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Google search can help track dengue with this new tool

Google search can help track dengue with this new tool

The new tool provides a near real-time monitoring that could enable faster response to outbreaks.

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 per cent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease and is linked to severe congenital birth defects.

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue is endemic in all states and union territories (UTs) of India, according to World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, a total of 99,913 dengue cases and 220 deaths were reported from across the country.

Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Microsoft Corporation and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test new high-tech tools.

Apollo launches platelet donor community for dengue patients

Apollo launches platelet donor community for dengue patients

The dengue virus reduces a patients' count of platelets -- tiny blood cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. 

Delhi govt does a song and dance to raise disease awareness

Delhi govt does a song and dance to raise disease awareness

The idea behind using different languages-- Maithili, Bhojpuri, Hindi and Punjabi, besides Urdu and Sanskrit-- in awareness programmes is to maximise the outreach of the activity, a senior government official said.

Sri Lanka's worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

Sri Lanka's worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 percent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Humid monsoon weather, stagnant water from recent flooding, as well as mounting piles of rotting garbage accumulating in the capital, have combined to create abundant areas for mosquitoes to multiply.

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

According to reports, over 100 people have lost their lives in the southern state of Kerala, succumbing to various diseases, such as, H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.

NDMC mayor meets Arvind Kejriwal, seeks release of funds

In a press conference at the Civic Centre, the mayor alleged that the situation of the drains was the same as last year because desilting work has not begun.

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Taking precautions during rainy season is important to stay healthy and happy throughout the monsoons.

Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year's first five months

Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year's first five months

Andhra Pradesh recorded 512 cases, followed by Gujarat 492, Maharashtra 295 and West Bengal 287. Delhi recorded 40 dengue cases as against 13 during the same period last year.

HC issues notice to MCD commissioners on lack of cleanliness

The issue of lack of solid waste disposal was taken up by the court after it was told that it contributes to breeding of mosquitoes which cause vector borne diseases.

Civic bodies misled us on steps taken to prevent dengue: HC

Civic bodies misled us on steps taken to prevent dengue: HC

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said as several judicial orders passed on every aspect of the matter have fallen on deaf ears, "action under the Contempt of Court Act is certainly invited".

Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

On May 16, the High Court had pulled up the Centre, the Delhi Government and the civic agencies for failing to take appropriate steps in regard to combating the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria.