CHIKUNGUNYA

  • The first local case of mosquitoborne chikungunya recorded in the US after a man in Florida caught the virus July 18, 2014

    Washington: A Florida man who has not recently traveled outside the country is the first person in the United States to get the mosquitoborne chikungunya virus locally, officials said Thursday. The viral infection causes fever and joint pain, which can be severe, as well as headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and...
  • Bird flu is back in a stronger avataar July 14, 2012

    This may not be the influenza season, but news about the virus that causes the pandemic has been infecting us in the last few weeks. First, two academic groups published their muchdebated research about a labengineered strain of bird flu (H5N1) that shows how it can acquire the ability to...
  • Dirty Delhi may face mosquito menace again April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: This is the time of the year when mosquito breeding needs to be under check, as May usually is the worst month in Delhi when it comes to malaria or dengue. It's a huge task at hand for Delhi's municipal corporation, that has just begun its antimosquito breeding drive...
  • Dirt, stagnated water may spur mosquito menace April 5, 2011

    Mosquito breeding if not kept under check, will lead to a spurt in cases of dengue, chikungunya and malaria. ...
  • Chikungunya hits Karnataka, Kerala, Delhi at risk September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Apart from Bihar where there are fears of an outbreak of disease as the flood waters recede, more cases of Chikungunya are reported in the states of Karnataka and Kerala with the recent outbreak in the Dakshin Kannada and Kasaragode areas. More than 70,000 cases of Chikungunya have...
  • Malaria epidemic likely due to climate change April 25, 2008

    Jammu: Malaria kills over a million people around the world each year. Children in Africa are the worst sufferers. With one death reported every 30 seconds, they account for nearly 75 per cent of all global deaths from the disease. Back home in India, the situation is no less grim....
  • Docs in dock for being absent when chikungunya struck August 23, 2007

    Thiruvnathapuram: It's an ultimatum from a state government sick of absentee doctors. Over 25 per cent of the country's chikungunya cases this year came from Kerala, and the government is now pulling up the doctors who were missing when their state needed them most. The Kerala Health Department has sent...
  • After 40 years, chikungunya bites Kolkata; 800 hit August 8, 2007

    Kolkata: After taking a toll in Kerala, the deadly chikungunya has now struck Bengal. The mosquitoborne disease has resurfaced in the state capital Kolkata after four decades. Researchers at Indian Council of Medical Research have confirmed that at least four blood samples from different parts of the city have tested...
  • Kerala stars Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine fall ill July 3, 2007

    Thiruvanthapuram: The Malayalam film industry has been badly hit by chikungunya. Apparently, more than 40 Malayalam actors are suffering from mosquitotransmitted diseases like chikungunya and dengue. Superstar Mohanlal, a threetime National Award winning actor, and actress Meera Jasmine are among those who have come down with the viral infection. A large number...
  • Govt's dengue solution: Feed mosquitoes to frogs July 2, 2007

    New Delhi: The latest mosquito count report shows that denguecarrying mosquito numbers have increased in New Delhi by over four times in June, which is the same period as last year because of the early rains. Keeping a check on the mosquito menace, the Delhi government has decided to ship in...
  • Gov solution to dengue: Feed mosquitoes to frogs July 2, 2007

    New Delhi: The latest mosquito count report shows that denguecarrying mosquito numbers have increased in New Delhi by over four times in June, which is the same period as last year because of the early rains. Keeping a check on the mosquito menace, the Delhi government has decided to ship in...
  • What's making news today June 21, 2007

    Union Health Ministry meet on Chikungunya; Discussions on Land Acquisition Act; Dera Sacha Sauda followers to meet in Sirsa Union Health Ministry meet on Chikungunya : Concerned over Chikungunya spreading across the country after Kerala, the Centre has called a meeting of health ministers of eight affected states on Thursday. The Union...
  • Chikungunya: Dos and dont's June 14, 2007

    New Delhi: It has been a week now since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease chikungunya. Kerala has been hit hard with the virus claiming 52 lives. In Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, 21 cases have been reported, 16 people have tested positive for chikungunya in Karnataka, and 10 people in...
  • 3 states shiver over chikungunya June 13, 2007

    New Delhi: After the outbreak in Kerala, Delhi's first chikungunya patient of the year, 36year old Archana Gupta, reportedly came to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital last week with a fever. When her blood sample was taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, it tested positive for chikungunya. Hospital authorities...
  • Ist case of chikungunya in Delhi June 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Right after an outbreak in Kerala, Delhi has recorded the year's first case of the mosquitoborne viral disease, chikungunya. According to Delhi Health Secretary D S Negi, 36yearold Archana Gupta came to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the Capital last week with a fever. Blood sent for tests to...
  • Kerala: 2 more die of chikungunya June 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The situation in Kerala remains tense as the spread of viral fever continues. The latest cases were reported from worsthit Pathanamthitta district last evening that is worst hit. The statewide death toll due to the deadly fever stands at 52 now. State health authorities stepped up efforts to contain...
  • Army fights chikungunya in Kerala June 12, 2007

    Amboori (Kerala): It is not quite what they signed for, but the soldiers of the Indian Army are sworn to protect their fellow citizens from all evils. A week after the outbreak of chikungunya and other viral diseases in Kerala, and with local bodies having lost the battle against the...
  • Chikungunya threat back in Kerala June 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The monsoon in Kerala brings the deadly chikungunya and dengue to god's own country. Thousands are infected and several already dead. With the rains comes the mosquito menace. The deadly mosquito is back in Kerala as the monsoon enters its second phase. Breeding grounds are on the rise...
  • Rains have Kerala on disease alert June 4, 2007

    Thiruvanthapuram/Kottayam: The rains have arrived in Kerala but they have brought with them a host of mosquitoborne diseases, including the dangerous chikungunya. Only 69 cases of the viral fever have been reported so far, but that number has been high enough for some schools in Kotayam to extend their summer...
  • Dengue kills two more on its way out October 27, 2006

    New Delhi: After a brief lull, dengue cases shot up in the Capital with 79 patients being admitted to various hospitals across the city and the viral claiming two more victims, taking the toll to 54. "Two persons have died in the last 24 hours ending 11:00 a.m.," Municipal Health Officer...
  • Yoga everyday drives dengue away October 23, 2006

    New Delhi / Bangalore: With many cities reeling under the menace of mosquitoborne diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya, the patients as well as the local authorities are in no mood to leave aside any possible measure in sight. In Delhi, an Ayurvedic drug manufacturer has donated a truck full of mosquito...
  • TN leaders play with disease toll October 12, 2006

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu's not as badly hit by chikungunya as some of the other states are. Or is it? Tamil Nadu is going for civic polls on October 13 and 15 and during much of the prepoll campaign, the ruling and opposition parties sparred over chikungunya in the state. With...
  • BMC workers' colony a living hell October 11, 2006

    Mumbai: Living in the Kesarwadi colony, Dadar, in the heart of Mumbai city is nothing short of hekk, with broken pipes, dysfunctional drains and only four functional toilets out of 16. The broken pipes lead to water stagnation, making this colony an ideal location for mosquitoes to breed in. The irony...
  • Fully sleeved Delhi kids fight dengue October 11, 2006

    New Delhi: I dont like dengue, says Dakshita Gupta, a class 2 student of Queen Marys School. Dakshita may be slightly hazy on the details about dengue but she knows enough about the viral fever as to understand why she needs to wear fullsleeved shirt and kneelength socks to school. Someone...
  • After dengue, it's chikungunya for Delhi October 10, 2006

    New Delhi: As the number of people coming to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences continues to rise, hospital authorities are trying to make sure that no patient goes unattended. Special screening wards have been put up to attend on patients with symptoms of dengue. Hundred resident doctors and 50...
  • Chikungunya hits Delhi, 28 fall prey October 10, 2006

    New Delhi: As the Capital continues to reel under the dengue dread, another deadly mosquitoborne disease has been reported in the city. Chikungunya, which was by far restricted to Kerala, has added to the Capital's mosquito menace with at least 28 suspected cases are being reported in the past 24 hours. The...
  • Dengue: Buzzword for Indian tourism October 9, 2006

    New Delhi: Brand Branjelina may be the best bet for boosting tourism in India, but even as the celebrity couple is throwing caution to wind and getting their joyride, tourism in India is already showing signs of a downslide. Tourist hotspot Kerala is just one such example. There are now...
  • Kerala chikungunya toll now 96 October 9, 2006

    New Delhi: There have been reports of chikununya cases across 10 states in the country with Kerala being one of the worst hit. The death toll in Kerala has reached 96, with five more deaths being reported in Alappuzha district on Sunday. It hasn't been confirmed if chikungunya was the cause...
  • Chikungunya hits Kerala's tourism October 7, 2006

    Cherthala (Kerala): The mosquito onslaught in Kerala has virtually brought daily life of people in Alappuzha district to a standstill. The tourism industry across the backwater district have been hit the hardest. The Cherthala bus stand one of the busiest transit points for buses plying across the state has...
  • Drop Ramadoss from Cabinet: BJP October 7, 2006

    Puducherry: BJP's Puducherry unit has appealed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss from the Cabinet or divest him of the Health portfolio for giving "wrong and misleading information" on chikungunya deaths. Party state president R Keasvulu said that many people have died of chikungunya in the state....