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Category: Diseases :: Water-borne
Last updated: Aug 20 2017 01:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Doctors advise precautions to avoid diseases 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Heavy downpour has led to water logging and overflowing drains, making the city prone to diseases. Gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, fever are common during rains. Experts advise people to take precautionary measures to avoid bacterial infections and communicable diseases that are likely during water logging. "Although mosquito larva gets washed away, there are chances that pure water may get mixed with contaminated water, especially if pipes have leaked. People should drink boiled and cooled water," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer, BBMP. He added that hot and properly preserved food should be consumed. Dr Prakash Kumar, Deputy Director of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), said diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, vomiting are common during this time He said, "People tend to buy canned water. They should ensure that the bottles are properly sealed with a seal or label on them. There are cases where borewell water is used instead of drinking water in these ...
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 15.8.2017 Zee News : World
The country ranked 179th out of 188 countries on the UN Development Programme`s 2016 Human Development Index, a basket of data combining life expectancy, education and income and other factors.
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Reuters Health News Summary 15.8.2017 DNA: Health
Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism India's health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health program by 25 percent after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters.
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17 Yemeni civilians killed in roadside bomb blast 14.8.2017 Zee News : South Asia
The impoverished Arab country is also suffering the world's largest cholera outbreak, where about 5,000 cases are reported every day.
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312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital 14.8.2017 Zee News : World
Sierra Leone was one of the west African nations hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 that left more than 4,000 people dead in the country, and it has struggled to revive its economy since the crisis.
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Over 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, flooding 14.8.2017 TimesOfIndia
At least 312 people were killed on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones. Reports said a section of a hill in the Regent area of the city had partially collapsed, exacerbating the disaster.
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312 dead, 2,000 homeless as mudslides, flooding sweep Sierra Leone 14.8.2017 Latest News
Bodies were carried away, houses submerged, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud, corpses
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Cholera cases soar past half-million in Yemen, kill 2,000: WHO 14.8.2017 Latest News
More than 15 million people in the country have no access to basic healthcare
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Adequate arrangements made for effective treatment of swine 14.8.2017 DNA: Health
The Uttar Pradesh government today said that adequate arrangements have been made for effective treatment of swine flu in the state, an official said.
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UN declares Somalia free of polio 14.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free.
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Corporation holds medical camp for migrants 14.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Over 650 labourers turn up; health cards issued to all participants
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Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study 13.8.2017 News
A compound found in these beverages can boost the immune system
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Need for ethical, equitable organ donation programme: Experts (August 13 is World Organ Donation Day) 13.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With organ donation in India continuing to be as low as 0.3 per million population, leading health experts have called for an 'ethical and equitable' organ donation programme in India so that the benefits could reach the truly needy.
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Cheque bounce case: Prakash Industries Ltd's MD gets 1-year jail term 13.8.2017 News
A Delhi court directed Prakash Industries and its MD V P Aggarwal to pay Rs 5 cr each to SIAL, SIFCL
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Cirrhosis : Basics and laboratory diagnosis 12.8.2017 Kangla Online
Cirrhosis : Basics and laboratory diagnosis
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Delhi to form panel to check deaths while cleaning sewers 12.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hours after the death of two brothers while cleaning a sewage treatment plant of a city mall, Delhi Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam directed the department officials to form a "vigilance committee" to stop such incidents in the future.
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Gorakhpur tragedy: 30 children die in medical college, Yogi govt says 7 12.8.2017 Latest News
17 children had died in the neo-natal ward, 8 in general ward
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Let's get inked with care 11.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Youngsters today love to experiment with their looks and many have started indulging in body art and piercings. Although it is fashionable and beautiful, tattooing is a form of art that can prove fatal to your health. Getting pierced or tattooed without appropriate precaution could give you hepatitis. Hepatitis B and C are some of the major causes of infections and death around the world. The hepatitis virus can be transmitted through unsterilised or reused needles. Hepatitis B is highly infectious and even 0.03 ml blood is sufficient to spread the virus. The dangers If you are a regular customer at roadside beauty parlours or saloon, then you need to be cautious as the virus can spread even through the use of unsterilised and reused blades. The virus can be transmitted through shaving blades especially if the infected person has suffered a cut and the wound is open. Hepatitis B and C are fatal because of the permanent liver damage they cause with an increased probability of liver cancer. It doesn't just ...
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120 affected by enteric diseases in East Burdwan 11.8.2017 DNA: Health
At least 120 persons were affected by enteric diseases in Purbasthali block of East Burdwan district during the past three days, Chief Medical Officer of Health Pranab Roy said today.
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UNICEF: Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid 11.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
New York, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, the United Nations children's agency said.
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