vector borne diseases

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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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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Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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Dengue cases cross 500 mark in Delhi


October 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as the capital grapples with a surge of vector borne diseases -- dengue, malaria and chikungunya, the civic agency Thursday said it will upscale ... Read more...

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MCD briefs councillors on dengue, malaria


August 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday held a workshop to brief councillors on tackling vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria in the monsoon ... Read more...

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Civic agency ropes in schools for anti-dengue drive


July 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Stepping up its drive against vector borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Saturday announced it is roping in ... Read more...

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MCD to launch anti-dengue drive


July 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday announced a special anti-dengue drive after the civic agency found many mosquito breeding grounds in government offices and ... Read more...

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Civic body imparts dengue lessons to schools


June 24th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Doctors and public health nurses in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools were Friday trained on ways to fight vector-borne diseases such as dengue and ... Read more...

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Prepared for monsoon: Delhi civic agency


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday said it was prepared for the monsoon and vector-borne diseases."We have already stepped up our activities of ... Read more...

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Delhi gears up to check mosquito breeding


May 16th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday instructed all agencies concerned to make full efforts to stop breeding of mosquitoes and sensitise people to drink boiled water during ... 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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Doctors go on strike over medical officer’s murder


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) Work in almost all government hospitals and dispensaries across Uttar Pradesh was paralysed shortly after a chief medical officer (CMO) was murdered outside his residence here ... Read more...

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A mosquito scam breeding in India?


January 18th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Jan 18 (IANS) The health ministry's refusal to allow the use of a highly potent mosquito control agent developed by one of its own institutes and granting permission ... Read more...

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New discovery could shrink dengue-spreading mosquito population


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): University of California researchers have identified a microRNA in female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that when deactivated disrupts the mosquito's blood digestion and egg development.The discovery could help control ... Read more...

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40 new dengue cases reported in Delhi


November 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The national capital Monday reported 40 more cases of dengue, taking the total number of people infected with the vector-born disease in Delhi to 5,553 this season."As ... Read more...

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75 more infected with dengue in Delhi


October 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in the capital continued to rise, with 75 more cases reported Thursday, taking the total this season to 5,363 and putting a ... Read more...

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73 new dengue cases reported in Delhi


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Seventythree fresh cases of dengue were reported in Delhi Wednesday, taking the total this season to 5,288, an official said.Out of the cases reported Wednesday, only one ... Read more...

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Delhi allots more funds to fight dengue, malaria


October 26th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With the worst dengue outbreak seen in the last five years, the Delhi government Tuesday decided to release an additional amount of Rs.35 crore to the Municipal ... Read more...

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Climate change will undermine progress of development goals: WHO


October 5th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Climate change threatens to increase the disease burden of the poorest populations in developing countries and will undermine the progress of UN Millennium Development Goals, the World ... Read more...

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Dengue cases climb up to 1,652 in Delhi


September 10th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) As Delhi's tally of dengue cases touched 1,652 Friday, the civic authorities admitted this was the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the national capital in ... Read more...

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Azad holds review meet to check dengue in Delhi


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday is holding a review meeting to discuss ways to check the rising number of dengue cases in the national capital ahead ... Read more...

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‘Delhi dengue situation as bad as 2006′


August 28th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The dengue situation in the national capital seems alarmingly similar to the 2006 outbreak, when 3,366 cases of the deadly fever were reported along with 36 deaths, ... Read more...

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Timely treatment can only help cure dengue: Azad


August 21st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday advised people showing symptoms of dengue to go for a check-up and get treatment without any ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis on rise in India


August 20th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India is seeing a spurt in the mosquito-borne Japanese Encephalitis viral disease with 1,714 cases reported in the country till Aug 15, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Incidence of malaria, dengue drops in Haryana


August 5th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Haryana has registered a considerable decline in the cases of malaria and other vector borne diseases like dengue and encephalitis in 2010, health officials Thursday said. "Recently there were ... Read more...

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DRDO develops new medicine to fight deadly wild mosquitoes


July 15th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 15 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) after decades of research has successfully developed a breakthrough technology to fight away deadly mosquitoes which transmits diseases like Malaria, ... 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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Cabinet clears project on restoring polluted sites


March 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Friday approved a proposal for a $75.39 million World Bank-assisted project to develop a national programme for the rehabilitation ... Read more...

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State Health Secretaries discuses reforms in medical education


January 15th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday called upon states to expedite reforms in medical education sector.Addressing the two days state Health Secretaries' ... Read more...

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6-year-old dies of dengue in Goa


September 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A six-year-old boy died of dengue in the popular tourist stretch of Calangute in Goa, an official said Friday. Deepak Kababi, official in charge of the vector borne diseases ... Read more...

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Prenatal malaria exposure ‘ups malaria, anaemia risk in some kids’


July 28th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian origin scientist has unravelled the mystery behind why some children are more susceptible to malaria infection and anaemia.Lead researcher Indu Malhotra ... Read more...

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Bikaner in grip of Malaria


September 19th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner (Rajasthan), Sept 19 (ANI): An outbreak of Malaria has overtaken Bikaner District of Rajasthan.The number of patients have shot up sharply in the last few days and according to reports ... Read more...

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Central government to blame for diseases: Uttar Pradesh minister


September 17th, 2008 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Anant Kumar Misra Tuesday blamed the central government for the various diseases threatening to take on an epidemic proportion in the state.He sought to ... Read more...

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Unseasonal rains behind rise in dengue: Ramadoss


September 8th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Around 30 people have died of the mosquito-borne dengue in the country so far this year and many more are afflicted, which Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said ... Read more...

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