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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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MERS Outbreak: Samsung Hospital Offers Apology as South Korea Gears up with $9 Billion

South Korea is buckling under MERS pressure with four more cases reported on Wednesday, fearing the imminent outbreak at the crossroads, departing from its last week stand that the disease has ceased to spread. Fearing an outbreak, the government has set aside an emergency budget of 10 trillion won ($9 billion) and extended the partial shutdown of Samsung Medical Center ...

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Swine flu spreads to Kolkata, Rajasthan reports 73 deaths, Telangana 41

Ten people have tested positive for swine flu in Kolkata, with the dreaded virus disease fast spreading in all corners of the country, triggering the initial signs of an imminent outbreak. “So far there are 10 positive cases in Kolkata. The tests are being run at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) facility in Beleghata,” a Swasthya ...

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10 new swine flu cases reported in Delhi

The national capital on Tuesday reported 10 new cases of swine flu, taking the total to 61 this year, a Delhi health official said, giving details that the new cases were of four females and six males. “The female patients are a 35-year-old from Freedom Fighter Enclave, two 31-year-olds from Neb Sarai and Lady Hardinge Medical College, and a 55-year-old ...

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212 Cambodian villagers infected with HIV as unlicensed doctor re-used needles

At least 212 villagers have been infected with HIV in Cambodia’s Battambang province as an unlicensed doctor re-used syringes and spread the disease in the area, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) after a study last month. “From Dec 8-31, 2014, a total of 1,940 people from Roka commune voluntarily undertook HIV testing and counseling and 212 people tested positive,” ...

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Ebola Outbreak: UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Says It May End by Mid-2015

As Ebola cases raise day by day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015. Ban made the observation on Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing to scale up the global fight against the disease. Addressing a press conference at the World ...

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Wikipedia can Predict Outbreak, Spread of Disease

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. The team was able to forecast all the outbreaks up to 28 days ...

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India is free from Bird Flu: Ministry

India has declared itself free from bird flu (H5N1) as of Dec. 29, 2011 though it said the surveillance will continue, in the vulnerable areas bordering the infected countries and in areas visited by migratory birds. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture has advised the States to maintain vigil against the disease. Outbreak of ...

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