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How India's urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The growing attention paid to epidemiology of viruses can be clearly seen as a direct result of urban transition taking place in India over the last 30 years
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A Delhi stung 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A Delhi stung
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Speak up Delhi: Mosquito menace here to haunt residents of the national Capital 16.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Residents in the national capital are facing a mosquito crisis. Every house in Delhi is complaining about the excessive mosquito breeding. While the local bodies claim that all steps are being taken to fight the mosquito menace, residents have a different story to tell. According to the residents, the municipal bodies are working merely on the paper and nothing can be seen on the ground. As per the data provided by the civic bodies, the domestic breeding checkers have visited 51 lakh houses this year and have sprayed over 52,000 houses. They have found 2,293 homes as violating the norms and 167 cases have been filed — 152 by SDMC, nine by the north and six by the east corporation. BS Vohra, president, Federation of Residents Welfare Association, said, “Just because the authorities fail to complete their duty on time, the residents all over Delhi have to suffer. Lakhs of rupees are wasted on medical check-ups. Moreover, the ways to curb this problem is also not carried out in a proper manner.” Dengue ...
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Delhi L-G Anil Baijal begins preparing for vector-borne diseases 14.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal begins preparing for vector-borne diseases
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Meet on vector-borne diseases 14.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
L-G directs agencies to ensure there is ‘zero tolerance' for mosquito breeding
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People may have to 'dump' Delhi to make room for garbage: HC 11.4.2018 General News
Anguished over lack of cleanliness and hygiene in parts of Delhi, the high court here said today that the city will die if the situation does not improve as people may have to move out to make room for the increasing garbage. The court warned authorities of stringent penal action if anyone dies or gets infected by vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya. It said if immediate action is not taken by the Centre, the Delhi government or the civic bodies, it will be forced to take strict action against all of them. At least 12 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi till April 7, according to a municipal report released on Monday, indicating early spread of the vector-borne disease. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar lamented that there appear to be "no sensitivity" towards health and entitlement of citizens to a clean environment. The court said it was concerned with citizens's right to life. "No human or animal should be co-existing ...
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12 cases of dengue in Delhi, SDMC issues advisory 9.4.2018 General News
At least 12 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi so far this year, including two in the first week of April, indicating early spread of the vector-borne disease in the national capital. Of all the cases reported till April 7, six were recorded in January, three in February and one last month, according to the latest municipal report released today. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. "Three cases each of malaria and chikungunya, have been reported, while in January none of the cases of both the diseases were reported," according to the report. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. Meanwhile, Commissioner of the SDMC P K Goel today issued an advisory on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in Delhi. He urged the heads of educational institutions and offices to cooperate in checking mosquito breeding in their areas. Various agencies in the ..
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12 cases of dengue in Delhi, 2 in April: report 9.4.2018 General News
At least 12 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi so far this year, including two in the first week of April, indicating early spread of the virus carrying the vector-borne disease in the national capital. Of all the cases reported till April 7, six were recorded in January, three in February and one last month, according to the latest municipal report released today. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. "Three cases each of malaria and chikungunya, have been reported, while in January none of the cases of both the diseases were reported," according to the report. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. At least 10 people had died in Delhi due to dengue last year, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data for the entire city. Five of the 10 victims were not Delhi residents, but had died in the national ...
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10 cases of dengue in Delhi, one in March: report 3.4.2018 General News
At least ten cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi in the first three months this year, indicating early spread of the virus carrying the vector-borne disease in the national capital. Of the total number of cases reported till March 31, six were recorded in January and three in February and one last month, according to the latest municipal report. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. "Three cases each of malaria and chikungunya, have been reported, while in January none of the cases of both the diseases were reported," according to the report released yesterday. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data for the entire city. The vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people here in 2017. Five of the 10 victims were not ..
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Rising mercury sees spike in viral fever, dengue cases 28.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
‘People at greater risk of vector-borne diseases during warmer temperatures in March’
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Strategic plan to tackle Dengue and Chikungunya 27.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The number of dengue and clinically suspected chikungunya cases reported in the country during the last three years are as under:   Year Dengue Chikungunya 2015 99913 27553 2016 129166 64057 2017 157996 63679   Prevention and control of Dengue and Chikungunya is one of the components of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP).
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DNA SPECIAL: Spike in Zika cases likely in coming years 26.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
An outbreak of Zika fever, which causes microcephaly — a rare birth defect marked by unusually small head size, eye abnormalities and nerve damage — is likely in coming years because of a build-up of favorable environment for the virus, researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jamia Millia Islamia have cautioned. The virus will follow a cyclic pattern identical to dengue and chikungunya, which surge every 3-4 years, although the exact cycle in terms of the number of years is still unknown. Zika virus had become a cause for concern for officials at the Health Department in 2017 so much that in order to avoid panic, they withheld information about the three positive cases reported in Gujarat for four months, until the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated it in its report. "Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika are all the same vectors and have an identical virus. India, especially Delhi, offers a favorable environment for these vectors. "Because of the prevalence of Aedes Aegypti ...
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Karnataka sees a spurt in GE cases ahead of peak summer 17.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Over 24,000 cases have been reported from January till February
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HC quizzes authorities on e-waste disposal 15.3.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Asks whether there’s a policy to deal with disposal of such electronic waste in city
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What is the policy for ewaste disposal: HC asks authorities 14.3.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court today asked municipal bodies and the Delhi government whether there was any policy to deal with the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), dubbing it a "critical area" which has so far escaped attention. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment, seeking a report from her on the issue of e-waste disposal. It also asked the local commissioner, a journalist appointed by it earlier to inspect waste disposal in various parts of the city, to again visit various garbage dumps to ascertain whether the waste management by-laws, notified recently, were being implemented by the civic bodies. The inspections were ordered by the bench as it was of the view that the emergence of cases of dengue, chikungunya and malaria at the start of the year was a matter of concern as in the past these diseases have attained emergency proportions. The court had earlier noted that in
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Mosquito menace flies high in Hyderabad 14.3.2018 General News
Hyderabad has shown an alarming increase of malaria and dengue cases in the past few weeks.Though anti-larval operations and fogging are being conducted in the city there is no respite for the people from mosquitoes.Scores of people have been tested positive with the mosquito-borne virus and the number of patients with high fever is increasing in the hospital.Speaking to ANI, Government Fever Hospital Superintendent Dr K Shankar said that in past two months the patients suffering from malaria and dengue has increased."Due to variation in temperature, there has been increasing in the number of mosquitoes. Eventually, a number of cases of malaria and dengue are being witnessed in government and private hospitals," Shankar said."There is an increase in the number of a patient suffering from malaria and dengue, it also includes cases of viral flu," he added.Dr. Shanker said that the government is doing fogging and is using various methods for fighting the menace, but also advised the ...
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Delhi sees zero vector-borne diseases cases in March 13.3.2018 DNA: India
Only three cases of chikungunya have been reported by the various MCDs in the Capital in 2018 as compared to last year where 46 cases were reported by March. No cases of malaria and dengue have been reported in March confirms the report, while the total number of cases this year is two and nine, respectively. While the vector-borne diseases spike during the months between May and October, there were still a significant number of cases in the first quarter last year, where ten cases were reported for malaria and 12 of dengue. No cases of any of the diseases were reported in March. With the change in the weather, the viral fevers, however, are on a spike. Many people are falling sick off viral fevers, thus leading to increased visits to the hospitals. Doctors say the viral illnesses, which are generally short-lived, are taking longer to subside. In many cases, they don't go away with the usual dose of medications. "With the gradual increase in the temperature, we are seeing more cases of viral fevers. ...
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Action plan to tackle seasonal diseases 10.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Officials told to map high risk areas
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Are you waiting for 'atom bomb of garbage' to explode: SC to states, UTs 7.3.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Are the authorities waiting for the "atom bomb of garbage" to explode, an anguished Supreme Court bench asked today, saying it was "shocking" that the states and union territories were not at all bothered about the "national issue" of solid waste management. The apex court also took strong exception that lawyers for none of the states and UTs, except for Delhi, were present in the court during the hearing and said it was a clear indication of their lack of concern. "It is a clear indication that nobody bothers. So all the dump of India can remain here," a three-judge bench comprising Justices
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9 cases of dengue in Delhi, malaria and chikungunya cases also reported 5.3.2018 General News
At least nine cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi in the first two months this year, indicating early spread of the virus carrying the vector-borne disease in the national capital. Of the nine cases reported till March 3, six were recorded in January and three in February, according to a municipal report released today. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. "Two cases of malaria and three cases of chikungunya, both in February, have been reported, while in January none of the cases of both the diseases have been reported," according to the report. Incidentally, there were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the entire city. The vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people here in 2017. Five of the 10 victims were ..
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