Water Borne Diseases

  • ETV reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting on Jammu floods 6 days ago

    More than one lakh two thousand people have been rescued in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of water-borne diseases. ETV's reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting in the flood ravaged valley. ...
  • Modi has promised all help to prevent diseases: J&K CM Omar 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall and flooding in Jammu and Kashmir have led to a spurt in water-borne diseases. Expressing concern over the situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday listed the steps that his government is taking to combat the diseases. "The threat of disease is a genuine one. It is very...
  • Monsoon leads to spurt in water-borne diseases in Mumbai August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in water-borne diseases, say experts. Dr Sanjiv Badhwar, ENT specialist at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital says, "In rainy season, we find increased number of patients with upper...
  • Mumbai: Heavy rains throw life out of gear for the second day July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas for the second day on Friday, impacting movement of suburban trains and vehicular traffic and throwing normal life out of gear. Mumbai suburban railway, the city's lifeline, was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the...
  • Mumbai: People forced to drink dirty, impure water July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: While it is the rainy season, residents of Mumbai continue to face shortage of drinking water. Several areas are getting impure and dirty water which is resulting in a large number of people falling sick. While the BMC has failed to take action, many people are using social media...
  • Maharashtra drought: People forced to drink dirty water April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra faces one of its worst droughts in four decades and is facing acute shortage of drinking water, the people living in the affected areas are forced to consume polluted water. The use of polluted and dirty water has led to several water-borne diseases in the area. In...
  • UP: 7 kids dead in 24 hrs due to encephalitis September 16, 2012

    Gorakpur: In an outbreak in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, Encephalitis has claimed lives of seven children in the past 24 hours. The death toll has climbed to 281 in 2012 alone. Over 1400 cases have been reported in a single hospital in 2012. Infants and toddlers are most vulnerable to the disease and...
  • Encephalitis back in UP, 21 dead in 3 days September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Encephalitis is back again to haunt the children of eastern Uttar Pradesh as 21 deaths have been reported in the past three days itself from four district hospitals in and around Gorakhpur. The maximum number of deaths are being reported from the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. So far,...
  • Delhi: Monsoon sees rise in malaria, dengue cases July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Less than a week after the monsoon hit the national capital, scores of cases of dengue and malaria have already been reported. More than 86 cases of Malaria and five cases of dengue have been reported, which is almost double the number of cases reported in 2011 till...
  • MCD's terminator train chugs off to stop dengue September 25, 2010

    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 city....
  • Diarrhoea, largest killer of kids March 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Summer also brings with it rising cases of water-borne diseases, one of them being diarrhoea. Across the world, seven children die of diarrhoea every minute while in India, a child dies every minute due to the disease. Diarrhoea is a preventable disease if children could get clean water to...