viral disease

‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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167 peacocks dead in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 167 peacocks have died in Pakistan over the past three weeks, including five of them dying of viral disease, in the latest incident ... Read more...

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83 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) A viral disease called "Ranikhet" has led to the death of at least 83 peacocks in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported.The disease in Tharparkar district ... 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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Wrong treatment leads to Hepatitis C cases in China


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Improper diagnosis and treatment in clinics in a Chinese province have lead to over 100 Hepatitis C cases, the health department said.The cases have been reported ... Read more...

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Man repays debt of neighbours’ kindness with shoes


February 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) A man in southwest China has prepared nearly 400 pairs of cloth shoes as a token of gratitude for his neighbours who once helped his parents ... Read more...

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‘891 died of Japanese Encephalitis in India’


November 25th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) As many as 891 people, including 508 in Uttar Pradesh alone, died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in India till Nov 17 this year, parliament ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis: Azad visits Gorakhpur


October 20th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday visited the Japanese Encephalitis affected areas of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. The disease has claimed more than 450 lives ... Read more...

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Child rights panel questions Uttar Pradesh on deaths


October 10th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has questioned the Uttar Pradesh government on the death of nearly 400 people, a bulk of them ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 89 lives in Assam


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 350 cases of Japanese encephalitis and nearly 90 deaths due to the viral disease were reported in Assam this year, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Muskmelon crop hit by viral disease in Punjab


April 28th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Apr 28 (ANI): A viral disease, which has hit the growing crop of Muskmelon all over Punjab, has left many farmers worried for they are witnessing that hundreds of ... Read more...

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WHO experts warn of yellow fever virus hitting India, S.E. Asia


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 23 (ANI): A regional health adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that India and several other countries in South East Asia face an imminent threat from ... Read more...

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Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive


February 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance.Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura ... Read more...

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Former World Champion Surfer Andy Irons Dies At 32


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world of surfing and the citizens of Hawaii are presently reeling with the news that three times Quiksilver Pro France champion is no more. The ... Read more...

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74 more dengue cases in Delhi, total crosses 1,150


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Delhi reported 74 new cases of dengue, pushing the total number of those infected with the water-borne disease this year to 1,155, two more than the last ... 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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No new polio cases in India since April


June 18th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Stepping closer to eradication of polio, India, on the list of endemic countries, has not registered any new case of the viral disease since April-end. The ... Read more...

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An AIDS Vaccine is Possible


May 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSApproximately 7500 people newly infected with HIV every day. In this scenario, the development of an AIDS vaccine is one of the greatest challenges currently in medical research ... Read more...

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Mumps outbreak in State University of New York


March 17th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – Three confirmed cases of mumps have been reported at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh among students since February 23, 2010, the Department ... Read more...

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Dengue emergency declared in Colombian city


February 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) The deaths of four children and an adult from hemorrhagic dengue so far this year has led authorities of the southwestern Colombian city of Cali to declare a ... Read more...

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Two more swine flu deaths in Delhi, toll 92


January 26th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Two more people have died of swine flu in the national capital, raising to 92 the number of fatalities from the viral disease, health authorities said Monday. Of ... Read more...

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Is appendicitis a viral disease?


January 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests that appendicitis may be caused by yet unknown viral infection.The team analysed data over a 36-year period from ... Read more...

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Four swine flu deaths in Chandigarh


December 24th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Four people, including three women, succumbed to swine flu in Chandigarh, taking the toll in this Union Territory to 41, officials said here Thursday. The Postgraduate Institute of ... Read more...

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10 died of swine flu in Pakistan


December 21st, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Ten people have died of swine flu in Pakistan but the health ministry has failed to devise any effective strategy to stop the spread of the viral disease, ... Read more...

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Biological catch-22 prevents generation of HIV blocking antibodies


December 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In the run to make an AIDS vaccine, scientists are caught in a biological catch-22 position that has prevented the induction of antibodies, which block the HIV virus.The ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis claims over 500 lives in India


November 25th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The viral infection Japanese encephalitis has claimed more than 500 lives in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar so far this year, with children facing the brunt of the ... Read more...

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South Korea swine flu toll rises to 45


November 4th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 4 (IANS) South Korean health officials said Wednesday three more people have died of swine flu, raising to 45 the number of fatalities from the viral disease in the country, ... Read more...

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South Korea declares red alert against swine flu


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 3 (DPA) South Korea Tuesday raised the swine flu alert level to its highest status due to the rapid spread of the viral disease in the country, officials said. The red ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll is 473


October 31st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Eight swine flu deaths, including four in Maharashtra, were reported in India Saturday, taking the toll to 473, health authorities said here. Also, 77 new cases of the ... Read more...

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Global swine flu toll rises to over 5,700: WHO


October 31st, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) More than 700 people have died of swine flu this week raising the number of fatalities from the viral disease to 5,712 worldwide, Xinhua reported citing the UN ... Read more...

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5,000 people died of swine flu worldwide: WHO


October 24th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 5,000 people have died of swine flu and 414,945 people were infected with the viral disease worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a ... Read more...

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Three swine flu deaths take toll to 408 in India


October 18th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two people died of swine flu in Maharashtra while one person succumbed in Uttarakhand, taking the all India toll to 408, a health ministry official said Sunday. Maharashtra, ... Read more...

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Swine flu killed over 4,700 people worldwide, says WHO


October 17th, 2009 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 4,735 people have been killed by swine flu since the viral disease was detected in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a latest update. Of ... Read more...

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