Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneshwar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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.
Bhubaneswar, 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".
Bhubaneswar, 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.
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.
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.