Tag Archives: Dengue

How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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Degue in Delhi Brings Together 1 Lakh Volunteers on Localcircles

In view of the epidemic proportion of dengue in Delhi, over 100,000 citizens of Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) have come together on Localcircles for blood assistance to victims. Blood platelets needed daily for Dengue patients and those who need can access and seek blood or platelet assistance on Local Circles and the required time is about two ...

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Dengue Grips Delhi: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

In the month of August alone, national capital Delhi has seen 477 cases against 11 cases in 2013 and 142 cases in 2014 bringing chill into the people. Here’s a take on Dengue’s reach and implications, if it is not too late for you. Dengue, caused by Aedes mosquito, has four types – DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4 — and ...

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Did You Know Dengue Can Affect Your Eyesight?

As Dengue cases are soaring high in India, especially in the national capital; another dreadful aspect of it being able to cause loss of eyesight has been discovered. As explained by a research, published in the journal “Survey of Ophthalmology” some ordinary ocular expressions due to dengue are subconjunctival, edema and retinal hemorrhages with symptoms ranging from scotomata, floaters and ...

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Delhi Bans Sale of Aspirin, Ibuprofen Without Prescription

Are you one of those individuals who take a painkiller every now and then to fight slightest of the pain? If yes, then you cannot do that henceforth as the Delhi government has demanded a ban on selling aspirin and ibuprofen – blood-thinning medicines also known as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in the absence of prescription. Satyendra Jain who is ...

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Dengue Diagnosis with Saliva Possible in 20 Minutes Now, Arrkay Inc. to Sell Test Kits Soon

Singapore researchers were able to develop a paper test to test dengue in 20 minutes, reducing the time taken and the pain of a needle to extract blood sample for the traditional test. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore has developed the paper-based disposable device that can detect dengue-specific antibodies from saliva within 20 minutes. Professor Jackie ...

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13 dengue cases reported in Gurgaon; Mumbai confirms 19th victim

At least 13 cases of dengue have been confirmed in Gurgaon, taking the total number of such cases to over sixty, an official said, while in Mumbai, a  28-year-old man from Khar-East succumbed to it last week, confirmed BMC on Friday. Experts say November is an unusual time for outbreak of this viral disease. “Dengue usually spreads during the month of August and ...

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Bihar on High Dengue Alert as More Than 150 Cases Reported

The Bihar government has sounded a high dengue alert after reports of over 150 cases, 23 of them in Patna alone. All the health officials have been alerted to take up immeidate preventive measures and provide treatment, officials said on Friday. "In the past 48 hours, 23 new dengue cases have been detected in Patna alone and the total number ...

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Be ready to combat vector borne diseases

A small bite by a seemingly trifling organism can really turn your life upside down. Can you believe the fact that Vector borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year? Yes, the number of deaths from vector born diseases is increasing alarmingly. Under tropical conditions of excessive heat and high humidity, man is subject to serious physical and ...

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