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Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef 19.8.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
IANS Sanaa The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. Deputy Representative of Unicef to Yemen Sherin Varkey told Efe news on Thursday that although the situation is easing ...
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Unpotable water supply irks consumers 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 The private water supply chain in Jammu catering to the needs of shopkeepers, small hotels, restaurants and inns is serving water filled from ‘unknown sources’ and charging consumers Rs 750 per month. Though the sellers claim that they get the water checked every six months from the Food and Supplies Department, they fail to answer if the water is fit for consumption and does not contain germs and bacteria. The consumption of this water at Nai Basti recently led to diarrhoea and vomiting among a few residents who complained that besides dirty water, the campers in which it was brought were filthy and broken. The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department supplies water to the sellers who in turn supply it to the shopkeepers. “In such circumstances, the six-monthly check-up of water is an eyewash. From what source the water is collected and distributed to us is not known,” said Ramesh Gupta, a mobile shop owner at Nai Basti. The owner of Aryan Sheetal Jal Company at ...
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses: Study 18.8.2017 thehansindia3913
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Project Replenish: water tips from a gated community 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
There recent spells of rain underline the importance of having rainwater harvesting systems in place much before the North-East Monsoon sets in. There may be something to be learnt from the water-management strategy of a residents’ association in South Chennai
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Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides 18.8.2017 national
At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. The Unicef representative in the country Hamid el-Bashir Ibrahim said the magnitude of the damage was unprecedented and many children were left homeless, terrified and vulnerable, Efe news agency reported. In a report, Unicef explained that it had supplied water and sanitary resources to the affected families and had distributed supplies such as medicine, plastic tarps and gloves. The UN's humanitarian teams were making water storage tanks available to distribute to displaced people in order to avoid cholera and typhoid fever outbreaks, as many wells were contaminated ...
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Scarcity of drinking water in flood relief camps alleged 18.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Scarcity of drinking water in flood relief camps alleged
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Diarrhoea cases rise in Mumbai, say doctors 18.8.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has made huge claims of being full ready to tackle
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Reviving Najafgarh basin key to stop flooding in Gurgaon 18.8.2017 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
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Bihar Floods: Number Of Deaths Rises To 98; Health Department Launches Toll Free Number 104 18.8.2017 thehansindia3901
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses Study 18.8.2017 DNA: Health
Researcher Anneclaire De Roos from Drexel University in Philadelphia, US found associations between acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) and water turbidity, a term meaning cloudiness or opacity.
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Oppose Megedatu project, PMK tells Tamil Nadu government 18.8.2017
Chennai: PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday strongly opposed the consent of Tamil Nadu government"s counsel in the Supreme Court to allow Karnataka to build a dam across the Cauvery in Megedatu and described the move as "a betrayal". He said the state government should make it clear that it would oppose the project, during the next hearing in the Supreme Court. He also lashed out at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami"s announcement in Cuddalore that his government would set up a desalination project to solve the drinking water crisis. He charged that indiscriminate sand mining and lack of checkdams were the major reason for the water scarcity and added that desalination project would remain only on paper. During the hearing of Cauvery dispute in the Supreme Court, Karnataka had stated that water could be released to Tamil Nadu only if Megedatu dam is built and the judges too had concurred with the view. The counsel for Tamil Nadu had replied that there would be no objection to ...
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One more dies of swine flu 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Ludhiana: One more patient died of swine flu at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. The patient was a 52-year-old woman from Salem Tabri. The number of deaths from swine flu has reached eight. Meanwhile, a water sample failed the purity test. It had bacterial contamination. Three samples were collected from Guru Har Rai Nagar, Jalandhar bypass, where a diarrhoea outbreak was reported a few days ago. On Thursday, 33 new diarrhoea cases were reported in the area. TNS 2 bikers killed in accident Khanna: Two motorcyclists were killed a in an accident near here on Thursday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Jaswinder Singh and Karnail Singh, both residents of Ajner village.  They were going towards Mandi Gobindgarh. When they reached near Alour village on the Ludhiana-Rajpura road, the driver of a tractor coming from the opposite side lost control over it and hit the bike head-on. Both motorcyclists died on the spot. ASI Bakhshish Singh, investigating officer, said a case had been ...
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More rains, more cases of dengue 18.8.2017
Chennai: Rains in August were a welcome change from the sweltering heat in the last week of July, but the showers led to a steep increase in the number of dengue cases in Tamil Nadu. At least 1,500 new cases of dengue have been reported in Tamil Nadu in the past 10 days and the number would only see an increase if the rain God continues to show His mercy on the state. "We are witnessing around 150-200 out-patient cases of fever every day, out of which 15-20 of them have to be admitted as inpatients. Currently, dengue positive cases reported are 9 at Stanley Medical College Hospital, and a higher number of cases at Rajiv Gandhi General Government Hospital and Kilpauk Medical College," said Dr Ponnumbala Namasivayam, dean, Government Stanley Medical College Hospital. Neighbouring state, Kerala, which has recorded the highest number of dengue with around 15,612 cases and 25 deaths, is another reason for several districts of Tamil Nadu such as Coimbatore, Madurai, Theni, Toothukudi and ...
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Diarrhoea cases rise in Mumbai 18.8.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
BMC issues advisory; Kurla, Govandi, Khar, Kandivali worst affected.
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Yelakki banana becomes dear 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Arrivals have dwindled to less than 30% of the normal because of drought
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Sewage keeps 3K plants blooming at Otteri park 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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The health spin-off of PAP extension 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Groundwater the prime reason for dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad villages
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Neeri experts visit Kanhan WTP 17.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Crop insurance falls short of promise 17.8.2017 HBL: Home
It has not responded to a deficient monsoon this year. Its poor claims settlement record is also a cause for concern
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Study links cloudy water to stomach illness 17.8.2017
Washington: A new study has linked cloudy drinking water , even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness. In reviewing past studies from cities across North America and Europe, researcher Anneclaire De Roos found associations between acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) and water turbidity, a term meaning cloudiness or opacity. "More than 10 studies found a link between water turbidity and AGI incidence," De Roos said. "These results suggest that exposures through drinking water caused a low but detectable number of AGI cases in the regions and time periods studied. There is no clear, alternative explanation for the patterns of associations -- particularly when a similar pattern was seen multiple times." Acute gastrointestinal illness could be caused by waterborne pathogens like norovirus, Giardia, or Cryptosporidium and carry symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. Cases linked to water systems have been estimated at between 12 ...
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