water borne diseases

Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to tap solar energy for clean water supply


December 6th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has decided to install solar energy pumps in 400 remote villages to ensure clean drinking water for thousands of poverty-hit forested residents, officials of the ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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100 crocodiles escape from flood-hit Thailand farm


October 11th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS) Thai authorities are looking for about 100 crocodiles that escaped from a farm in a flood-hit province.About 100 crocodiles escaped Sunday when the crocodile farm in ... Read more...

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Pakistan gives out tents, food to flood-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Tents, mosquito nets and food supplies were distributed in the worst flood-affected districts in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.Farhatullah Babar, spokesman to President Asif Ali Zardari, said ... Read more...

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Orissa flood toll 20


September 14th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far affected more than two million people in Orissa over the past week rose to 20 Tuesday, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

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Volunteers promote public health through theatre


August 31st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In an unorthodox approach, a group of 21 youngsters from 14 countries are using forum theatre to enhance awareness on public health issues, importantly on ... Read more...

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Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

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44 per cent Pakistanis drinking unsafe water as world observes Water Day today


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): As many as 72 million Pakistanis out of a 180-million population do not have access to safe drinking water as the country observes World Water Day today.According to Environment ... Read more...

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Nearly half of Pakistanis drinking unsafe water


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Nearly half of the 160 million people in Pakistan drink unsafe water, says a media report Tuesday on the occasion of World Water Day.Around 72 million ... Read more...

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Orissa has 183 diarrhoea deaths in 2010


December 17th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Diarrhoea and other water borne diseases have killed 183 people in Orissa since January this year, state Health Minister Prasanna Acharya said Thursday.The highest number of 123 deaths ... Read more...

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Over 200 dead in Tamil Nadu as rains abate


December 7th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu counted its losses Tuesday and life limped back to normal as heavy rains abated after claiming over 200 lives and damaging thousands of homes and roads, ... Read more...

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65 die in Chhattisgarh, exact cause unknown


October 19th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 65 people have died of suspected water-borne diseases in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and Dantewada districts but officials are still struggling to identify the exact cause of these ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Yamuna recedes in Agra (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna river began receding in this Taj city Tuesday afternoon. However, the water level was still four feet above the lower danger mark of 495 feet, ... Read more...

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Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Agra


September 28th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) Yamuna continued to flow over the danger mark in this Taj city Tuesday morning, but authorities are hopeful that it would soon start to recede. The impact of the ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Orissa appoints more officers to tackle cholera


September 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Five more officers have been appointed in Orissa's Rayagada district to tackle cholera and other water-borne diseases which have claimed 40 lives in the tribal area since August, ... Read more...

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Central team to assess cholera situation in Orissa


September 18th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) A three-member central team Friday arrived in Orissa for an assessment of the situation after an outbreak of cholera and other water-borne diseases has claimed at least 40 ... Read more...

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Cholera cases rise in Orissa’s tribal heartland


September 16th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (IANS) Cholera and other water-borne diseases that have claimed 39 lives since August have infected 355 more people in Orissa's Rayagada district, an official said Wednesday. According to the latest ... Read more...

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Central help sought as Orissa’s cholera epidemic worsens


September 14th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) With cholera and other water-borne diseases rapidly spreading in Orissa's Rayagada tribal heartland and claiming some 39 lives, the state unit of the opposition Congress Tuesday sought the ... Read more...

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Cholera spreads to more Orissa villages


September 14th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Cholera and other water borne diseases, which have claimed 39 lives since August, have infected 124 more people in Orissa's Rayagada district in the last two days, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rains force people to live on rooftops


September 14th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
By Sugandha Pathak New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Heavy rains in Delhi have forced people living in the low-lying areas to seek shelter on terraces and pavements. Thousands in the Yamuna Bazaar area ... Read more...

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Doctors sent to cholera-hit Orissa district (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Orissa Monday sent 30 more doctors to the tribal district of Rayagada to tackle cholera and other water borne diseases that have claimed 39 lives since August. "We have ... Read more...

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Force deployed to tackle Orissa cholera menace


September 13th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS)) An eight-member team of a specially trained state force was pressed into service Monday to tackle cholera and other water-borne diseases that have claimed 39 lives in Orissa's ... Read more...

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Cholera toll rises in Orissa district


September 12th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Cholera and other water-borne diseases claimed two more lives in Orissa's Rayagada district Saturday, taking the toll to 37 since August, officials said. "Two more deaths were reported ... Read more...

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Bring diarrhoea patient to hospital in Orissa, get reward


September 10th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) In a bid to check further spread of diarrhoea that killed 35 people since August in 79 village in Rayagada district, Orissa Friday announced an incentive for bringing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dengue scare adds to CWG woes


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): With over 1,000 suspected dengue cases being reported in New Delhi, the outbreak of the disease has added to the woes of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, ... Read more...

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350,000 affected by fresh floods in Pakistan (Lead)


August 26th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) The Indus River in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh submerged dozens more villages Thursday, and authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 350,000 people. "About 0.3 to 0.35 million ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN


August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

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Goan helping hand in Pakistan flood relief work


August 26th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Aug 26 (IANS) As help pours in for Pakistan's flood-affected areas, a small group of Pakistanis of Goan origin is networking to bring hope to some 20 million people ... Read more...

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UAE sends health mission to flood-hit Pakistan


August 25th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday sent two teams of medical professionals to protect people in Pakistan's flood-affected areas from water-borne diseases. The team of the UAE Red ... Read more...

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Incidence of diseases rises in Delhi after heavy rains


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The heavy rains in the capital this monsoon season have not just brought potholes, water logging and traffic snarls, but also a spell of viral and bacterial ... Read more...

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Pak flood victims supplied drinking water containing tadpoles at relief camp


August 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.21 (ANI): The dreadful condition under which flood affected people in relief camps in Pakistan's Sindh province are being forced to live has come to light with reports of tadpoles being ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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