November 2nd, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Palanpur (Gujarat), Nov 2 (IANS) 'Save the girl child' rally that Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off on its last leg in Surat reached Unjha Sunday after passing through nine districts of ... Read more...

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Dengue scare in north Gujarat


October 25th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Palanpur (Gujarat), Oct 25 (IANS) With one death each in Banaskantha, Mehsana and Sabarkantha districts during the last fortnight from suspected dengue fever, the vector-borne disease is assuming alarming dimensions in north ... Read more...

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Mystery shrouds recovery of fetuses in Gujarat village


October 18th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Palanpur(Gujarat), Oct 17 (IANS) Mystery shrouds the recovery of four fetuses wrapped in plastic bags from a village canal in Gujarat's Banaskantha district.The police, who recovered the bags from a canal in ... Read more...

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Reports of dengue-like cases in north Gujarat


October 13th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Palanpur (Gujarat), Oct 13 (IANS) Health officials in north Gujarat are taking preventive measures after two people died in recent weeks following dengue-like symptoms even as more and more similar cases were ... Read more...

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Three die in Maharashtra after drinking ‘poisoned’ water


February 23rd, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
Akola (Maharashtra), Feb 23 (IANS) Three people including a 12-year-old boy have died after drinking water from a pond in Nimbi-Kosgaon village of Maharashtra, officials said Saturday. The deceased - Yamunabai Dakhore ... Read more...

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