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Malaria morbidity set to rise in Goa


September 4th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The mosquito has been making a big buzz in Goa, hogging space in the media. The coastal state expects to see a larger number of malaria ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria


August 31st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Despite being ravaged by decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate ... Read more...

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$3.2 bn needed to fight malaria in Africa, says activist


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) A sum of $3.2 billion is needed to finance the fight against malaria by 2015 in Africa, the source of 90 percent malaria cases in ... 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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‘Malaria kills over 2 lakh Indians every year’


December 18th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Malaria kills around 205,000 people in India every year, more than 13 times the estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an official said here Saturday.India also accounted ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh holds emergency meet over rising malaria cases


November 18th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Alarmed over reports of malaria cases coming in from various districts, a senior health official Wednesday held here an emergency meeting with chief medical officers (CMO) of all ... Read more...

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After cholera, malaria hits Orissa district


September 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) There has been a sudden increase in the number of malaria cases in Orissa's Rayagada district, where cholera and other water-borne diseases have claimed over 40 lives ... Read more...

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Disease, hunger kill 17 flood survivors in Pakistan


August 31st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (DPA) At least 17 flood victims, including nine children, have died from disease and hunger in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, officials and media reports said Tuesday. Authorities have struggled ... Read more...

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Malaria cases increase when Amazon forests are cut


June 17th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between increased incidence of malaria and land-use practices in the Amazon.Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have compiled a report, which combines detailed ... Read more...

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Over 15 lakh malaria cases in 2009


May 4th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A total of 1,533,169 malaria cases were reported in India in 2009, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday. Azad said the highest number of ... Read more...

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World Health Organization issues guidelines for malaria treatment


March 10th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – New guidelines for malaria treatment were issued Tuesday by the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization (WHO).This is the first time the agency releases guidance for effectively ... Read more...

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New malaria vaccine found safe for children


February 6th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A new vaccine has shown promise in protecting the most vulnerable patients -- young children -- against malaria, says a study. Researchers found the vaccine stimulated strong and long-lasting ... Read more...

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Orissa launches programme to fight malaria


November 19th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Orissa Wednesday launched a special programme to fight malaria that kills around 250 people in the state every year, health department officials said. The programme 'Mo Masari' (my mosquito ... Read more...

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‘Malaria in Goa linked to migrant labour’


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Linking the rising number of malaria cases in Goa to the steady influx of migrant labourers, a senior malaria research official has said the tourist hub has a ... Read more...

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Guidelines framed for private hospitals to treat H1N1 cases


August 18th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has prepared guidelines for private hospital to manage the rising number of A(H1N1) influenza cases. "The guidelines spell ... Read more...

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Spraying DDT indoors to fight malaria may affect human health


May 5th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A review of recent studies on the link between DDT and human health has determined that the current practice of spraying the pesticide DDT indoors to fight malaria ... Read more...

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Hurdles to be cleared before global elimination of malaria


December 13th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 13 (ANI): A series of articles published by Malaria Journal suggests that a number of hurdles need to be cleared before the disease can be eliminated globally. The articles, ... Read more...

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Massive fall in Gambian malaria cases raises hopes for rest of Africa


October 31st, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): The incidence of malaria has dramatically reduced in The Gambia, Western Africa, in the last five years, according to a new study, which raises the possibility of ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh suffering from malaria


October 19th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 19 (IANS) They have been deployed in one of the most difficult hilly terrains of Chhattisgarh to take on the Maoists, but they are fighting malaria instead. Nearly 90 para-military ... Read more...

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WHO report says African nations the most affected by Malaria


September 21st, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva , Sept 21 (ANI): In its latest Annual Malaria Report, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the disease killed nearly one million people worldwide in 2006.According to ... Read more...

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Global warming fuelling malaria vaccine need


July 12th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Global warming has led to a rapid increase in the number of malaria cases, thereby fuelling the need for lifesaving vaccinations to those in need, says an ... Read more...

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Deadliest malaria cases on the rise in Britain (Re-issue)


July 6th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): There has been a significant increase in the number of malaria cases reported in Britain over the past 20 years, say researchers.According to a Health Protection ... Read more...

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Protein plays critical role in transmitting malaria parasite


May 29th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of South Florida have shown that a transmembrane protein called MAEBL plays a critical role in transmitting the deadly malaria parasite.The study showed ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh reports 60 percent drop in malaria cases


May 5th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has 145,949 malaria patients, mostly in the state's rural belt, nearly a 60 percent drop in cases since 2000, state Health Minister Amar Agrawal said Monday. "People ... Read more...

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Decline in malaria cases in four African countries: WHO


February 16th, 2008 - 1:31 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Addis Ababa, Feb 10 (Xinhua) New anti-malaria interventions in four African countries including Ethiopia have shown a decline in cases in children under five, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) study. ... Read more...

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