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World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:48

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

Assam govt takes up intensive measures to check JE, AES

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 20:59

The Assam health department has undertaken intensive measures to halt the spread of Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the state which have claimed 252 lives.

Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:52

Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government`s help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading.

Three new polio cases detected in Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:00

Three new polio cases has been detected in Pakistan`s Khyber Agency region, a media report said Tuesday.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Will not use vaccination programmes for spying:CIA

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:08

A top White House official has assured the deans of prominent US public health schools that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programmes as cover for spying operations.

Jenny McCarthy insists she is not `anti-vaccine`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 15:45

Jenny McCarthy, who was slammed for supposedly not being in favor of vaccinations, has hit back at her critics, insisting she is not `anti-vaccine`.

Pakistan to vaccinate 750,000 children in troubled northwest

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 14:59

Pakistani health teams will Sunday launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled northwest, with thousands of police guarding against attacks by militants who claim the polio campaign is a front for spying.

Female polio aid worker killed in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 13:10

A woman polio worker was on Wednesday shot dead by suspected militants in northwest Pakistan during an anti-immunisation drive, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the government`s vaccination campaign.

Pakistan takes lessons from India in combating polio

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 15:04

Pakistan is taking oral vaccination tips from India, which has been polio-free for over two years, and wants to replicate its success story, the head of the neighbouring country`s polio programme says.

Students fall ill after vaccination in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 19:31

Around 50 students of a school in Assam`s Barpeta district were taken ill after being administered vaccine for Japanese encephalitis today, district administration sources said.

Security fears keep 240,000 Pak children off polio vaccination: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 14:08

Some children in Pakistan have missed UN -sponsored polio vaccinations due to security concerns in the country`s tribal regions, a top WHO official has said.