epidemics

Thousands of refugees stuck at Jordan border face risk of epidemics

Aid workers have warned that tens of thousands of "ghost" refugees, who have been trapped in the desert along Jordan`s border with Syria for more than two months, are at a risk of epidemics.

Sep 05, 2016, 00:43 AM IST

WHO seeks investment in emergency preparedness measures

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday asked South East Asian nations to invest in emergency preparedness measures to effectively respond to natural disasters, infectious diseases and radiological disasters in the future.

Sep 08, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

G7 states vow to wipe out Ebola but offer little concrete action

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations pledged on Monday to wipe out Ebola but offered little in terms of concrete action, disappointing non-governmental organisations.

Jun 09, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

Maharashtra mulls creating umbrella authority to tackle epidemics

Concerned over the rising incidence of Swine flu, the Maharashtra government will enact Maharashtra Medical Emergency Act to set up an umbrella authority to tackle outbreak of epidemics in future.

Mar 16, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Scientists develop method to predict epidemics

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

Feb 22, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

Cholera kills nine, 100 hospitalised in Nigeria: Official

Cholera has killed nine people and infected 100 others this month in Namu village in Nigeria`s central Plateau state, a senior health official said Wednesday.

Oct 24, 2013, 10:34 AM IST

SC notice to Uttarakhand on PIL to prevent epidemics

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.

Jul 19, 2013, 21:33 PM IST

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

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.

Jun 28, 2013, 23:53 PM IST

No report of epidemics in Uttarakhand: NDMA

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.

Jun 28, 2013, 21:36 PM IST

No report of epidemics in Uttarakhand: NDMA

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.

Jun 28, 2013, 19:28 PM IST

Cabinet clears laboratory network for epidemics, calamities

The union cabinet Thursday approved a three-tier network of laboratories across the country for managing epidemics and natural calamities, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Friday.

Jun 28, 2013, 16:01 PM IST

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria

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.

Aug 31, 2012, 16:16 PM IST

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria

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.

Aug 31, 2012, 16:16 PM IST

Fight computer viruses like epidemics: Microsoft

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

Feb 16, 2011, 10:02 AM IST