Tripura

One case of Dengue and seven cases of JE detected in Tripura

DengueAgartala: One case of Dengue and seven cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected in Tripura, a state health department spokesman said today.

"This is for the first time one case of Dengue is detected and the patient is being treated at Govind Ballav Pant Hospital here. Altogether seven patients of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected and most of them returned home after being treated in government hospitals," spokesman of the state health department, Pranab Chatterjee said.


Malaria outbreak claims 79 lives in Tripura

Malaria outbreak claims 79 lives in TripuraDhalai, (Tripura), Aug. 10 - Over 79 people have died of malaria in Tripura in the past two months, said a senior official of the state health department.

Health officials said that the epidemic has affected children already suffering from lack of immunity and malnutrition.


Tripura infant with 'two heads' gets new life

Tripura infant with 'two heads' gets new lifeAgartala, Aug 19 : An eight-month-old Tripura infant got a new lease of life after doctors in a Kolkata hospital successfully removed in a rare, five-hour operation a second head growing on top of his head, a doctor said.


Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu expertsAgartala, April 22 - Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.


Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in Tripura

Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in TripuraAgartala, Feb 2 - Over 6,200 poultry birds and ducks were culled in Tripura after reports of a fresh outbreak of bird flu, officials said here Thursday.

The culling was done in Lembuchara area of western Tripura. "Mopping up operations and disinfection of poultry farms, birds and ducks enclosures and cages have begun," Tripura animal resource development department director Manoranjan Sarkar told IANS.


Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu

Tripura begins culling to contain bird fluAgartala, Jan 27 - With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread of the infection, officials said here.


Bird flu resurfaces in Tripura

Bird flu resurfaces in TripuraAgartala, Jan 25 - Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.

Tripura animal resources development department secretary Swapan Saha told reporters: "Samples of sick poultry birds from the ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research) duck farm at Lembuchara in western Tripura were found to contain H5 strain of avian influenza virus."


Tripura on fresh bird flu alert, bans poultry imports

Tripura on fresh bird flu alert, bans poultry importsAgartala, Nov 19 - Sounding a fresh bird flu alert, the Tripura government has imposed a ban on import of poultry birds, ducks and other poultry products from West Bengal and Assam, an official said Saturday.


Without mass vaccination, India vulnerable to hepatitis

Without mass vaccination, India vulnerable to hepatitisAgartala, April 26 : India is very vulnerable to hepatitis as it is yet to initiate a mass vaccination programme to check the disease, experts say, pointing out that half the world's children who have not been vaccinated are in the country.


Chicken culling starts, as bird flu strikes Tripura

Gandhigram, Mar 8: Veterinaries in Tripura have started the process of culling chickens, after an outbreak of Avian Influenza or bird flu in the state.

Veterinarians began the culling on Monday in the state-owned poultry farm in Gandhigram, about 30 kilometres from state capital Agartala.

The poultry farm is one of the main chicken breeding centres in the state with a capacity of about 7,000 chickens.

Officials said about 380 birds had died between the March 1 and March 4, after which samples were sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal


Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive

Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive Agartala, Feb 19 : Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance.

Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura Saturday to assist the state authorities. They are closely monitoring the situation, an official said.


Avian flu reported in Tripura, over 3,000 ducks being culled

Avian-fluAgartala, Feb 18 : With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura, the mass culling of more than 3,000 ducks began Friday in the western part of the state, officials said here.

"We started culling of ducks and other poultry birds Friday. We have told officials to complete the culling drive at the R. K. Nagar government animal firm at the earliest," Tripura government's animal resource development department (ARDD) joint director Jyotirmoy Chakraborty told IANS.


Tripura launches 'at birth vaccination' for Hepatitis B

Tripura launches 'at birth vaccination' for Hepatitis BAgartala, Jan 7 - Hoping to stem the incidence of Hepatitis B, the Tripura government Friday introduced 'at birth vaccination', based on the China model that attained 99.98 percent success in curbing the disease.


0-kg tumour removed from Tripura woman's body

Agartala, Feb 3 - A bulky 40-kg tumour was removed from the ovary of a 55-year-old woman by doctors in a government hospital in Tripura who said this was "not a rare case" in India.

The doctors removed the large sized tumour from Nilapati Debbarma's body Tuesday in a two-hour long operation in Udaipur district hospital in south Tripura, 55-km south of here.

"The poor tribal woman has been carrying the ovarian tumour for the past two years. She was admitted to the district hospital two days back," renowned gynaecologist Salilbindu Chakraborty told IANS.


Culling operation begins in Tripura

Agartala, Apr 24 : Following a fresh outbreak of bird flu in Tripura, an estimated 60,000 birds will be culled in the eight gram panchayat areas of West Tripura district on Thursday.

According to official sources, 60,000 birds would be culled in the eight gram panchayat areas, which fall within the five-km radius of Mohanpur village, samples from where had tested positive.

Over 28 Rapid Response Team personnel of the Animal Resources Department have been pressed into service for culling operation.


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