Dengue claims four lives in Odisha

With dengue claiming four lives in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sounded alert in seven districts and directed departments concerned to intensify sanitation drive with focus on industrial and mines areas that showed high incidence of the disease.

Japanese firm develops test kit for dengue

A biomedical venture firm in Japan has developed a new test kit to diagnose dengue in short time, which is likely to help prevent further spread of dengue infection.

Dengue cases soar to 1,547 in Odisha

Nearly 1,547 people in Odisha have been infected with the mosquito-borne dengue this year, and 60 more cases have been reported in the state in last two days, an official said here Tuesday.

South Asian nations pledge to fight vector-borne diseases

Health ministers of South Asian countries including India Tuesday pledged to control and eliminate vector-borne diseases like malaria, kala azar and lymphatic filariasis in the region.

40 cases of dengue in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas has risen to 40, civic officials said Monday.

Japanese firm may market dengue vaccine in 2017

The Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda is developing a vaccine against dengue fever that is expected to be marketed in 2017, the Nikkei newspaper reported Monday, coinciding with the first outbreak of the disease in decades in Japan.

Odisha health dept join hands with other dept to fight dengue

The Health and Family Welfare department has sought active cooperation from industries, steel and mines, home and housing and urban development departments to tackle the vector-borne disease.

Suspected dengue death in Kolkata

A boy died of suspected dengue here Monday, though the state health department was yet to confirm it and preferred to wait for the final blood test report.

Dengue outbreak affects at least 22 in Japan: Govt

An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan - the first since World War II - has affected at least 22 people, the government said today, with all cases believed to be linked to a Tokyo park.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.

Odisha dengue cases rise to 249

The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday.

Dengue cases rise to 26 in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas rose to 26, civic officials said Tuesday.

Dengue fever on the rise in Vietnam

The number of people infected with dengue fever is on the rise in southern Vietnam.

Campaign launched against dengue in Delhi

A month-long campaign using videos, folk media, pamphlets and cleanliness drive was launched in Delhi Thursday to educate people about dengue and its symptoms.

Mosquito terminator to check dengue

South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in association with Northern Railway, will launch a "mosquito terminator" Friday to prevent the spread of dengue at railway platforms.

West Bengal turns to bug to prevent malaria

West Bengal plans to use a bug to control the mosquito population that is responsible for malaria and dengue.

BMC launches awareness programme on dengue and malaria

Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched an awareness programme to arrest the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.

55 dengue cases detected in Odisha, 1 dead so far

At least one person has so far died and 55 others tested positive to dengue virus this year following which the Odisha government made provision of free blood test in three state-run medical college hospitals and seven other places, official sources said Wednesday.

Eradicate dengue, says NDMC chief

The head of NDMC Sunday called for a concerted campaign against dengue after the civic agency detected dengue larva in key buildings including hospitals here.

GM mosquitoes to check dengue menace?

A British company has approached Indian authorities seeking permission for technology trials of a certain genetically-modified mosquito claiming it will fight dengue menace.