Small bite, big threat

More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – … Read more

Dengue cases cross over 3298 in Delhi

Dengue figure in the India’s capital New Delhi has crossed the alarming 3,000-mark, with about 400 new cases being detected in the last few days. 3,298 cases have been reported in the city so far with North Delhi alone accounting for over 1,500 cases, a report released by the MCD said. The total number of … Read more

Dengue fever cases on rise in India

Dengue cases in India have nearly doubled with 17,492 cases recorded in the January-July period in 2013 as compared to 8,899 in the corresponding period last year, according to the Health Ministry. The number of fatalities have declined with 56 deaths recorded as compared to 76 lin 2012. While Kerala reported the maximum dengue cases … Read more

Dengue-Like Fever In Delhi-NCR

Delhi and NCR have reported 30 cases of persons affected by Dengue in 2013 (till 31st July). The Government of India has taken the following measures for prevention and control of Dengue in the country including Delhi and NCR. Guidelines – Dengue-Like Fever • Developed a Long Term Action Plan in January, 2007 and sent … Read more

H1N1 flu :: Pandemic swine flu – H1N1 Influenza

Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Vaccine :: Discovery may help defang viruses

Researchers may be able to tinker with a single amino acid of an enzyme that helps viruses multiply to render them harmless, according to molecular biologists who say the discovery could pave the way for a fast and cheap method of making vaccines.

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