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WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year.

9 die of dengue in Tirunelveli zone this month

Nine persons have succumbed to dengue fever so far this month in the three districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari, state Health Minister Dr C Vijay Baskar said Tuesday.

Woman succumbs to dengue in Tamil Nadu

A 25-year-old woman succumbed to dengue after being admitted to the Government hospital here one week ago, Hospital officials said Saturday.

13 new patients test positive for dengue in Indore

With 13 more people, 9 men and four women who tested positive for dengue here, a total of 158 persons have contracted the deadly disease so far this year.

Dengue fever claims first life in Tamil Nadu

The deadly disease on Monday has claimed the life of a five-year-old boy at Karaikudi in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.

Dengue cases cross 500 mark in Delhi, NCR

The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas rose to 521, civic officials said Monday.

Understanding and caring for dengue fever in kids!

Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally A aegypti.

7-yr-old dies of dengue in Nashik, 3rd fatality in a week

A seven-year-old girl has died of dengue taking the death toll in the mosquito-borne disease in the district to three in a week, a health official said Monday.

Dengue alert in Bihar with over 150 cases reported

The Bihar government has sounded a high dengue alert after reports of over 150 cases and directed health officials to initiate preventive measures and provide treatment, officials said Friday.

Chennai Corporation working against Aedes aegypti: Mayor

Chennai Corporation was working hard against the breeding and spread of Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is considered one of the reasons for the outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya fever, Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said in a meeting.

1,074 new dengue cases in Chinese province

China's Guangdong province has reported 1,047 new cases of dengue fever, health authorities said Saturday.

Healthy and easy diet tips for dengue patients!

While there is no prescribed diet for dengue, doctors suggest that dengue patients be given such food which can be easily digestible.

Dengue cases in India nearly 300 times higher than official data: Study

In what could be termed as a 'grave situation' in the country's health scenario, a new study has revealed that the annual number of dengue fever cases in India is nearly 300 times higher than officially reported.

New dengue cases in Chinese province rise to 1,279

China's Guangdong province has reported 1,279 new cases of dengue, health authorities said Sunday, pushing the total number of cases to 20,132.

10k 'good mosquitoes' released in Brazil to beat Dengue fever

Brazilian researchers recently released around 10,000 "good mosquitoes" in Rio de Janeiro infected with bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever.

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.

Experts warn about temporary 'spikes' caused by 'dengue vaccine'

Scientists have warned that dengue vaccines could cause short-term but major spikes in the years after they are first used.

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.

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.