User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Borne-Diseases
Last updated: Aug 19 2017 01:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Kala-azar: The disease that just won’t go away 19.8.2017 Hindu: Other States
Around 3,000 people afflicted with kala-azar come in the way of India declaring itself free of the scourge, reports Jacob Koshy as he tracks down patients in West Bengal
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Set up designated swine flu wards: Centre to hospitals, Delhi 18.8.2017 DNA: Health
The Union health ministry today asked Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain and all central government-run hospitals to set up designated swine flu wards and issue an advisory to chemists across the city to ensure adequate stock of drugs to treat vector-borne diseases.
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses: Study 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 : Attention people, your first and only preference should be clean drinking water, as a study has warned that cloudy drinking water is linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness.
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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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Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides 18.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
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.
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Myriad factors plague communities 17.8.2017 Hindu: Other States
Unsanitary conditions aggravate an already encephalitis-prone region
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Lake in Bengaluru spews 'toxic froth' 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As the citys Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth raising concerns among residents in its vicinity, Karnataka Chief Minister today said the problem will be solved in one or two years. Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. Videos showing cars being engulfed by a large pack of froth, purportedly taken near Bellandur lake, have now gone viral. The residents nearby the lake are the worst hit with froth flying all over the area and strong stench emerging from the polluted water. Residents who complain about coming in contact with toxic froth flying all around, have expressed fear about them developing disease. Speaking to reporters in Delhi about the frothing lakes in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said government is taking all necessary actions. When pointed out about it being a long standing issue, he said "it is there...it will be solved in one ...
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Flood: Sierra Leone mourns 100 kids among dead 17.8.2017 TimesOfIndia
Sierra Leone began a week of mourning on Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural disasters.
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Cloudy water risks your stomach health 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : 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.
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Cloudy water risks your stomach health 17.8.2017 DNA: Health
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.
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Plea in NGT on rise of encephalitis in Gorakhpur 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Close on the heels of the death of several children in a Gorakhpur hospital, a plea was mentioned before a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, with allegations of contaminated gro...
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Gorakhpur BRD hospital: A medicare hub that raises a stink 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Garbage, clogged drains a concern
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Residents live in constant fear of water-borne diseases 17.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
With sump water getting contaminated in Koramangala and other parts of the city, including Wilson Garden and HSR Layout, residents and health officials are on high alert to prevent the spread of water...
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Health hazards during water logging 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The heavy downpour on Tuesday has made the city prone to an epidemic outbreak. According to doctors, the overflow of the drains would leave rodents and dirt near the premises of the houses. Diseases like typhoid, cholera, fever among others are common during the time. Experts in the city have asked people to take precautionary measures to avoid infections and communicable diseases that may occur during the time of water logging. "Although mosquito larva gets washed away, there are chances that drinking water may get mixed with contaminated water, especially if the pipes have leaked. People should drink water after boiling and cooling it," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer, BBMP. Rashes on skin may also occur due to contact with contaminated water, doctors cautioned asking people to have a bath if they come in contact with stench or contaminated water. They also advised people to eat hot food and properly preserved food to avoid infection. They said that people should keep their houses and its ...
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Sierra Leone mudslide: 600 still missing in Freetown, thousands become homeless 16.8.2017 Zee News : World
Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response.
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Get detoxifying mantra right after festivities 16.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
After enjoying the long weekend, it is time to flush out the toxins. Drink warm lime water with honey every morning and opt for steamed or stir-fried vegetables to detoxify, say experts.
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UP: Docs to be deployed in flood-hit areas to check spread of 16.8.2017 DNA: Health
Teams of medical professionals will be deployed in the flood-hit areas of Uttar Pradesh to check outbreak and spread of diseases, once the water recedes, state health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said today.
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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Why can’t the government provide a higher income for farmers? M.S. Swaminathan 16.8.2017 Hindu: Interview
Fifty years since the Green Revolution, the architect of the reform highlights the crisis facing Indian agriculture today
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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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