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'Can't you work together?' Delhi High Court raps Delhi government, civic authorities over spread of dengue, chikungunya

The Delhi High Court on Friday hit out at the Delhi government and civic authorities over the spread of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital. Asking the two bodies to fulfil their duties, the court said: 'can't you work together? Please do your duties'.

Feb 02, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Dengue killed 226 people in India this year; 60,000 affected by Chikungunya: Data

Dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease, killed more than 200 people with Tamil Nadu reporting the maximum number cases, while over 60,000 people were affected by Chikungunya in India this year, official data showed.

Dec 16, 2017, 21:52 PM IST

Delhi witnessed less dengue, chikungunya cases in 2017: AAP to SC

The national capital has witnessed a lesser number of dengue and chikungunya cases this year as compared to 2016 and the situation was "not bad", Delhi Government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Oct 11, 2017, 19:22 PM IST

Breakthrough in chikungunya may come from IIT-Roorkee

Medicine piperazine offers a new perspective for therapeutic intervention, thereby inhibiting the spread of virus.

Oct 06, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Two new cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus near Rome testo

Local health authorities on Friday confirmed two new cases and reported two suspected cases of the painful, mosquito-borne illness chikungunya in Italy's Lazio region.

Sep 16, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

Dengue on the rise in Delhi – Common symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue is a viral infection commonly spread by the Aedes mosquito. 

Aug 29, 2017, 14:49 PM IST

Big leap in dengue, malaria and chikungunya cases in Delhi; 288 people victimised in 2017

As many as 58 cases of malaria were reported just last week, taking the overall cases in the city this year to 288, the report says.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:58 PM IST

Mosquito-borne diseases hit Manipur: At least 16 dead; symptoms, safety tips

Mosquito-borne diseases are those spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, among others. 

Jul 31, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Symptoms of H1N1 infection include fever, cough, nasal secretion, fatigue, headache, body ache and sore throat. 

Jul 26, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Jul 14, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

Delhi govt does a song and dance to raise disease awareness

The idea behind using different languages-- Maithili, Bhojpuri, Hindi and Punjabi, besides Urdu and Sanskrit-- in awareness programmes is to maximise the outreach of the activity, a senior government official said.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:44 PM IST

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Jun 27, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

People, who are affected with polyarthritis, normally have tender joints with acute pain.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Jun 24, 2017, 09:54 AM IST

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

According to reports, over 100 people have lost their lives in the southern state of Kerala, succumbing to various diseases, such as, H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.

Jun 21, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Indigenous chikungunya vaccine delayed due to THIS unfortunate reason; govt mediation sought!

For the first time, an indigenously-developed vaccine against chikungunya has been developed and the first human trials are underway albeit on a slow pace.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

NDMC mayor meets Arvind Kejriwal, seeks release of funds

In a press conference at the Civic Centre, the mayor alleged that the situation of the drains was the same as last year because desilting work has not begun.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:05 PM IST

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Taking precautions during rainy season is important to stay healthy and happy throughout the monsoons.

Jun 12, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

HC issues notice to MCD commissioners on lack of cleanliness

The issue of lack of solid waste disposal was taken up by the court after it was told that it contributes to breeding of mosquitoes which cause vector borne diseases.

Jun 02, 2017, 13:50 PM IST