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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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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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West Nile virus kills 46 in US’ Texas state


September 8th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 46 people have died from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Texas state in the US this year, Xinhua reported.The latest reports came from ... Read more...

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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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Lily Allen has forgotten how to walk in heels


August 30th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen says she has struggled to get back into her high heel shoes since becoming a mother to Ethel Mary and becoming pregnant for ... Read more...

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US hit by worst outbreak of deadly West Nile virus


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The United States has been hit hard by the largest ever outbreak of West Nile virus, spread mostly by mosquito bites, that has killed 47 people ... Read more...

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Dallas declares emergency over west Nile virus


August 17th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dallas County has declared a state of emergency after suffering 10 deaths from the west Nile virus. The announcement has set the stage for the stage for ... Read more...

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Nigeria distributes 46.9 mn mosquito nets


August 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 14 (IANS) Nigeria has distributed 46.9 million Long Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLITN), the only country in the world to do so, an official said here.National Coordinator for the ... Read more...

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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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West Nile virus kills four in US


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Four people have died in the US after being infected with the West Nile virus, Xinhua reported.The deaths were among 241 cases of West Nile virus ... Read more...

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Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims five more lives in Bihar, toll 230


June 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna June 24 (IANS) Five more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 230 since May, an official ... Read more...

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12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes' breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease is acute encephalitis syndrome: minister


June 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 12 (IANS) The mysterious disease that has killed more than 100 children across three districts of Bihar in the past fortnight has been identified as acute encephalitis syndrome ... Read more...

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Declare killer disease an epidemic, says Bihar


June 11th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to declare a mysterious disease that has killed 102 children an epidemic, Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey said Monday.Following the ... Read more...

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73 kids die of ‘mysterious’ disease in Bihar


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) A "mysterious" disease has claimed the lives of 73 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the past fortnight, officials said Friday.State health department ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 36 in Bihar


June 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) The deaths of five more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 36 in 11 ... 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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Dengue claims 56 lives in Sri Lanka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 6 (IANS) A total of 56 people have died in the first five months out of 11,000 cases of dengue fever in Sri Lanka, the health ministry said ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 31 in Bihar


June 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) The deaths of eight more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 31 in 10 ... Read more...

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Encephalitis toll rises to 18


June 4th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 4 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed three more children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts, taking the death toll in eight days to 18, officials said Monday.Nearly a ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 15 kids in Bihar


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed 15 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts in the last week, officials said Saturday.The mosquito-borne disease, which claimed nearly 150 lives ... Read more...

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Now a portable tool to detect dengue mosquitoes!


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) A new portable tool will now help doctors detect dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes and help reduce the likelihood of human infections around the world. Every year, almost ... Read more...

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World’s first super cool bra


May 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) A Japanese firm has created the world's first cooling bra which contains refrigerated gel pads.The Triumph design has been modelled on a mini fishbowl and ... Read more...

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Malaria awareness - in a stylish way (Lead) (Today is World Malaria Day) (With Images)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A group of students in the national capital proved that style and malaria awareness can go hand in hand -- with models walking the ramp ... Read more...

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Malaria awareness - in a stylish way (Today is World Malaria Day) (With Images)


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A group of students in the national capital proved that style and malaria awareness can go hand in hand -- with models walking the ramp ... Read more...

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Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan legislator to get special facilities in jail


April 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A Rajasthan court Friday directed the Jaipur Central Jail authorities to provide facilities like mattresses, blankets, pillows, an air cooler and mosquito repellent to legislator ... Read more...

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Drug-resistant Malaria spreads along Thai-Myanmar border


April 6th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drug-resistant malaria strain, which health officials had hoped to contain to a small area in southwest Asia, has spread significantly along the Thai-Myanmar border, ... Read more...

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Cuba develops mathematical models to fight dengue


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (IANS) Cuba has developed mathematical models to help fight dengue, a media report said Friday.Experts from Havana's Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute developed the models.Spearheaded by young ... Read more...

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Anti-malaria campaign launched in Delhi


March 15th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Tony Blair Faith Foundation Wednesday launched a programme here for raising awareness about malaria.The Where's The Net programme features a mosquito net which is ... Read more...

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Virus may infect America, warns health group


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An international agency working to improve health and living standards among the countries in the Americas has warned about the risk of the introduction of mosquito-borne ... Read more...

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