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Dengue in Jammu: 88 test positive in 11 days; 336 cases reported since July 18.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
As many as 88 people were tested positive for dengue during the past 11 days here, taking the total number of such patients in the state since July to 336, officials said. Out of the 88 tested positive for dengue since October 7, 71 are residents of the Jammu district, seven of Sabma, six Kathua, two Udhampur and one each of Rajouri and Doda districts, they said. At 292, Jammu has recorded the highest number of cases since July, when it was first reported this year. It was followed by Kathua (12), Samba (11), Rajouri, Udhampur, Doda (six each), and Poonch and Kishtwar (one each), the officials said. They said one case of dengue was reported from Kashmir. The officials said 2,023 tests were conducted till yesterday and so far 336 people including 111 children and 84 women were tested positive for dengue, while 268 reports are still awaited. However, there was no fresh case of swine flu which claimed three lives in the Jammu region since July, the officials said. Hea
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Plethora of diseases threaten to mar festivities 18.10.2017 Hindu: News
Doctors ask people to stay away from Diwali pollution, urge them to take precautionary measures
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No side effects in Nilavembu: TN health minister 18.10.2017
Chennai: Rubbishing the reports in a section of the media that Nilavembu kashayam causes infertility, state health minister Dr Vijayabaskar on Tuesday insisted that the herbal decoction has been tested scientifically and proved effective against several types of fevers, including Dengue and Chickungunya. "People should not believe in baseless rumours that Nilavembu kashayam will cause side effects. This herbal medicine has been tested well and used widely in many countries", the minister said, responding to reports in a section of the media that the use of this medicine could lead to infertility. Elaborating on the good caused by the herbal medicine in the treatment of fevers, the minister said it had been approved for public use by Jayalalithaa during her tenure as Chief Minister when Chickungunya broke out. "We will continue to make elaborate arrangements to distribute Nilavembu kudineer to the public. Also, the government hospitals have been instructed to ensure proper hydration of ...
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Dengue cases in Hyderabad on rise due to continuous rainfall 17.10.2017

Hyderabad: Continuous rainfall over the past few days has sent dengue numbers soaring in Hyderabad, doctors said, on Tuesday.

"There are a lot of Chikungunya and dengue cases and continuous rain has given way to viral flu," said a doctor at a local hospital, Doctor Shankar.

He added that the stagnant water has led to mosquito breeding, thus, further aggravating the problem.

One of the patients at a hospital said many people have been complaining of health issues due to the weather change.

"My child is suffering from fever from the past one week, people are unable to use roads due to severe waterlogging and there is heavy traffic," said a resident.

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Bengaluru: First came the deluge, now comes the disease 17.10.2017
With the rains showing no signs of letting up, there has been an outbreak of vector-borne and water-borne diseases across the city. There have been 4,990 cases of dengue and 116 cases of chikungunya since January in Bengaluru alone. Experts blame it on the lack of awareness among people and the general apathy of the BBMP when it comes to keeping the city clean. The problem needs to be dealt with on a war footing. Joyeeta Chakravorty and Chandrashekar G report. First the deluge and then the disease. Having received a record rainfall, the highest in 115 years this monsoon, which has left its roads and homes flooded and even washed away a few people , Bengaluru is now witnessing the inevitable outbreak of disease. With rain water refusing to run off in some localities with their blocked drains and large potholes, there is a bigger than usual influx of mosquitoes and a spike in vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya. People are also coming down with gastroenteritis, typhoid and jaundice, leaving ...
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Dengue claims two more lives 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
Two more persons, including a 26-year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the Capital, even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has risen to 5,220, as...
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Vector-borne diseases spread tentacles 17.10.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh, October 16

Dengue and chikungunya have started tightening their grip around Punjab with a large number of cases being reported from the state in the past two months.

According to the latest statistics compiled by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, so far more than 3,500 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported. Besides, around 9,000 suspected cases of dengue have also been reported in this season so far. — TNS

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Dengue snuffs out two more lives 17.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 16 Two more persons, including a 26 -year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the city even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has reached 5,220, according to a municipal report released today. The mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on August 1. Rhoda Daimai, who was living in Sarita Vihar, South Delhi, died on August 27 of septicaemia and other ensuing complications while 49-year-old Meena Devi, hailing from Bihar, died of dengue on September 2, the report said. Civic bodies said Daimai was a resident of a village in Manipur and had come to Delhi seeking treatment while Meena lived in Karawal Nagar in East Delhi. While Meena also died at SGRH, Rhoda succumbed at Holy Family Hospital. The number of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded in the city till October 14 at 1,062 and 683, ...
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33 new dengue cases 14.10.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 13

As many as 33 fresh dengue cases have surfaced from the city. The total count of confirmed dengue patients has now gone up to 183. The high-risk area from where the maximum cases are being reported is Mundian. Two new cases of chikungunya have also been confirmed.

District epidemiologist, Dr Ramesh, said people should be careful. They should not let water collect in and around their houses, he added.

“We are regularly educating people regarding symptoms and precautions of dengue. Stress is being laid in the high-risk areas. One can report a suspected case of dengue to nearest government dispensary/hospital or at the Civil Surgeon Office control room phone No. 0161-2444193,” he said.

“Test for dengue is being done free of cost at the Civil Hospital in the city,” he added.

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Delhi district courts lawyers will go on strike tomorrow 12.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital will go on a day-long strike tomorrow to protest against alleged misconduct of some judges. "The reasons for calling a complete strike are misconduct of judges with litigants and huge corruption in the judiciary. We have already given the names of erring judges to the High Court but no action has been taken so far," advocate Jaiveer Singh Chauhan, Secretary General of the coordination committee of Delhi bar associations, said. In a unanimous resolution adopted by the Coordination Committee of all District Court Bar Associations here, it was alleged that some judges were repeatedly misbehaving with the lawyers by treating them as subordinates. The strike is likely to paralyse work in all six district courts at Patiala House, Rohini, Saket, Tis Hazari, Dwarka and Karkardooma. Yesterday, the lawyers at the Tis Hazari Court had also gone on a strike to protest against the alleged "rude behaviour" of a ...
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Nuh residents to get free insecticide nets 12.10.2017 The Tribune

Nuh residents to get free insecticide nets

Chandigarh, October 11

Health Minister Anil Vij said that 1.74 lakh insecticide nets would be given away free of cost to control vector-borne diseases in Nuh district. As many as 142 high-risk villages have been identified for this purpose.

The minister said that insecticide nets had been received from the Central Government and soon they would be distributed among residents. He said that due to proximity to Delhi, cases of malaria were found to be more in Mewat area as compared to other areas of the state during recent years.

Vij said that 72,000 RDT kits had also been sent to Nuh district for rapid testing of blood in case of diseases such as malaria, chikungunya, dengue and others. “The report of the test conducted on RDT kits can be obtained in 15-20 minutes. As per requirement, such kits have also been provided to Palwal and Yamunanagar districts,” he said.—TNS

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Vector-borne diseases keep Health Dept on toes 10.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, October 9  With the rise in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases, the possibility of an outbreak of these two diseases looms large over Patiala.  As many as 366 cases of dengue and 61 cases of chikungunya were reported in the district, which is now keeping the Patiala Health Department on its toes. While dengue cases have started coming in from July, chikungunya cases have been reported from August onwards.  Though the Health Department has already deployed a rapid response team and a surveillance team in the city to treat patients, the increasing number has become a cause of concern for the authorities. Now, they are taking precautionary measures to ensure that the diseases do not spread in other areas.  District Epidemiologist Dr Gurmanjeet Kaur said, “Dengue and chikungunya tests are done free of cost at government hospitals. Patients get treatment free of cost.”  She said the department had already carried out fogging in areas and the affected persons were getting ...
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Dengue cases cross 4,000 mark in Delhi 10.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi govt to bear all expenses on sportspersons as per new draft policy 7.10.2017 News
Kejriwal said a draft of the policy has been prepared and this programme will benefit the youths of rural areas
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Drug to fight Chikungunya discovered by IIT Roorkee scientists 7.10.2017
Dehradun: Scientists at IIT-Roorkee have found that a commonly used deworming drug has anti-viral properties and could lead to new therapies against Chikungunya- a deadly, mosquito-borne disease. Currently, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs available to cure Chikungunya, and the treatment is focussed on relieving the symptoms associated with the infection. "Our research has shown that piperazine, a drug existing in the market, is successful in curbing the spread and replication of the Chikungunya virus in a lab setting," said Shailly Tomar, a professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand. "We are currently testing the molecule on animals and hope to take this to clinical trials soon," said Tomar, who headed the research project. Piperazine is a drug commonly used in deworming treatments against roundworm and pinworm. Scientists, using their expertise in virology and structure biology, discovered antiviral potential of piperazine and determined the ...
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IIT-Roorkee finds drug to fight chikungunya 7.10.2017 The Tribune
Dehradun, October 6 Scientists at IIT-Roorkee have found that a commonly used deworming drug has anti-viral properties and could lead to new therapies against Chikungunya — a deadly mosquito-borne disease. Currently, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs available to cure Chikungunya, and the treatment is focussed on relieving the symptoms associated with the infection. “Our research has shown that piperazine, a drug existing in the market, is successful in curbing the spread and replication of the Chikungunya virus in a lab setting,” said Shailly Tomar, a professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee. “We are currently testing the molecule on animals and hope to take this to clinical trials soon,” said Tomar, who headed the research project. Piperazine is a drug commonly used in deworming treatments against roundworm and pinworm. Scientists, using their expertise in virology and structure biology, discovered the antiviral potential of piperazine and determined the mechanism of inhibition ...
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Drug to fight Chikungunya virus identified by IIT Roorkee scientists 6.10.2017 News
Chikungunya is becoming a major public health concern with many people being affected by it year after year
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Love jihad a fact in Kerala: Yogi Adityanath 5.10.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Most of the victims of political violence belong to Dalit and backward communities, says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
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Seminar on dengue prevention held 5.10.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 4

To apprise students of swine flu and dengue menace, a seminar was held at the Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Ladowali Road. Dr RS Randhawa and Dr Satish Sood addressed the gathering.

The district epidemiologist, while emphasising on prevalence of dengue, said the dengue mosquito primarily bred in coolers, fridges, trays and water utensils so these should be cleaned.

Teams of the health department also held a seminar on preventing dengue at the Civil Hospital.

District IDSP coordinator, Dr Preetkamal said, “We can prevent dengue and chikungunya with small interventions.”Emphasis was given on not to ignore unresolved fever, sore throat and chest infection. The district epidemiologist also said in case of severity of problem, advice should be sought from a medical specialist. He said one should not visit crowded places and always cover his mouth and nose before coughing and sneezing.

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‘Love jihad’ a realityin Kerala: Adityanath 4.10.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Jihadism, Lal Salaam alien to State’
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