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65-year-old tests positive for swine flu in Bhubaneswar

65-year-old tests positive for swine flu in BhubaneswarBhubaneswar - In the first swine flu case detected this year in Odisha, a 65-year-old man from the outskirts of Bhubaneswar was tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Regional Medical Research Centre Director S K Kar today said a sample of the man from Balipatna area, who was admitted to a private hospital here, was tested positive for swine flu.


Bhubaneswar Dalit couple affected by AIDS boycotted

Bhubaneswar Dalit couple affected by AIDS boycottedBhubaneswar, Oct. 7 - A young Dalit couple from Bhairabagarh village of Naxal-affected Rayagada District has been boycotted for being affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).


Rare heart surgery performed in KIMS, Bhubaneswar

Rare heart surgery performed in KIMS, BhubaneswarBhubaneswar - Doctors at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, have successfully performed a bypass heart surgery through lateral thoractomy approach.

The patient, a 59-year-old resident of Palashpanga of Keonjhar district, was suffering from left main coronary artery disease, a KIIT release said today.


Man dies of swine flu in Odisha

Man dies of swine flu in OdishaBhubaneswar, Feb 25 - A man died of swine flu at a private hospital here - the first death from the disease in the state this year, an official said Monday.

The 42-year-old victim was working in the information technology sector and was infected during his stay in Kolkata recently, B. K. Panda, director of the state public health department, told IANS.


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.


10 fresh dengue cases in Odisha

10 fresh dengue cases in OdishaBhubaneswar, Nov 12 - Odisha Monday confirmed 10 more dengue cases, taking the number of those infected with the mosquito-borne disease to 1,930 in the state this year.

Out of the fresh 10 cases, three were reported from Khordha district and two from Puri district and one case each from Cuttack, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Angul districts, a health official told IANS.

The death toll due to the disease has remained at six, the official said. (IANS)


Dengue cases climb to 1,862 in Odisha

Dengue cases climb to 1,862 in OdishaBhubaneswar, Nov 8 : Odisha Thursday confirmed 51 more dengue cases, taking the total number of those infected to 1,861 in the state this year.

The highest 12 cases have been reported from the coastal district of Kendrapada followed by Cuttack which reported eight cases Thursday, a senior health official told IANS.


Odisha fights unknown diseases that killed 24

Odisha fights unknown diseases that killed 24Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 : Odisha has intensified health awareness campaign in tribal-populated Malkangiri district after at least 24 children died of unknown diseases in the region in recent months, an official said Thursday.

The awareness campaign was launched after the children between two and five years of age died in five villages of the district in September and October, chief district medical officer Sashibhushan Panda told IANS.


Odisha dengue cases climb to 1,412

Odisha dengue cases climb to 1,412Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : Odisha Thursday confirmed 56 new dengue cases in the state and one death taking the total of those infected by the mosquito-borne disease to 1,412 and deaths this year to five.

The latest victim was a 36-year-old woman from Bolangir district, joint director of the state health department M. M. Pradhan told IANS.


One more dengue death in Odisha

One more dengue death in OdishaBhubaneswar, Sep 24: Dengue has killed one more person in Odisha, taking the toll of the disease in the state over the last two months to four, an official said Monday.

The latest death, which occurred Sunday, was reported from Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, about 25 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.


Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar

Bird flu case surfaces in BhubaneswarBhubaneswar, Feb 4 - Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, an official said Saturday.

The state authorities had recently sent three poultry samples from the government-run Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal after several chickens suddenly died.


Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birds

Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birdsBhubaneswar, Jan 12 - Veterinarians and state officials Thursday began culling poultry birds in parts of Odisha's Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area.

District Collector Roopa Mishra said the culling operation was started in Keranga area early morning and is likely to continue for a few days. "We will cover about eight villages today," Mishra told IANS.


Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird flu

Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird fluBhubaneswar, Jan 9 - Odisha has alerted all its district authorities in view of the detection of a bird flu case in the state, an official said Monday.


'Tulsi' to be used for anti-radiation medicine

'Tulsi' to be used for anti-radiation medicineBhubaneshwar, Jan 7 - From grandma's home remedies for cough, cold and other ailments, 'tulsi' (Indian Basil) is now being tested by Indian scientists for treating people exposed to harmful radiations and initial tests have shown some positive results.


Orissa cancels doctors' leave as dengue spreads

Orissa cancels doctors' leave as dengue spreadsBhubaneswar, Aug 13 : Orissa Saturday cancelled the leave of doctors working in three state-run medical colleges after a spurt in dengue cases in 11 of the state's 30 districts.

The three medical college-cum-hospitals, which are also the main testing centres for the mosquito-borne disease, are in Cuttack, Berhampur and Burla towns.


Chinese national down with swine flu in Orissa

Swine FluBhubaneswar, Sep 1 : A Chinese national is among five more people infected with swine flu in Orissa, taking the total number of victims in the state in the last two months to 87, an official said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old foreigner works at a private factory in Jharsuguda, about 374 km from here. He tested positive late Tuesday, an official of the state health control room told IANS.


Swine flu toll rises to 10 in Orissa

Swine flu toll rises to 10 in OrissaBhubaneswar, Aug 23 - A woman died of swine flu here Monday, taking the H1N1 toll since July to 10 in Orissa, an official said.

"The latest victim of swine flu was a woman. She died early Monday in a private hospital," a senior state health official told IANS.

At least three patients in Bhubaneswar Sunday tested positive for swine flu, taking the total number of people infected by the virus since July to 62.


Two die of swine flu in Orissa, toll seven

Two die of swine flu in Orissa, toll sevenBhubaneswar, Aug 11 - Two women died of swine flu in Orissa, taking the toll due to H1N1 to seven in the state, an official said. This happened even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the H1N1 virus, which is responsible for swine flu, has "largely run its course".


Tax officer dies of swine flu, Orissa toll five

Tax officer dies of swine flu, Orissa toll fiveBhubaneswar, Aug 10 - The swine flu toll in Orissa rose to five Tuesday with the state health department confirming the death of a tax officer due to the H1N1 virus.

Joint commissioner of the state commercial taxes department, Harihara Sethi, 55, died at a private hospital at Bhubaneswar Tuesday, a senior state health official told IANS.

He tested positive Aug 6.


Orissa threatens ESMA to scuttle doctors' strike

DoctorsBhubaneswar, April 17: The Orissa government Saturday threatened to impose the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and cancel the registration of government doctors if they went ahead with their proposed state-wide strike from Sunday.

"We will impose ESMA if the doctors go on with their proposed strike," Suresh Mohapatra, the health secretary said.


Two admitted with swine flu symptoms in Rourkela

Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 - Two people have been admitted with swine flu symptoms in a hospital in Rourkela, an official said.

Another person died of suspected swine flu in Rourkela, a health official said Thursday evening.

"One person with respiratory problems died hours after he was admitted in the hospital. Since the patient had a travel history suspecting swine flu we have sent the swab samples for test," said P. K. Rath, superintendent of CMS Hospital of Rourkela.


15 students treated for food poisoning

Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 - Fifteen students had to be treated at a health centre in Bolangir district of Orissa Saturday after they consumed a midday meal in school, laced with a detergent.

The students of Janipali UP School in Duduka block of the district were admitted to Salevata Primary Health Centre after they ate a midday meal laced with a detergent, which the cooks unwittingly added in place of salt, said district Chief Medical Officer P. C. Sahu.


Nearly 3,000 government doctors in Orissa to resign on Aug 29

Naveen PatnaikBhubaneswar, Aug 22 : The delay in implementation of measures announced by Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik might lead to mass resignation by Government doctors on August 27.


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