Dengue

Another suspected dengue death in Delhi, toll reaches over 20

Another suspected dengue death in Delhi, toll reaches over 20New Delhi, Sept.21 - A 36-year-old woman died of suspected dengue on Sunday evening, taking the toll from the disease in the national capital to over 20.

According to the family members of the deceased Anita, she was admitted to Max hospital in Saket after moving from one hospital to another.


Delhi Govt. orders inquiry into death of child from dengue

Delhi Govt. orders inquiry into death of child from dengueNew Delhi, Sept.15 - The Delhi Government on Tuesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of a seven-year-old boy from dengue, whose parents committed suicide as they were turned away from a number of hospitals.


India's dengue fever cases almost 300 times higher than official annual tally

India's dengue fever cases almost 300 times higher than official annual tallyWashington, Oct 8 - A new study has revealed that the annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported.


10k 'good mosquitoes' released in Brazil to beat Dengue fever

10k 'good mosquitoes' released in Brazil to beat Dengue feverLondon, Sep 25 - Brazilian researchers recently released around 10,000 "good mosquitoes" in Rio de Janeiro infected with bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever.

The project "Eliminate the dengue: Challenge Brazil" by state Brazilian laboratory Fiocruz was initiated under the hope that they would multiply, breed and become the majority of mosquitoes, thus reducing cases of the disease, the BBC reported.


New progress in treatment for Dengue fever

New progress in treatment for Dengue feverWashington, Aug 1 - A new study has found that the seeds of the Moreton Bay Chestnut tree contain a medicine called Celgosivir, which is commonly considered safe for people suffering from dengue virus.


First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trialWashington, July 11 - The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.


Dengue fever could soon be history

Dengue fever could soon be historyWashington, Apr 18 - New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.


Dengue cases in Delhi, NCR cross 5,500-mark

Dengue cases in Delhi, NCR cross 5,500-markNew Delhi, Dec 16 : Dengue cases in Delhi and the adjoining areas of the National Capital Region reached 5,546, a municipal health officer said Monday.

Most cases have been reported from the north corporation zone (2,170), followed by the south (1,646) and the east (1,515) zones.

This year, the vector-borne disease has killed six people in the capital.


4,727 dengue cases in Delhi

4,727 dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 8 : The number of people testing positive for the dengue virus in Delhi increased to 4,727 from 4,618 on Nov 4, a municipal health official said Friday.

The vector borne disease claimed six lives, but no fatality was reported in the past week.

An additional 57 cases have been reported from other areas of the National Capital Region.


Dengue crosses 4,500 mark in Delhi

Dengue crosses 4,500 mark in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 4 : The number of dengue cases in Delhi has risen to 4,618 from 4,402 on Oct 28, a municipal health official said Monday.

The vector borne disease has claimed six lives but no fatality has been reported in the past week.

An additional 53 cases have been reported from the rest of the National Capital Region.


Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in Delhi

Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in DelhiNew Delhi, Oct 24 : Dengue cases in the capital Thursday rose to 4,207 from 4,074 Monday, said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Till now, there have been six confirmed and eight suspected deaths from the vector-borne disease, according to the capital's civic authorities.

Of the 4,207 cases, 4,164 has been reported from Delhi and remaining from the adjoining states.


At 2,557, dengue spreading in Delhi

At 2,557, dengue spreading in DelhiNew Delhi, Oct 3 : Dengue has seen a steep rise in the capital with the number of cases reaching 2,557 Thursday.

On Monday, there were 2,124 case but in three days' time, the figure has shot up to 2,557.

"Of these, 2,522 cases are from Delhi and 35 from the adjoining states," said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.


Long monsoon spreading dengue

Long monsoon spreading dengueNew Delhi, Oct 1 : Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital.

"This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September. This has lead to the accumulation of fresh water, which are prone to mosquito breeding grounds," he said.


Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-mark

Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-markNew Delhi, Sep 30 : The number of dengue cases in the national capital climbed to 2,124 Monday, up from 1,729 Thursday, an official said. There were no new deaths.

"There are a total of 2,124 cases and three people have died from dengue so far this year," said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Of the total cases, 2,092 patients are from Delhi and 32 belong to adjoining states.


Papaya leaves in demand as dengue cases rise

Papaya leaves in demand as dengue cases riseNew Delhi, Sep 20 : Can papaya plant leaves cure dengue? There is no scientific answer to this question, but the use of papaya leaves has grown phenomenally in the capital in the past few weeks as the mosquito-borne disease sees a spurt.


100 dengue cases in Bengal's Siliguri

100 dengue cases in Bengal's SiliguriKolkata, Sep 19 : More than 100 confirmed dengue patients have been admitted in hospitals in Siliguri town of West Bengal's Darjeeling district, the local legislator said Thursday. As many as 12 patients were hospitalised for suspected dengue.

"There are over a 100 confirmed dengue cases admitted now," said Rudranath Bhattacharya, the Trinamool Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Siliguri.


Dengue test results available on phone in Kolkata

Dengue test results available on phone in KolkataKolkata, Sep 12 : The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has launched an SMS service that sends dengue test results to patients through a text message within a few hours of the medical examination.

The service is available at all five test centres under the KMC.


Dengue kills three in Guwahati

Dengue kills three in GuwahatiGuwahati, Aug 29 : Dengue has claimed three lives in Assam's main city Guwahati in the last eight days, officials said, adding many patients were warded in hospitals.

While one man, Raju Dewan, died Thursday in a city hospital, his wife Loni Dewan breathed her last in the same hospital Tuesday. Another person, Kandarpa Deka, died due to dengue Aug 21.


Bihar issues dengue alert

Bihar issues dengue alertPatna, Aug 23 : The Bihar government issued a dengue alert Friday after over a dozen people were affected by the disease in Rohtas district, officials said.

Health officials have been directed to take preventive measures and provide proper treatment to dengue patients, said an official in the chief minister's office here.

A special dengue ward has been opened at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), its superintendent Amarkant Jha Amar said.


Dengue kills one in Odisha

Dengue kills one in OdishaBhubaneswar, Aug 13 : The authorities Tuesday confirmed this year's first dengue death in Odisha.

The woman, who belonged to Talcher area of state's Angul district, about 170 km from here, died at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar Sunday, an official at the state health control room told IANS.

At least 123 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue have been reported, taking the total infected by the disease in the state this year to 972, he said.


Dengue cases in Odisha rise to 22

Dengue cases in Odisha rise to 22Bhubaneswar, July 17 : Nine more dengue cases were confirmed in Odisha Wednesday, taking the number of those infected with the mosquito-borne disease in the state to 22 this year although no death has been reported so far, an official said.

Of the latest nine cases, highest five cases have been reported from Cuttack city, about 26 km from here. Jajpur reported two cases while Angul and Dhenkanal districts have both reported one each.


Dengue, malaria threat in Delhi, say experts

Dengue, malaria threat in Delhi, say expertsNew Delhi, June 22 : Threats of diseases like dengue and malaria loom large over parts of Delhi that were flooded in the first spell of monsoon and the rise in the Yamuna water level, health experts warned Saturday.

"With stagnant water all around, threat of diseases like dengue, malaria and other vector-born diseases is high in Delhi," said Sushum Sharma, head of the department of internal medicine at Max Hospital, Gurgaon.


Dengue on decline in Odisha

Dengue on decline in OdishaBhubaneswar, Nov 26 : The dengue appears to be on a decline in Odisha with only two new cases reported in the state in the last two days, taking the total number of those affected by the disease to 2,196 this year, an official said Monday.

The latest two reported cases are one each from the districts of Ganjam and Kendrapada, a senior official of the state health control room told IANS.


36 new dengue cases push total to 1,835 in Delhi

36 new dengue cases push total to 1,835 in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 22 - As many as 36 new dengue cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the capital, pushing the total number of those suffering from the disease in the city to 1,835, official data showed Thursday.


37 more dengue cases in Delhi

37 more dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 15 : The total number of dengue cases in the national capital Thursday rose to 1,572 with 37 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease, official data said.

Of the 37 cases, 13 were reported from areas in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), 14 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and 10 from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).


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