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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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Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika 16.7.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.
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Delhi getting buried in garbage, Mumbai sinking but govt doing nothing: SC 11.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The court said due to the loads of garbage in Delhi, people were getting infected by dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
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Dry day: Dengue larvae detected 7.7.2018 The Tribune

Patiala, July 6

The Health Department observed dry day under the supervision of district epidemiologist Gurmanjeet Kaur in residential colonies and government offices here on Friday. 

As many as 10 owners were challaned as dengue larvae were found at their residence.

A team of health officials visited Samania Gate, Sanauri Adda, Diesel Motors Works, PRTC workshops, residential colonies and sprayed larvicides. The people were made aware of the importance of dry day for the prevention of dengue and chikungunya.

Civil Surgeon Harish Malhotra said, “We are making people aware about open utensils or old goods kept outside, which can hold water and become breeding ground for mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season.”

No case of dengue was reported from the district, he said.  Everything was under control, but if precautions were not taken the problem might  aggravate, he said. — TNS

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Spot sites where water stagnates, MC officials told 6.7.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, July 5

MC Commissioner KK Yadav on Thursday directed the engineers of the public health wing to identify points in the city where water accumulates during heavy rain. He asked them to depute an employee each at such places immediately after it started raining.

Yadav asked the officials to check the cleaning process of road gullies regularly, especially during rains, to avoid choking and accumulation of water. He directed the flood control team leaders of different areas to ensure proper cleaning at each and every point. He directed officials to ensure that water accumulated in low-lying areas was drained out. He said it would help in avoiding breeding of mosquitoes so as to prevent spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya. — TNS

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Door-to-door survey soon: Vij 3.7.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, July 2

To prevent and control vector-borne diseases and waterborne diseases in the state, regular door-to-door fever survey would be carried out.

Health Minister Anil Vij said number of cases of these diseases had a tendency to increase after rain due to breeding of mosquitoes in stagnant water. “The season is also prone to waterborne diseases as contamination of water occurs due to accumulation of water, leakages in pipelines,” he said.

He said a plan had been prepared for the prevention and control of malaria, dengue, chikungunya and other diseases. He said all SMOs and Medical Officers had been directed to take meetings with sarpanches of their areas repeatedly to ensure non-stagnation of water, channelisation of choked drains and cleanliness.

Larvae found at 787 places

Panipat: The Health Department has found dengue and malaria larvae at 787 places during a house-to-house survey conducted in the district last month. — TNS

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46 malaria cases in Delhi, 50% more than dengue infection count 2.7.2018 DNA: Top News
At least six fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 46, according to a municipal report released on Monday. Only two fresh cases of dengue, another vector-borne disease, were reported in Delhi between June 23-30, meaning malaria continues to spread faster than dengue in the national capital. Of the 46 malaria cases, 25 were reported in June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the total 30 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and eight in June, according to the report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The SDMC tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the entire city. Two fresh cases of chikungunya have been reported in the last week of June, taking its total to 16. "Both dengue and malaria have different carriers. Therefore, it is not unusual for malaria cases to be ...
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Speak up Delhi: Monsoons bring back the fear of vector-borne diseases in Capital 2.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As the monsoon season arrives, so does all the problems associated with it. The major ones being the potholes on the roads and mosquitoes that cause vector-borne diseases. Many roads in the national Capital have the pits that are overlooked and are now becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes thus causing diseases. More than 40 cases of malaria and 14 cases of chikungunya have already been reported in the city till June 23, and despite this, the open pits on roads and construction sites are left ignored. The season for the vector-borne diseases typically starts in mid-July and lasts till November-end. In order to take precautionary measures, the government has directed all hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 20 per cent. Of the total 40 malaria cases, 19 were reported on June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the 28 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and six in June, according to the ...
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Monsoon arrival: L-G Anil Baijal directs agencies to intensify vector-... 29.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Monsoon arrival: L-G Anil Baijal directs agencies to intensify vector-...
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LG reviews preps by authorities over vector-borne diseases, street crimes 29.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 28 Lt Governor (LG) Anil Baijal today sat through meetings to review preparation of the city authorities in preventing vector-borne diseases with the arrival of monsoon and also that of the police authority to curb street crimes. At a meeting aimed to discuss the status of measures taken to combat mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria and seasonal influenza in the city, LG directed local bodies and other agencies to intensify vector-control measures and directed authorities concerned to ensure proper coordination with neighbouring states to tackle the diseases. The LG was informed that letters along with an advisory, including “Dos & Don'ts”, has been sent to various government and private institutions for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. “The LG has directed for intensification of vector-control measures by field staff of local bodies (domestic breeding checkers or DBCs), besides distributing public awareness material during ...
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Health Department observes ‘dry day’ 23.6.2018 The Tribune

Patiala, June 22

In order to check mosquito breeding in the city, a team of health officials conducted an inspection at various places on Friday. Under the supervision of District Epidemiologist Gurmanjeet Kaur, the Health Department observed Friday as ‘dry day’ in the residential areas and various government offices of Patiala.  

The district administrative complex was sprayed with larvicide. People were made aware of the importance of ‘dry day’ for the prevention of dengue and chikungunya. Civil Surgeon Harish Malhotra said the Health Department was trying to make people aware that open utensils or old goods kept outside  become breeding ground for mosquitoes.—TNS

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Chikungunya cases increase by 70% since 2013 21.6.2018 Downtoearth
Haryana saw an almost 100% spike in chikungunya cases from 2013 to 2017, according to the National Health Profile 2017
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Ahmedabad: Heat stroke claimed two lives last week 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Two people died of heat stroke in the city last week, taking the total number of heat-related deaths this season to three. "When heat exhaustion is not addressed, heat stroke can follow. Untreated heat stroke cases lead to death. Although there were no heat wave conditions, prolonged heat exposure results in heat exhaustion," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. Malaria and dengue on the rise: At a time when the civic body and the state government have intensified their efforts to rid the city of malaria, the disease appears to be on the rise with 99 cases reported in just the last week. The threat of vector-borne diseases also looms large, especially with the monsoon setting in. The city also witnessed fresh cases of dengue and chikungunya last week. According to the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the city reported 253 cases of vector-borne diseases in the first 16 days of June. Of them, 246 cases of malaria, two falciparum, four dengue and one ...
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Health Dept holds seminars on health issues 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 18 Under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission” a seminar was held to spread awareness on health issues on Monday. The seminar was held at the District Administrative Complex. District Epidemiologist Dr Satish Kumar apprised the gathering of diseases like dengue and chikungunya. He asked everyone to keep their surroundings clean to prevent dengue larvae. The Health Department also organised a seminar in tandem with the district Mandi Board at Maqsoodan Mandi, Jalandhar, as per the instructions of Varun Roojam, MD, Food and Drug Administration, Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, and Civil Surgeon Jalandhar, Dr Jaspreet Kaur. SDM Parmveer Singh, emphasised that the fruit vendors should strictly adhere to the rules for ripening fruits and should use fruit ripening chambers set for this purpose. Dr Balwinder Singh, DHO, apprised fruit vendors of the health hazards caused by chemical substances that may cause serious diseases like cancer, gastritis, liver, ...
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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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