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Disease detectives 14.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
Usha Albuquerque In the recent past, India has seen outbreaks of various emerging and re-emerging diseases in different parts of the country whether dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu, or the more common malaria, typhoid, cholera etc. High pollution and poor air quality levels across north India is adding to our health problems, requiring a sophisticated response for prevention and control of these diseases.  This is where Epidemiology comes in. It is a study of the distribution and causes of diseases in populations of humans and animals, specifically how, when and where they occur, so as to manage and control the incidence of such epidemics. Epidemiologists attempt to solve, prevent and control these health problems by studying what factors are associated with diseases (risk factors), and what factors may protect people or animals against disease (protective factors). The science of epidemiology was first developed to discover and understand possible causes of contagious diseases like smallpox, typhoid ...
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Health Dept gears up to tackle Japanese Encephalitis 14.2.2018 The Tribune

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 13

With climate getting warmer with each passing day, the Health Department has geared up for combating vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya. However, with one confirmed case of Japanese encephalitis (JE), reported from Sangrur, the department has started creating awareness among the masses related to Japanese encephalitis.

Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh said the department was giving training to health workers and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) regarding vector-borne diseases along with measures to tackle JE. “Residents are vulnerable to JE because of large influx of migrants. JE is more prevalent in Bihar and UP,” he said.

Dr Ramesh said the disease leads to infection in brain caused by JE virus, which spreads through mosquitoes. The infection results in inflation of the brain and the symptoms may include headache, vomiting, fever and seizures.

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AAP govt failed on all fronts, say Oppn parties 12.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 11 Both the BJP and the Congress today lashed out at the AAP government claiming the party under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has only “failed” people on every counts while rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra termed its three years tenure as nothing short of being a complete “governance failure”. DPCC president Ajay Maken questioned the ruling party’s “vikas” rallies wondering the basis on which the government in the city is celebrating its tenure claiming “the Delhi has seen little development over the past three years”. “Pollution has crossed the danger levels, kilometers of traffic jam, broken streets, people dying due to dengue and chikungunya, alarming conditions of hospitals, increased Metro fares and non-implementation of VI phase of the Metro, decreasing number of buses in DTC fleet, protesting safai karamcharis for their salaries, decreasing standard of education in Delhi, ruining traders and workers due to sealing, speaks about the three years story of ...
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Promising malaria drug has a striking drawback: It turns urine vivid blue 10.2.2018 News
Methylene blue, a dye, can kill the malaria parasites in the gametocyte stage, the point at which mosquitoes pick it up from human blood and pass it on to new victims
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Mosquito menace troubles Vijayawada residents 10.2.2018
VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada residents are afraid of the dark as mosquito menace in the city has begun with the end of winter. The city and its outskirts are going through a mosquitoe menace which can cause severe diseases like Malaria, Typhoid, Dengue and Chikungunya.  Even people living in posh areas are spending lakhs for sanitation. The municipal administration is however trying to get the best rank in Swacch Survekshan. Stagnant drain water filled with overgrown weed, unoccupied lands filled with garbage; garbage-clogged residential areas have became hotspots for mosquito breeding. Due to mosquito attacks, citizens are bedridden with diseases. Children are also suffering from viral fevers and TD senior leader Gali Muddu Krishnamanaidu also died due to Dengue recently, which shows the condition of the city and its surroundings.  People are dependant on mosquito coils, electrical refills and mosquito repellents to ward off mosquitos. Residents of Penamalur, Poranki, Kamiah Topu, Suryaraopet, ...
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Seven-year-old girl succumbs to dengue and typhoid at Chandigarh PGI 9.2.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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‘For heaven’s sake, do your duty’: Delhi HC slams govt over dengue menace 2.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Mosquito in the ointment 30.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
A U.K.-based biotechnology company is planning a large-scale trial release of modified A. aegypti moquitoes in Maharashtra though the method has not been conclusively tested for its safety or efficacy to control wild populations of the insect vector. By P.K. RAJAGOPALAN
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Kerala Science Congress concludes 30.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Focal theme lectures highlight researches on viruses, infectious diseases
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Delhi Dengue: Two more cases in January, total five 29.1.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Two fresh cases of dengue in Delhi in January; total reaches 5 29.1.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, January 29 At least two fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week in the city, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this month to five. Earlier, three cases of dengue had been reported in Delhi between January 13 and 20. Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. “Two fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the last week, till January 27. However, no cases of malaria or chikungunya have been reported,” according to a municipal report released on Monday. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the entire city. The vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people here in 2017. Five of the 10 victims were not Delhi residents, but had died in the national capital. The official toll ...
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Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats: study 28.1.2018 HBL: Home

Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you are ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched as a study claims that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of

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Mosquitoes may remember smells of hosts: Study 28.1.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Study claims mosquitoes can remember human smell 28.1.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviours may be abandoned, no matter how sweet they are.
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Mosquitoes remember smell as well as swats of human beings: study 28.1.2018
New York: Your grandmother's insistence that you receive more bug bites because you are 'sweeter' may not be that far-fetched as a study claims that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US said dopamine is a key mediator of this process. Mosquitoes use this information and incorporate it with other stimuli to develop preferences for a particular vertebrate host species, and, within that population, certain individuals, they said. However, the study also proved that even if an individual is deemed delicious-smelling, a mosquito's preference can shift if that person's smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation. Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviours may be abandoned, no matter how sweet they are, according to the study published in the journal Current Biology. The researchers said mosquitoes exhibit a trait known as aversive learning by training female ...
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Dengue, viral fever make early entry to city 27.1.2018 Hindu: Home
‘At least three confirmed cases have been reported till January 20’
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Bill Gates backs Central America malaria elimination plan with USD 31 million 25.1.2018 Newsmakers | The Asian Age
New money would also help leverage more than $100 million in domestic financing and $39 million of existing donor money in region by 2022.
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Bill Gates backs Central America malaria elimination plan with USD 31 million 25.1.2018
London: Philanthropist Bill Gates promised $31 million on Wednesday as part of a new Central America malaria elimination fund aimed at wiping out the disease in seven of the region"s countries and the Dominican Republic. In a joint plan with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Carlos Slim Foundation, Gates said the Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative (RMEI) would bring a total of $83.6 million in new funds "to ensure malaria remains a top health and development priority despite dwindling numbers of cases". The new money would also help leverage more than $100 million in domestic financing and $39 million of existing donor money in the region by 2022, the philanthropist"s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said in a statement. Although Central America has seen a more than 90 percent drop in malaria cases since 2000, progress against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled and several countries in the region still have significant problems with malaria. According to the ...
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Delhi’s Solid Waste Management Bye-Laws focus on individual accountability 24.1.2018 Downtoearth
By emphasisng on segregating waste and making the generator accountable, the bye-laws have taken a stride towards improving waste management scenario in Delhi
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Vector biting hard, civic body reports 51 cases in January 23.1.2018 DNA: Top News
A weekly health report of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) suggests an unusual rise in the vector-borne diseases. The health department of the civic body, on Monday, reported 51 vector-borne cases within 20 days of the month. Generally, the vector-borne diseases appear during monsoon and post-monsoon period. The vector-borne diseases have affected 11,944 people in city. The season of vector-borne diseases ranges from June to late October. According to the official release of the health department, the first chikungunya case of the year was reported only in the last week. Eight cases of dengue were reported for the first 20 days of the month, including three fresh cases of last week. 26 cases of malaria were reported at private and government-run hospitals within city limits and 16 cases of falciparum were reported during the same period. Also, 581 cases of water-borne cases were reported, which included 363 cases of gastroenteritis, 112 cases of jaundice and 106 cases of typhoid. Most of the ...
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