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Ebola outbreak 'moving faster than efforts to control it', says WHO chief 1.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Efforts shift to finding those who have come into contact with victims as Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia battle epidemic

This week, Awa Faye added a new feature to her restaurant on a crowded street in Sierra Leone's hilly capital of Freetown: a sign that instructs all patrons to wash their hands in the buckets of chlorinated water positioned outside. "I don't allow anybody inside if they don't wash your hands. We're all trying to protect ourselves from Ebola one way or another," said the 55-year old, who put the sign up after learning that the country's top Ebola doctor had died on Tuesday.

Over in neighbouring Liberia, residents in the capital Monrovia have also been placing "Ebola buckets" outside offices, restaurants and homes. In Guinea, the prices of hand sanitiser and rubber gloves have soared.

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Mysterious lake in Tunisian desert turns from turquoise to green sludge 1.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The stretch of water, dubbed the Lac de Gafsa, may be the result of a rupture in the rock above the local water table Continue reading...
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Woman suffering from rare disease, sheds 'blood tears' 31.7.2014 TOI: Jaipur
A 22-year-old woman here is suffering from a rare disease which leads to shedding of "blood tears" from the eyes instead of saline ...
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JE threat looms large in Sonitpur district 31.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
JE threat looms large in Sonitpur district
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City doctors renew pledge to fight hepatitis 29.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
City doctors renew pledge to fight hepatitis
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Youngsters more prone to hepatitis, say docs 28.7.2014 DNA: Opinion
Pune: If you think you are safe from Hepatitis-you need to reconsider. According to a research conducted by World Health Organization's (WHO), 2 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B (HBV) and more than 150 million have chronic Hepatitis B infection. In addition, over 170 million have chronic Hepatitis C infection. As per the study by an independent laboratory of the city, it is estimated that 20 million Indians are Hepatitis B carriers and about 8 million have Hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis being a silent killer and damaging the liver cells, causes 50 per cent of chronic liver diseases like liver cirrhosis leading to death of at least 10 per cent of people. "Hepatitis B and C are tough to detect and often get detected when at a severe stage. Accurate diagnosis lacks in many cases, where the liver damage becomes severe enough to require a transplant. In India there are only four centers where the transplant can happen but costs more than Rs35 lakh. Thus, early precautions and diagnosis is ...
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World Hepatitis Day: Virus that kills over 3 lakh a year in country 28.7.2014 TOI: India
Viral hepatitis kills approximately three lakh people across the country every year. An estimated 40 million people are currently infected with hepatitis B virus and another 12 million with hepatitis C ...
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After West Bengal, now Arunachal Pradesh sounds high alert after encephalitis death 26.7.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Arunachal Pradesh has sounded a high alert following the death of a 10-year-old girl and reports of 11 other persons being affected by Japanese Encephalitis in the state. Kiran Raji, a 10-year-old girl of Sippi village in Upper Subansiri district, who was admitted to Arunachal State Hospital here died on Thursday, state Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa told PTI today. The other affected persons include children in the age group of 1 to 14 years besides an 18-year-old teenager, he said in a statement. They were undergoing treatment at the Arunachal State Hospital since last week, while two cases being treated in Guwahati Medical College Hospital in Assam were reportedly improving, he said. Anticipating similar cases associated with convulsions, seizures, rigidity and also loss of consciousness, the state health department has geared up its surveillance mechanism besides initiating testing facility at the ASH. Delhi-based National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)'s central division has been ...
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Arunachal sounds high alert after encephalitis death 26.7.2014 DNA: Top News
Arunachal Pradesh has sounded a high alert following the death of a 10-year-old girl and reports of 11 other persons being affected by Japanese Encephalitis in the state. Kiran Raji, a 10-year-old girl of Sippi village in Upper Subansiri district, who was admitted to Arunachal State Hospital here died on Thursday, state Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa told PTI today. The other affected persons include children in the age group of 1 to 14 years besides an 18-year-old teenager, he said in a statement. They were undergoing treatment at the Arunachal State Hospital since last week, while two cases being treated in Guwahati Medical College Hospital in Assam were reportedly improving, he said. Anticipating similar cases associated with convulsions,seizures, rigidity and also loss of consciousness, the state health department has geared up its surveillance mechanism besides initiating testing facility at the ASH. Delhi-based National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)'s central division has been ...
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Guidelines on Vector-Borne Diseases 25.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The advisories for prevention and control of dengue, malaria and other vector borne diseases under the Directorate of NVBDCP have been issued to:
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Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Australian Academy of Science brings experts together to map out effects global warming on extreme weather events, infectious disease and food security

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Enterovirus suspicion in encephalitis zone 25.7.2014 Telegraph: North Bengal
July 24: Experts from Pune's National Institute of Virology who have toured parts of north Bengal have told district health authorities that they suspect enterovirus outbreak to be the reason for the high death count.
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JD(U), BJP members clash in Bihar House 24.7.2014 DNA: Opinion
Old NDA companions JD(U) and BJP clashed in Bihar legislative council today with members of the two rival parties shoving and pushing each other in the presence of the parties' leaders Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi. The ugly episode took place during the question hour when JD(U) member Sanjay Singh objected to BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who is the Leader of Opposition in the council, referring to Water Resources minister Vijay Chaudhary by name and said he was suffering from some disease due to which he always kept blubbering something. An angry Modi rushed into well of the house demanding that the comments be expunged from the records and condemned Singh's behaviour against a senior. Other BJP members followed him into the well.  Council Chairman Awdesh Narayan Singh moved to another question but adjouned the house till 2.30 pm when BJP members refused to listen to repeated requests from the chair and kept shouting anti-government slogans. A scuffle broke out between JD(U) and BJP members as ...
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Inside the famous Phnom Penh cinema that has become a living nightmare 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Hemakcheat was once one of Cambodias most beloved cinemas and Meas Sopheap one of its star dancers. Today it is a notorious slum, and Meas one of hundreds who shelter there

In early summer, as the rainy season approaches Phnom Penh, the faintest wind shakes Meas Sopheaps home a creaky shelter in the once-grand building. Water seeps through the roof, fashioned from plastic sheets and corrugated iron, into a mound of sodden rubbish underfoot. At 87, her body bears the scars of an untreated skin disease and she scratches herself constantly as she tells her story.

A few decades ago Meas Sopheap was a star, and the Hemakcheat was one of the countrys most beloved cinemas.

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Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames 22.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
The Thames may be cleaner than it was in Victorian times, but it is still laden with sewage. As London celebrates 150 years of its sewer system, it seems that improving it is as politically fraught as it was in the days of the Great Stink Continue reading...
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Rajasthan government to address issue of contaminated water in Indira Gandhi canal 19.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Rajasthan government on Saturday said it would make all efforts to address the issue of contaminated water released by other states into Indira Gandhi (IG) canal.  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said that sewage water was being released from Jalandhar into the canal, which supplies drinking water to six districts in Rajasthan. He informed the Assembly that the state government had taken up the matter with the Punjab government in the past and would write to them again. BJP MLA Amra Ram had raised this issue during Zero Hour and said that the contaminated water was being released in Beas river which was coming to Rajasthan through the canal. It was necessary to stop the flow of contaminated water which pose threat of diseases like cancer, he added. Ram also demanded the government to make efforts to ensure that at least one representative from the state is appointed as a member in the Bhakhra Beas Management Board. Rathore admitted that it was a serious issue and ensured that the ...
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India’s poor sanitation linked to malnutrition 18.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India's long economic boom has done little to reduce the vast number of children who are malnourished and stunted, leaving them with mental and physical deficits that will haunt them their entire ...
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Wild beaver kits born in Devon 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
One of the first wild beavers to be seen in England in centuries and due to be taken into captivity has given birth to three young Continue reading...
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Battle to stop capture of England's first wild beavers in 500 years 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Petition signed by 8,000 people against Defra scheme to trap and rehome creatures spotted near river Otter in Devon Continue reading...
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Plastic, poverty and pollution in China's recycling dead zone 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In 2010 Adam Minter visited Wen'an, once at the heart of the global scrap plastic trade. In this never-before published extract from his book he describes the effects on workers' health In 2010, Adam Minter, Bloomberg's Shanghai correspondent, visited Wen'an - then the heart of the global scrap plastic trade undercover. In 2011 the Chinese government introduced new regulations and shut down the scrap plastic trade in this part of the country. The small family businesses closed or scattered across the country. In 2013, according to figures from the Bureau of International Recycling, China imported about 8-9m tonnes of plastics scrap - less than in previous years. BIR estimates that global plastic scrap consumption will climb from 15m tonnes in 2007 to around 45m tonnes by 2015. Here is an extract from Minter's book about his experience. Its a bustling, crowded and incomprehensibly dirty main street, crossed by the occasional stray dog, partly blocked by a broken-down truck, and frequently scarred by ...
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