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Scientists develop method to predict epidemics

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 20:20

A risk map using environmental and health data can predict epidemics, scientists say.

SC notice to Uttarakhand on PIL to prevent epidemics

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 21:33

SC sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking directions to prevent outbreak of epidemics in the wake of floods and landslides in Uttarakhand.

U`khand floods: No epidemics reported, evacuation of the elderly a priority, says Home Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 23:53

Adequate steps have been taken to prevent outbreak of an epidemic in flood-hit Uttarakhand and there are no reports of any disease spreading, a senior official involved in the relief efforts said Friday.

No report of epidemics in Uttarakhand: NDMA

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 21:36

All necessary precautions are taken to prevent an outbreak of epidemics in the flood-hit Uttarakhand and as of now there is no report of any kind of disease spreading, a senior disaster management official said Friday.

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:16

Despite being ravaged by decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease completely by 2014, shows a study.

Beatles blamed for drug epidemics in Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 09:45

The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics.

Twitter a tool to map epidemics

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:11

Marcel Salathe turned to Twitter to conduct a unique analysis of how the popular mircroblogging site records the spread of an epidemic or its users` receptivity to new vaccines.

Fight computer viruses like epidemics: Microsoft

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 10:02

PCs could be granted health certificates to be used online to show they were checked for viruses.