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Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:10

Water-borne disease or water-related diseases are any illness caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms.

Noroviruses leading cause of diarrhoea and vomiting: Lancet

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:09

New estimates have suggested that noroviruses cause around a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) across all age groups.

More than 300 fall ill on Royal Caribbean ship; cruise cut short

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:17

More than 300 passengers and crew members fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, many with vomiting and diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control said on Sunday.

1,764 died of infectious diseases in China

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 04:53

A total of 1,764 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in December alone, the country`s health and family planning authorities said Friday.

Scientists trace deadly piglet virus hitting US farms to China

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:21

A virus deadly to baby pigs that has roiled the US pork industry likely originated in the Anhui Province of China and may have evolved from a virus seen in bats.

3 children die of diarrhoea in Bhadohi

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 13:23

3 children died of diarrhoea .They were admitted to the hospital on Friday where they died during treatment, Chief Medical Officer said.

Glenmark gets $15 mn from Salix for upgradation

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 11:02

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday it has received USD 15 million from US-based Salix Pharmaceuticals towards upgrading the manufacturing facility for HIV-associated diarrhea drug 'Crofelemer'.

UN alerts Nepal on outbreak of diarrhea

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 15:24

The UN has alerted Nepal govt about possible outbreak of diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases in western districts of the country.