Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

Swine flu deaths: Kerala steps up preventive measures

Kerala Government has stepped up preventive measures following the death of two women due to swine flu and reports of spread of various types of fever, Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan said Wednesday.