User: esg Topic: Health
Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Malaria
Last updated: Apr 16 2014 04:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Dengue fever has resurfaced: Govt 8.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Dengue, which was under control till 2012, has again resurfaced since last year, posing problems in urban and semi-urban areas, according to Department of Health & Family Welfare Principal Secretary N Sivasailam. Addressing the World Health Day at Bangalore Medical College, he said change in water storage practices and developmental activities has lead to health issues in urban and semi-urban areas. This year, World Health Organisation has declared World Health Day theme as: Vector borne disease: Small bite, big threat. He explained that though the disease had posed problem, the health and family welfare department took quick action to control the outbreak and prevented deaths due to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Besides, he said in 26 districts, screeing for Dengue and Chikungunya viral infection was done free of cost. In addition to the same, it will be extended to four more districts, he said. Karnataka had achieved the 2013 target mentioned in National Health Policy with ...
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Poor coordination in sting operation (Cached) 8.4.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
Dengue and malaria could have been more effectively controlled in Calcutta and other parts of Bengal had some health officials and employees acted more responsibly, speakers at a seminar on vector-borne diseases jointly organised by the World Health Organization and the health department said on Monday.
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Dabbawalas campaign to raise awareness (Cached) 8.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The World Health Organisation country office for India, jointly with the health department of Maharashtra and the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust called for greater and focused attention to prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in India, namely dengue, malaria, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis) and Japanese encephalitis. As part of the campaign, all the dabbawalas had tied tags containing awareness messages in thousands of dabbas that they deliver across the city. Aside from this, slogans were raised against the diseases. “We reach over 5 lakh people across Mumbai. I think that is why this message has been sent through us so that we can reach most of the workplaces and houses where we have been told most of the mosquito breeding ground exists,” said Raghunath Medge, spokesperson for the event of the dabbawala association. Dr Nata Menabde, WHO representative to India said, “Vector-borne diseases are affecting more than half of ...
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Bihar adds most to kala-azar cases worldwide 8.4.2014 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
Though Bihar's contribution to the incidence of kala-azar countrywide has declined from 80% in 2009 to 77% in 2013, the figure still remains the highest across ...
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Steps to tackle vector borne diseases planned 7.4.2014 Hindu: Bangalore
Dengue fever, which was well under control in 2012, is now posing problems in urban and semi-urban areas due to change in water storage practices among other development activities said N. Sivasai...
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Symposium on vector-borne diseases at Command Hospital 7.4.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
As man as 10-12% of all malaria cases in the country are recorded in the North East and this results in 20% malaria-related ...
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World Health Day observed in Chittoor 7.4.2014 Hindu: National
The medical and paramedical staff in Chittoor on Monday organised a public health awareness rally from the Government Hospital to the TTD Kalyana Mandapam, to mark World Health Day, keeping with WH...
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‘Follow simple steps to help check spread of vector-borne diseases’ 7.4.2014 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Shaguftha, class IX student, is keen to educate her friends and neighbours on vector-borne diseases. She knows how to maintain personal hygiene and how to keep her surroundings clean. “Simp...
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Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases (Cached) 7.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi, April 7 : Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.
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Rally marks World Health Day 7.4.2014 Hindu: Cities
With an aim to educate people on vector-borne diseases on the occasion of the World Health Day, Medical and Health Department conducted a rally here on Monday.The procession was flagged off...
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Raveena Tandon at 'World Health Day' event in Delhi 7.4.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
With millions of people all over the world getting affected every year by vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue, the focus of World Health Day today, on April 7, 2014, is to highlight this ...
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3D model of human parasite to help curb malaria (Cached) 7.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
New York, April 7 : There might soon be new approaches to tackle the deadly malaria.
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‘Small bites, big threat’ is World Health Day message 7.4.2014 Hindu: Madurai
As public health machinery gears up for the World Health Day that falls on Monday (April 7), the focus is on preventing vector-borne diseases. This year’s theme will be ‘Small bites, big threat’, a...
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Why Small Insect Bites Can be Fatal 7.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Today marks World Health Day and the focus for this year is on vector-borne diseases. With the tagline ‘Small bite, Big threat’, experts draw attention to the dangers of being bitten by common vectors like the mosquito
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World Health Day Special : Vector-borne diseases on the rise in Pune 7.4.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Pune: The World Health Organization(WHO) this year has identified vector-borne diseases as its theme to observe World Health Day on April 7. Taking note of the ascending figures in cases related to vector-borne diseases in Pune, city's medical experts said that it is hight time, appropriate steps are taken to prevent these diseases. On being asked for the surge observed in vector-borne cases in the city, Dr Dileep Sarda, state president of Indian Medical Association(IMA), said, "Pune has become a crowded city, with poor management of garbage and drains. The rivers are never free of water hyacinth. All these factors are leading to the rise of the vector-borne diseases in the city." Dengue and malaria are among the most widely reported vector-borne diseases. In 2014, 53 cases of dengue and 18 cases of malaria reported were reported at Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Dr. Avinash Bhondwe, former president of IMA felt that there was lack of awareness among the citizens that is also contributing to the ...
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Soon, get real-time alerts on dengue (Cached) 7.4.2014 TOI: Mumbai
Mumbaikars can receive text and email alerts, if there are cluster of dengue cases near their homes, schools or ...
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On World Health Day today, focus on vector-borne threats 7.4.2014 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
Vector-borne diseases kill nearly 10 lakh people worldwide every year. Small insects can pose health hazards if proper care is not taken against mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs - it is the central message of the World Health Day observed on April 7 every year to mark the foundation of World Health Organization (WHO) in ...
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Heat, overcrowding, hygiene causing rise in fungal infections (Cached) 6.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
Overcrowding in hospitals, malnutrition, unhygienic tropical environs have led to an increase in cases of fungal infections in Mumbai. According to doctors, major BMC hospitals get over 2,500 cases of fungal infections per month. With temperatures rising, which will be followed by the rainy season, these fungal infections, which are caused due to moisture in majority of the cases, are likely to rise too. “Each hospital gets 800 to 850 cases of fungal infection per month, which is huge as three years ago the number was stagnant at 150 to 200 cases per month,” said Dr Ramesh Bharmal, microbiologist and dean of Nair Hospital. “Fungal infections kill close to 1.3 million people globally every year, matching the mortality rate of AIDS, cancer, malaria and tuberculosis, and also causes blindness to 300 million people annually,” said Dr Om Shrivastava, director of department of infectious diseases, Jaslok Hospital. In Mumbai, doctors are getting fungal infection cases almost every day in both public and private ...
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Urban jungle of Mumbai can make you really unwell (Cached) 6.4.2014 TOI: Mumbai
Pollution and stress drag residents’ life expectancy way below national ...
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Small Bite, Big Threat Looms over Assam's Tea Gardens Every Year 5.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
It's an annual affair in Assam's lush tea gardens. As sporadic showers from March build up to a full-blown monsoon a few months later, what looms is the threat of malaria and other vector-borne diseases that often cause death, with children the most vulnerable.
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