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New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

How much do you know about immunization and vaccines? Take the quiz here!

Take this WHO quiz to find out how much do you know about vaccines and immunization!

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

Vaccines for adults: What you need to know

Here are some essential vaccines that adults need to take.

Dengue in childhood can increase early heart attack risk

Infectious diseases such as typhoid, measles, chicken pox, bronchitis, tuberculosis and dengue in childhood can increase risk of getting a heart attack in adulthood, suggests new research.

Infectious diseases killed 1,433 in China in September

 A total of 1,433 people died from infectious diseases in China in September, with HIV/AIDS the top cause of death, according to figures released by the health authority on Saturday.

No new mutant strain in Delhi dengue outbreak: ICMR DG

There is no new mutant strain of dengue which is affecting people of Delhi and if citizens do their bit then the epidemic can come under control very soon, says newly-appointed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Soumya Swaminathan.

Infectious diseases caused by mosquitoes

Many people fall victims to diseases caused by mosquitoes and many experience pain and suffering from illnesses transmitted by them.

Aircraft toilet waste can track diseases' transmission routes

 Analysis of toilet waste from international aircraft can help scientists in global surveillance of infectious diseases and identification of how they are transmitted between countries, researchers have found.

Depression doesn't spread: Researchers

 A healthy mood spreads faster through social networks but depression does not, say researchers.

World's most sensitive test to detect superbugs developed

 Researchers have developed the world's most sensitive test to quickly detect dangerous infectious diseases and deadly superbugs such as C difficile and MRSA.

Beware of infectious diseases during rainy season!

Many of us fall ill during the rainy season mostly due to sudden weather change causing fluctuation in body temperature. So beware of the infectious diseases during rainy season.

'Human breast milk' craze ill advised by scientists

Human breast milk has emerged as a fad amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers, however, scientists have advised against it.

Infectious diarrhoea viruses can spread by air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several metres from an infected person, warns a new study.

Common bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings could easily spread from one geographic region to another, shows a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study

Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study

 Climate change has triggered the spread of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts such as West Nile virus and Ebola, an alarming study shows.

MERS claims two lives in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed two more lives, bringing the toll in the country to 363 since the virus was detected in 2012, the Saudi Arabia health ministry announced.

Stay home and watch TV to curb swine flu spread

Apart from hand washing and wearing masks, watching your favourite shows on TV at home can also help reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as swine flu and influenza, a study has found.

Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B

Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to start a new campaign for infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

Researchers have developed a device that can diagnose 1,000 pathogens in the blood in just six hours and potentially help save thousands of lives each year.