Cholera

  • Monsoon: Officials worried about the rise in cholera, malaria cases 07-08-2013 02:41 PM

    With the heavy spell of rain, Gujarat is in the grip of monsoon illnesses. Ahmadabad has recorded 424 cases of Malaria falciparum - the more lethal form of malaria. The Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation has also recorded 6,772 cases of malaria and 313 cases of dengue. ...
  • UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia 13-08-2011 02:47 AM

    Geneva: World Health Organization officials said on Friday that famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease. Officials say cases of acute watery diarrhea, an important indicator of the risk of cholera are now at 4,272...
  • Experts urge vaccination for Cholera 26-01-2011 05:16 PM

    Hong Kong: The cholera bacterium has undergone important mutations in recent years, causing longer outbreaks of the disease with increased fatalities, researchers reported on Wednesday. In a package of papers published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, they said mass vaccinations should be considered as a solution even after...
  • Thousands dead in Haiti from cholera 28-12-2010 11:23 AM

    Port-au-Prince: At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, according to figures released on Monday by the public health ministry. The bulletin said that another 128,251 people have been affected by the disease, of whom 68,764 were hospitalised,...
  • Poor sanitation costs India multi-billion losses 23-12-2010 09:58 AM

    Poor sanitation in India is costing annual losses of $54 billion. ...
  • Haiti cholera likely from UN troops 08-12-2010 03:32 PM

    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained on Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux concluded that the cholera originated in a tributary of...
  • MCD's terminator train chugs off to stop dengue 25-09-2010 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: To tackle New Delhi's worst outbreak of dengue fever in the past decade, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is running what it calls -- funnily so -- its terminator train, full throttle. The initiative has been started by the Railways to curb the dengue menace in the...
  • Orissa in grip of cholera; toll rises to 140 13-09-2010 09:21 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to cholera in Orissa has risen to 140 following a fresh casualty in worst-hit Rayagada district. Just last month Orissa's Kalahandi and Rayagada districts were in the limelight when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the ruling Biju Janta Dal held parallel rallies there to woo...
  • Threat of cholera looming large over Bangalore 30-01-2008 11:38 PM

    Belfast: Ireland will be aiming to level the two match one day international (ODI) series against Pakistan as they two teams clash for the second time in three days at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast. The visitors won the first ODI comprehensively by seven wickets after Ireland...
  • Nude scene makes Shakira turn down film role 10-01-2008 02:14 AM

    Veteran cricket journalist Debashish Dutta feels that the Indo-Pak World Cup game is not about making friends. ...
  • How about Shakira in the buff...? 19-11-2007 12:34 PM

    Centurion: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that bowling was an area of concern, although the team were shot out for a paltry 136 in the first innings of the first Test which concluded at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday. Bowling is an area of concern. To win...