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Delhi government to issue orders to private hospitals to increase bed capacity 20.7.2018 DNA: India
The Delhi government will issue an order to all the private hospitals and nursing homes to increase beds to cater to patients suffering from vector-borne diseases, in view of the monsoon season. In addition, 500 fever clinics would be established in different healthcare facilities across the national Capital to deal with the cases of vector-borne diseases. A meeting was held on Wednesday to review the preparedness and status of the actions taken for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and seasonal influenza. A special emphasis was on the across the border transmission of vector-borne diseases. "A good intersectoral cross-border coordination would be in place so that, if, there was an increasing trend of vector-borne diseases in any of the neighbouring states and districts, timely control measures could be taken in other adjoining areas like Sonipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar," the statement ...
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Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in Africa 17.7.2018 Reuters: World News
A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso led to a significant rise in sick children getting medical attention and could prove one of the most cost-effective ways to save young lives in poor countries, researchers said on Tuesday.
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"Delhi Buried Under Garbage, Mumbai Sinking": Top Court Slams Government 10.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Delhi is getting buried under mounds of garbage and Mumbai is sinking under water, but the government is doing nothing, the Supreme Court said today. It fined 10 states and two union territories for...
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54 Malaria, 33 Dengue Cases Reported In Delhi Since February 9.7.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch to mid-December.
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To prevent malaria, BMC screens kin of patients in Mumbai 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
To prevent malaria, BMC screens kin of patients in Mumbai
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NASA invites citizen scientists to track mosquitoes; aims to predict the spread of Zika, Malaria 4.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
NASA has invited citizen scientists to help track mosquitoes to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria. People can help track mosquitoes by downloading an app called GLOBE Observer, and then collect data over the summer using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in the app. The app guides users through the process of identifying and eliminating mosquito breeding sites. "We do not have enough information on the geographic distribution of mosquito and time-variation in their populations. If a lot of people participated in this citizen science initiative worldwide, it will help fill in gaps and that would help our work," said Assaf Anyamba, a scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the US. From 2017 to 2018, researchers studied Western Europe, a place not typically known for mosquito disease outbreaks. The teams blended the citizen science data with NASA satellite observations of land surface temperatures, humidity, soil moisture, ...
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NASA invites citizens to help them track mosquitoes 3.7.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
More citizen science data from more areas of the world could help it track mosquitoes, the US space agency noted.
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46 malaria cases in Delhi, 50% more than dengue infection count 2.7.2018 DNA: Top News
At least six fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 46, according to a municipal report released on Monday. Only two fresh cases of dengue, another vector-borne disease, were reported in Delhi between June 23-30, meaning malaria continues to spread faster than dengue in the national capital. Of the 46 malaria cases, 25 were reported in June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the total 30 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and eight in June, according to the report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The SDMC tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the entire city. Two fresh cases of chikungunya have been reported in the last week of June, taking its total to 16. "Both dengue and malaria have different carriers. Therefore, it is not unusual for malaria cases to be ...
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Speak up Delhi: Monsoons bring back the fear of vector-borne diseases in Capital 2.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As the monsoon season arrives, so does all the problems associated with it. The major ones being the potholes on the roads and mosquitoes that cause vector-borne diseases. Many roads in the national Capital have the pits that are overlooked and are now becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes thus causing diseases. More than 40 cases of malaria and 14 cases of chikungunya have already been reported in the city till June 23, and despite this, the open pits on roads and construction sites are left ignored. The season for the vector-borne diseases typically starts in mid-July and lasts till November-end. In order to take precautionary measures, the government has directed all hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 20 per cent. Of the total 40 malaria cases, 19 were reported on June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the 28 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and six in June, according to the ...
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Diet Tips For Monsoon: Here's How You Can Keep Yourself From Getting Sick 30.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
We tell you some monsoon health and diet tips to ensure that you do not get sick and enjoy it more.
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Monsoon arrival: L-G Anil Baijal directs agencies to intensify vector-... 29.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Monsoon arrival: L-G Anil Baijal directs agencies to intensify vector-...
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AMC seals plastic manufacturing unit 26.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The health department of AMC, on Monday, sealed a plastic manufacturing unit for making plastic below the permitted grade. Naresh Plastic in India Colony, operating for the last five months, was producing plastic items of below 50 micron. "The unit operator had violated the rules, hence we have seized five machines and sealed the unit," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. AMC reported 319 cases of malaria, 977 cases of gastroenteritis, 348 cases of jaundice in June. Article ...
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Malaria spreading faster than dengue in city, says SDMC report 26.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
No fresh case of chikungunya was reported this past week
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Malaria Spreading Faster Than Dengue In Delhi, Says Report 25.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
At least 11 fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, pushing the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 40, according to a municipal...
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High alert against spread of communicable diseases 24.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Cleaning activities, drives to eradicate mosquitos being taken up
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Create awareness to prevent malaria: Bhat 23.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
MLA inaugurates ‘malaria prevention month’
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‘No malaria case since 2017 in Mysuru’ 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
S. Chidambar, District Vector Borne Diseases Control Officer, said that not a single malaria case has been reported in Mysuru district since two year
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Tribal people can breathe easy now 21.6.2018 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
E-sub-centres will offer total solutions, consultant tells govt.
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Ahmedabad: Heat stroke claimed two lives last week 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Two people died of heat stroke in the city last week, taking the total number of heat-related deaths this season to three. "When heat exhaustion is not addressed, heat stroke can follow. Untreated heat stroke cases lead to death. Although there were no heat wave conditions, prolonged heat exposure results in heat exhaustion," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. Malaria and dengue on the rise: At a time when the civic body and the state government have intensified their efforts to rid the city of malaria, the disease appears to be on the rise with 99 cases reported in just the last week. The threat of vector-borne diseases also looms large, especially with the monsoon setting in. The city also witnessed fresh cases of dengue and chikungunya last week. According to the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the city reported 253 cases of vector-borne diseases in the first 16 days of June. Of them, 246 cases of malaria, two falciparum, four dengue and one ...
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Spurt in dengue cases in city 19.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
43 patients tested positive in May against 19 in April
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