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Drive to check dengue larvae, eight fined 9.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, June 8 In order to check mosquito breeding in the city, a team of health officials conducted inspections at various places here on Friday.  District Epidemiologist Gurmanjeet Kaur supervised residential colonies and various government offices in the city.  Inderjit Singh, sanitary inspector, Municipal Corporation, issued eight challans to the residents where dengue larvae were found. The team visited Baradari Stable, Baba Tobha Singh colony, Gobind Nagar, PRTC workshops, and Government Rajindra Medical College and Hostel. All these areas were sprayed with larvicides and people were made aware of the importance of Friday Dry Day for the prevention of dengue and chikungunya. Harish Malhotra, Civil Surgeon, said they were trying to make people aware that open utensils, containers or old goods kept in the open could become breeding ground for mosquitoes. He said no case of dengue was reported from the district so far. He said people must keep their surroundings clean to avoid ...
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Maharashtra govt identifies 452 dengue cases, warns doctors against failure to report them 7.6.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Africa turns into a disease basket 31.5.2018 Downtoearth
Climate change is likely to increase the spread and incidence of tropical diseases in Africa
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Labs seek patients’ Aadhaar details before giving reports 27.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 26 Some private laboratories in the city ask for Aadhaar card when a patient goes to collect his/her test reports. The move has come as jolt to patients, who are reluctant to share their Aadhaar number, which has all their personal information, including bank account details. When contacted, staff of one of the laboratory said Aadhaar details were asked if a patient is suffering for the notified diseases, including malaria, dengue, chikungunya and tuberculosis, for which data had to be submitted to the Health Department. “The data of positive patients is submitted to the Health Department,” said an attendant at the lab. Meanwhile, the front desk executive from another city-based laboratory in Kochar Market said they were not collecting Aadhaar cards from patients. “We are giving reports to patients without Aadhaar card while data of patients, who test positive for notified diseases, is being updated with the Health Department,” he added. When contacted Dr Ramesh, ...
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10 more swine flu cases in National Capital in one week 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The latest Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), a report by the Health Ministry reveals 10 new cases of swine flu in the national Capital in the week ending on May 13. This year, a total of 55 cases have been reported in Delhi and two people have lost their lives to the virus. The report also reveals 2,835 cases and 16 (recently updated from 12 after the new death audit report) deaths due to H1N1 fever in 2017 in Delhi as compared to only 193 cases and seven deaths in 2016. New cases started to appear in January when six cases were reported in the first week itself. The increased number of cases have caused new isolation wards being made at several hospitals in, whereas some hospitals are still using their swine flu wards as dengue/chikungunya wards. "We are prepared for the worst. All medicines, IVs are in stock and isolation wards and ICUs are available, too," said Dr VK Tiwari, Medical Superintendent, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The surge in cases had led the Delhi government to issue ...
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Among mosquito hotspots, Qutub Minar and AIIMS 22.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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New technology to detect chikungunya virus 21.5.2018 Downtoearth
Indian scientists have developed a biosensor technique, which can be used to develop a point of care device for rapid identification of the dreaded disease
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Why zoonotic diseases are fast spreading to humans 21.5.2018 Downtoearth
Infectious diseases that were once confined to animals in forests are now attacking human beings, at a faster pace
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Govt school holds dengue awareness event 19.5.2018 The Tribune

Ludhiana, May 18

On the directions of the district administration, National Dengue Day was observed at Government Senior Secondary School, Chak Kalan.

RP Bhatia, SMO of the Koomkalan block, said dengue prevention and control was everyone’s responsibility. He said dengue was a common viral disease spread by mosquito bite. It is transmitted by mosquito called Aedes Aegypti.

Rural Medical Officer Anand Malhotra further explained that dengue and chikungunya are preventable diseases and stressed upon the use of mosquito nets and repellents. — TNS

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Decoded: How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain 18.5.2018 The Shillong Times
New York, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya virus grabs to get inside cells and cause arthritis pain, a finding that could lead to ways to prevent or treat the disease as well as related viruses. The study, conducted over mice, identified the protein on cells called Mxra8 that is […]
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Woman diagnosed with dengue 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 15 A 37-year-old woman from Sector 37 here has been diagnosed with dengue. The incident came to light on Tuesday when pathology tests confirmed that the woman was suffering from dengue. The dengue case has surfaced barely a day before National Dengue Day. Soon after receiving the information, the Heath Department swung into action and carried out an intensive screening to check the breeding of mosquitoes. However, no breeding of aedes aegypti mosquito was found in the vicinity from where the dengue case was reported. However, the Health Department team imposed a fine on the dengue patient’s husband and a person living in the neighbourhood after lids of the overhead water tanks of their respective houses were found missing. The Heath Department maintained that it was not a fresh case of dengue. A health official said the woman suffered from chikungunya last year and at present she was suffering from typhoid. “When a patient suffers from such ailments, antibodies remain ...
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Letter to BS: Mosquitoes infect between 250 mn and 500 mn people every year 14.5.2018 All Opinion Stories
Newer technologies like releasing millions of genetically modified or bacteria embedded mosquitoes to reduce their numbers hope to bring the current crisis under control
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Students to join battle against mosquitoes 3.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Involve students in prevention, control of vector-borne diseases: DoE to schools
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Bellippadi Satish Rai passes away 3.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Bellippadi Satish Rai, 74, a noted medical practitioner in Siddhartha Layout in Mysuru, died in a private hospital in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Dr. Rai
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Admn begins fogging drive 25.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, April 24 Taking proactive measures, the Patiala district administration will start fogging in every lane of the city for the next one month to get rid of mosquitoes. Announcing the campaign, the administration said on every Friday, fogging would be done to tackle the menace. “Keeping in mind vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, the district administration is going to launch a campaign to make the city mosquito-free,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner Poonam Deep Kaur said after meeting health officials. Under the campaign, district administration and health officials will be going door to door to make residents of the city aware of preventive measures against the vector-borne diseases. Last year, the city recorded 2,434 cases of dengue, 31 cases of malaria and 110 cases of chikungunya. Moreover, cases were being under-reported as most of the patients usually avoid the test to confirm the disease once the fever subsides. “Fogging will continue for one month. ...
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Emerging infectious diseases in India: the scourge that could boost urban development 23.4.2018 Downtoearth
The rise of these infectious diseases is often described in terms of biological processes, but they cannot be reduced to just this dimension. A range of factors play a role, like urbanisation
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How dengue, chikungunya can give a new direction to urbanisation in India 23.4.2018 Latest News
What we mainly find is an inequality in disease management, particularly in large cities and the zones between them
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How India's urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The growing attention paid to epidemiology of viruses can be clearly seen as a direct result of urban transition taking place in India over the last 30 years
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A Delhi stung 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A Delhi stung
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Now, even govt offices won’t be spared 17.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 16 The Health Department has tightened its noose around government departments and is conducting regular checks to ascertain the presence of mosquito larvae in various offices. The department recently conducted a check at the DC office and larvae were found at the Excise and Taxation Department. Not only this, the Punjab Roadways workshop was checked, where larvae was present. “We conduct checks at the houses and private establishments. Why spare the government offices then? Recently, larvae were found at the Excise and Taxation office and Punjab Roadways workshop and apart from giving a strict warning, a fine was imposed on both departments. Issuing fine is in the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation and both departments were fined on Monday by the MC,” said Dr Ramesh. He said this is the time to curtail breeding of mosquitoes. Till now, no case of dengue or chikungunya has been reported, but one needs to be careful. “We are urging people to observe ‘dry day’ ...
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