mosquito borne disease

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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Soccer power: Kicking malaria out of Africa


July 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) With the Olympics on, it's a fever nobody seems to mind in the 54-nation continent at any time. Soccer fever, which afflicts nearly every African, ... 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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Encephalitis kills four more in Bihar, toll 204


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Four more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll from the disease to 204 in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar, Uttar Pradesh battle to contain deadly encephalitis outbreak (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has hit Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most populated states, is spreading.More deaths of AES ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 9 more lives in Bihar, toll now 159


June 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Nine more children have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Patna districts, taking the state's toll from the disease to 159 ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 7 more in Bihar, death toll 150 (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Seven more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Muzaffarpur and Patna districts of Bihar, taking the state's death toll to 150 in the ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 4 more in Bihar, toll mounts to 147


June 15th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Four more children succumbed to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll to 147 in the state in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... 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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Bihar seeks central help on mysterious disease


June 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Bihar Saturday sought help from the central government to tackle a mysterious disease that has killed 81 children in Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during 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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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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Four more kids die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar


June 5th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) Four more children have succumbed to suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts since Monday taking the death toll to 23 in nine days, ... 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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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Lahore dengue toll rises to 36


September 18th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) One more person has died of dengue in Lahore, taking the toll to 36. The Pakistani city has been severely hit by the mosquito-borne disease over ... 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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Orissa cancels doctors’ leave as dengue spreads


August 13th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Orissa Saturday cancelled the leave of doctors working in three state-run medical colleges after a spurt in dengue cases in 11 of the state's 30 districts.The ... Read more...

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Clooney recovers from malaria


January 21st, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Hollywood superstar George Clooney has completely recovered from his recent bout of malaria, said his representative.The actor had fallen ill with the mosquito-borne disease while filming a ... Read more...

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GM mosquitoes released to fight dengue in Cayman Isles


November 14th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Scientists have released three million genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to fight dengue fever. Batches of the male mosquitoes were released in a 40-acre area, from ... Read more...

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32 more dengue cases found in Delhi


November 10th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The national capital reported 32 dengue cases Wednesday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease in the national capital to 5,869, an official ... Read more...

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75 more dengue cases surface in Delhi


October 26th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in Delhi continued to surge Tuesday with 75 more people getting infected by the mosquito-borne disease, taking the total number of affected ... Read more...

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Homeopathy treatment can cure dengue, claims doctor


October 23rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 23 (IANS) A homeopathy doctor here claims to have found an effective treatment for dengue.Anoop Maheshwari treated not only his own 10-year-old son who had suffered from the mosquito-borne ... Read more...

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WHO disputes Lancet’s report on number of malaria deaths in India


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The World Health Organization has disputed the findings of a study on malaria that claimed the number of Indians dying from the mosquito-borne disease each year 13 times ... Read more...

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65 new dengue cases reported in Delhi


October 19th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) As many as 65 new cases of dengue were reported Tuesday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 4,679.According to the Municipal ... Read more...

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69 more dengue cases in Delhi, total 4,313


October 13th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Dengue cases in Delhi continued unabated with 69 more cases reported Wednesday, as the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease reached 4,313.According to a ... Read more...

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79 more dengue cases surface in the capital


October 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The national capital reported 79 more dengue cases Tuesday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 4,244, an official of the Municipal ... Read more...

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79 new dengue cases in Delhi


October 8th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) As many as 79 new cases of dengue were reported in Delhi Friday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 3,938, an ... Read more...

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