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Georgia reports first death from swine flu this year

A 39-year-old man was confirmed as the first case dying of complications after being infected with swine flu, Georgian authorities announced on Sunday.

Dengue: Authorities to inspect four hospitals including AIIMS

 With dengue mosquitoes found breeding on the premises of various hospitals here, a team of authorities will inspect the four central government hospitals including AIIMS tomorrow to assess the situation and take remedial measures to check spread of the disease.

NCDC to study Goa deaths due to mysterious virus

A National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) team from Delhi is being summoned to Goa to probe a mysterious viral fever, caused by wild ticks, in the rural, forested Goan village of Pali that claimed nine lives over the last few weeks.

Surveillance of foodborne diseases: Lack of labs, personnel biggest hurdle

The government, which does not have data on foodborne diseases, is facing the challenge of putting in place a surveillance system that can help identify and investigate outbreaks due to lack of labs and health professionals in the field of Epidemiology.

Swine flu scare: 663 deaths so far, over 10,000 people affected

Swine flu deaths have soared to 663 across the country while number of people affected by it breached the 10,000 mark as the virus spread to new places like Nagaland.

As many as 216 swine flu deaths registered in February: Health Ministry

As many as 216 swine flu deaths registered throughout the country in first ten days of February and the deadly disease has claimed the lives of 407 people across India this year, the health ministry said Wednesday.  

H1N1: Govt monitoring situation, terms its spurt 'seasonal'

The Centre today said it was closely monitoring the situation due to surge in cases of H1N1 influenza in some states and termed the present spurt as "seasonal".

Litchi fruit suspected in mystery illness in India

A toxin in litchi fruits may be linked to a mysterious and sometimes fatal brain disease that has afflicted children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, and neighbouring districts since 1995, US researchers claim.

10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.

Delhi govt to identify high risk zones for measles

Alarmed with three cases of death reported over the last four months along with a spurt in measles cases, Delhi government has started an exercise to identify the high risk zones in the national capital to control the spread of the disease.

States need to amend laws to make cooperatives autonomous: President

The Centre has brought in the 97th amendment to the Constitution which has been made effective from February 2012.