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Kochi: High tech tools to help rapid diagnostics of diseases 28.7.2019
KOCHI: At a time when outbreaks of chikungunya, dengue and nipah diseases threaten the population in a big way, experts say that the absence of rapid diagnostic tests to identify the strain at molecular level is hampering specific treatment for the diseases early on so as to lessen the pain and save lives. "Generally symptomatic treatment is given to viral diseases at the first level. The major constraint of this treatment is that the doctor will not be able to identify the viral load in the blood sample of the patient. Based on the current developments in molecular biology, all the advanced countries have developed molecular labs for detecting the virus at the early phase using PCR (polymerised chain reaction) Technology. It is a paradox that Kerala does not have such a diagnostic facility for detecting viral strain using molecular tools," says Dr C. Mohan Kumar, Director, SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development (SIBBR&D), Kochi. With the objective to ...
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Stay away from diseases this monsoon 24.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
While the monsoon brings a welcome relief from the scorching heat, it also brings along a whole lot of diseases. Just be careful you don’t catch any of these.
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Delhi govt, civic bodies brace up as dengue season kicks in 8.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Delhi govt, civic bodies brace up as dengue season kicks in
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Delhi govt, civic bodies brace up as dengue season kicks in 8.7.2019 PTI: All news
Delhi govt, civic bodies brace up as dengue season kicks in
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Union Health Minister reviews preparedness against waterborne diseases in Delhi 4.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan along with the officials from the Delhi government will embark on three-day visit to various houses next week.
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AAP govt fully prepared to deal with dengue, chikungunya cases: Arvind 20.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
At least 13 dengue cases have been reported in Delhi so far this year, according to a municipal report released on June 10.
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Tura on verge of facing malaria-Dengue outbreak 14.5.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: Hundreds of paint cans and old tyres filled with water abandoned across Tura town has become a major breeding ground for mosquito larvae that causes malaria and dengue, raising concern of medical experts. People in several localities had taken part in a major facelift of the town in January sprucing up their respective areas with […]
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Dr Kalpana Baruah in WHO’s Vector Control Advisory Group 18.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
Dr Kalpana Baruah in WHO’s Vector Control Advisory Group
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Acute encephalitis syndrome claims 180 lives till Dec 10 15.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Acute encephalitis syndrome claims 180 lives till Dec 10
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Dengue threat continues, 25 found positive in 4 days 10.12.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The 25 positive patients of Dengue have been found in the capital in the last four days. There are also 2 positive patients of Chikungunya. It was confirmed on Saturday’s report. On Saturday, out of the total 42 samples sent for dengue, 14 were positive and 28 samples were found negative. Similarly, out […]
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Zika virus spreading its tentacles in state 12.11.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The zika virus is spreading its tentacles in the state along with dengue and chikungunya. So far over 80 suspect cases of zika virus have been reported and the dreaded virus has claimed two lives in the state. In Bhopal, suspect cases of zika virus have been identified. The suspect cases of zika […]
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Marathi music composer Yeshwant Deo dies 31.10.2018 PTI: All news
Marathi music composer Yeshwant Deo dies
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Dengue cases jump to 1020; 52 pc of them recorded in Oct 23.10.2018 PTI: All news
Dengue cases jump to 1020; 52 pc of them recorded in Oct
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Zika cases rise to 86 in Jaipur; Centre sends ICMR team for vector control 17.10.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Of the total affected 86 people, 23 are pregnant women, said a health ministry official.
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6 more patients of dengue and chikungunya found in city 17.9.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, On Friday, six patients of dengue and chikungunya were again found in the city.Dengue has been confirmed in five patients. Apart from this, a patient of Chikungunya was found. So far, the number of dengue cases has reached 25 in September. However, the number of dengue patients is still lower compared to previous […]
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Delhi: This monsoon season, national capital reports 128 malaria, 64 dengue cases 14.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
At least 40 cases of malaria have been reported in the first 11 days of August in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the city this season to 128, according to the latest municipal report. Two cases of malaria were reported in February, one each in April and March, 17 in May, 25 in June, 42 in July and 40 till August 11, according to the report released yesterday by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the city. Of the total 64 dengue cases this season, 15 were reported till August 11, 19 were reported in July, six in January, three in February, one in March, two in April, 10 in May and eight in June. Four fresh cases of chikungunya have also been reported in the last week, taking the total number of people affected this season to 41. A senior doctor at a government-run facility said both dengue and malaria have different carriers. Therefore, it is not unusual for malaria cases to be reported in larger ...
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‘Malaria cases declining in Tripura’ 1.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Malaria cases declining in Tripura’
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North-East Briefcase 1.8.2018 The Shillong Times
Two militants arrested  in Manipur Imphal: Two militants were arrested by police from two different places in Manipur, a police officer said on Tuesday. Two active cadres of proscribed militant outfit People Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive) group were arrested by police yesterday, a press release issued by the PRO of Manipur Police said. One […]
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Malaria on the rise in National Capital with 13 new cases in past week 31.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
At least 13 fresh cases of malaria were reported by the various MCDs in the civic body last week, thus taking the total count of people affected by the disease to 88. The total number of cases of dengue and chikungunya reported by July 28 are 49 and 35, respectively, higher than last week's numbers. Doctors and authorities fear that the cases will rise in the coming days because of waterlogging at various locations caused by incessant rains in the past few days. While malaria is showing a significant rise, six new cases of dengue and one of chikungunya were recorded in the week. There have been 42 cases of malaria in July, as compared to May and June when there were only 17 and 25 cases, respectively. Dengue cases have risen from 10 and eight for dengue in May and June, respectively, to 19 and nine and three for chikungunya to 19 in July. "With the amount of rainfall in the last few days, we have seen a sudden rise in the number of malaria cases," says Dr SP Byotra, Head of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram ...
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Delhi government to issue orders to private hospitals to increase bed capacity 20.7.2018 DNA: India
The Delhi government will issue an order to all the private hospitals and nursing homes to increase beds to cater to patients suffering from vector-borne diseases, in view of the monsoon season. In addition, 500 fever clinics would be established in different healthcare facilities across the national Capital to deal with the cases of vector-borne diseases. A meeting was held on Wednesday to review the preparedness and status of the actions taken for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and seasonal influenza. A special emphasis was on the across the border transmission of vector-borne diseases. "A good intersectoral cross-border coordination would be in place so that, if, there was an increasing trend of vector-borne diseases in any of the neighbouring states and districts, timely control measures could be taken in other adjoining areas like Sonipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar," the statement ...
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