Dengue

  • Nation-wide dengue awareness campaign launched March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at early prevention of dengue, a nationwide awareness campaign about the deadly disease was on Tuesday launched in Delhi that includes a dedicated round-the-clock multi-lingual helpline. The two-month long campaign 'U & Me Against Dengue', a public-private partnership is spread over six major cities including Delhi,...
  • 4,727 dengue cases in Delhi November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of people testing positive for the dengue virus in Delhi increased to 4,727 from 4,618 on November 4, a municipal health official said on Friday. The vector borne disease claimed six lives, but no fatality was reported in the past week. An additional 57 cases have been reported...
  • Watch: A call of action to fight dengue November 3, 2013

    The 2013 Dengue outbreak witnessed the country was the worst in at last six years. According to Health Ministry, the number of dengue cases has been steadily rising since 2008 - when the count was 12,561. ...
  • Over 4,200 dengues cases in the capital so far: MCD October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no let up in dengue cases which have risen to over 4,200 this year in Delhi. 4,207 cases have been reported till Friday with North Delhi itself registering over 1,800 cases, a report released by the MCD said. 4,074 cases were reported till October 21. Neeraj Singh from Paschim...
  • One more death, dengue cases inch towards alarming 3000 mark October 7, 2013

    One more death due to dengue was reported, on Monday, in the capital by the civic bodies, as number of cases climbed close to an alarming 3,000. 2,916 cases have been reported till today with October itself registering nearly 800 cases, a report released by the MCD said. The latest case of...
  • Delhi dengue toll rises to four October 7, 2013

    The number of deaths due to dengue in the national capital has risen to four and the number of cases now total 2,916, said an official on Monday. According to municipal health authorities, 35-year-old Gautam Priyanka, a resident of Kishangargh in Delhi, died Monday due to the vector-borne disease. The other victims...
  • Delhi: Dengue claims 7 lives in 3 days, over 400 cases reported October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: There has been a rise in dengue cases in the national capital in the past one week. Seven people have died while 430 cases have been reported in the past three days alone according to the MCD. The total number now stands at a whopping 2,557 cases. "It's a...
  • Actor Ranveer Singh advised 15 days rest October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, recovering from dengue, will be discharged from hospital Thursday night but will have to rest for a fortnight, his spokesperson said. "Ranveer Singh is on the road to recovery. However, doctors have advised complete rest for the next 15 days," the spokesperson said in a statement....
  • Ranveer Singh recovering, thanks fans for wishes October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is suffering from dengue, is recovering at a hospital here. He has thanked his well-wishers for their support which he says has helped him 'tide over my weakest hour'. The ailing actor reached out to his friends and fans via social networking platform Twitter Thursday. "Your...
  • Long monsoon spreading dengue, says Ghulam Nabi Azad October 1, 2013

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital. "This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September. This...
  • Around 16,000 dengue cases reported across the country in 2013 October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost 16,000 cases of dengue have been reported across the country so far in 2013. The maximum cases have been reported from Karnataka, where 12 people have died so far due to fever. Delhi has 2,092 dengue cases and three confirmed deaths so far. Rajasthan has recorded 600 dengue...
  • Dengue menace: Fogging machines available in your area or not, check online, says SDMC October 1, 2013

    The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday decided to make the location of fogging machines available online in a bid to effectively combat dengue, SDMC Mayor said. Mayor Sarita Chaudhary took this decision after an emergency meeting with the SDMC Commissioner, MHO and other senior officials of Public Health Department and...
  • Actor Ranveer Singh hospitalised with dengue September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh was admitted to a suburban hospital here in the wee hours of Friday morning following high fever. Doctors have diagnosed a severe case of dengue. The actor was shooting in Durgapur near Kolkata for 'Gunday' since the past few days, but despite fever, he continued to shoot...
  • Dengue scare: Precautions that need to be taken September 26, 2013

    As the dengue scare is back with more than 5 deaths and over a 1000 cases having been reported in the national capital region itself, Dr. Vivek Nangia answers queries relating to dengue. ...
  • Five deaths, 1,000 cases of dengue reported in NCR September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The dengue scare is back with more than five deaths and over 1,000 cases have been reported in the national capital region itself. What's more worrisome is that that medical experts say the number of cases this time round has doubled since last year. Five deaths and 1,355 cases...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad to review Delhi dengue situation on Thursday September 25, 2013

    Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will on Thursday hold a review of the Delhi government's preparedness to tackle dengue in the wake of a rise in the number of cases of the disease in the city. Azad has convened a meeting of the Commissioners and Mayors of the three Municipal...
  • Delhi govt issues guidelines to schools to check dengue spread September 25, 2013

    In the wake of the spiralling cases of dengue in the national capital, Delhi government on Wednesday issued a circular to all schools in the city suggesting do's and don'ts for prevention of the disease including wearing of full-sleeve tops and trousers and salwars. As per the guidelines mentioned in the...
  • Delhi: Dengue cases near 1000 mark, five deaths reported so far September 20, 2013

    Five dengue deaths have been reported so far in the national capital even as the total number of cases shot up alarmingly to near 1,000 mark. 912 people have tested positive for dengue, an increase of over 95 per cent in five days from the previous tally of 446 reported on...
  • Sonali Bendre lends support to an anti-dengue campaign September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, a mother to an eight-year-old boy, lent support to a campaign to prevent dengue in the country. She said it is vital to take preventive measures all the time. The campaign - Fight Dengue For Payal - was launched here Wednesday as a joint initiative...
  • Delhi: Hospitals run out of bed due to spurt in dengue, malaria cases September 17, 2013

    News Delhi. There has been a surge in dengue and malaria cases in New Delhi. According to MCD, 466 cases of dengue and 401 cases of Malaria have been reported in the capital till September 14. For dengue, it's a spurt, compared to the cases registered in last couple of...
  • Over 300 dengue cases detected in September September 17, 2013

    Over 300 cases of dengue have been detected so far this month, marking an increase of more than 100 per cent over the August figure of 142. First two weeks of September have registered 304 cases, taking the total of dengue cases so far in the city to 466 in 2013,...
  • Odisha: Dengue hits 26 out of 30 districts, nearly 3,500 people test positive September 13, 2013

    Dengue cases in Odisha rose to 3,490 since June after 77 more people tested positive on Thursday for the mosquito borne virus, an official in Bhubaneshwar said on Friday. Among the latest cases, the districts of Jajpur and Khordha reported a highest of 16 cases each, followed by Angul and Cuttack...
  • Delhi hospitals gear up for more dengue cases September 9, 2013

    Both government and private hospitals in the national capital and surrounding areas are gearing up to handle an increased number of dengue patients. Nearly 240 cases have been reported so far. The threat of more people falling prey to the mosquito-borne dengue virus is real as rains continue in spells and...
  • After UP, 71 dengue cases reported from Delhi this week September 7, 2013

    A total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this week alone, officials said on Friday. Expressing deep concern at the high number of cases, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia directed health officers to effectively contain the spread of the disease. He warned that any dereliction of...
  • Dengue cases on the rise, UP govt sounds alert September 6, 2013

    After a sudden increase in the number of dengue cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has on Friday directed all the chief medical officers to ensure measures to check spread of the disease. "I have directed the officials to remain alert and take necessary action to check spread of dengue...
  • Dengue scare grips Mumbai again, death toll reaches 4 September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Dengue scare is back to haunt Mumbai again with four cases reported in the city so far. Officials said that four people have succumbed to dengue so far this season. While the number of recorded cases of dengue is almost 1/3rd of 2012 so far, officials feel that the...
  • Odisha confirms 93 new dengue cases September 4, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: At least 93 new dengue cases were reported Tuesday in Odisha, taking the total number of affected people to 2,593 since June, an official said. The menace shows no signs of abetting with government hospitals in many parts of the state receiving scores of patients every day, a state health...
  • Monsoon: Officials worried about the rise in cholera, malaria cases August 7, 2013

    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. ...
  • 10 persons diagnosed with dengue symptoms in Barsathua village July 26, 2013

    Ten persons were on Friday diagnosed with symptoms of Dengue in a village in Bihar's Rohtas district, health department sources said. A team of doctors visited Barsathua village and found 10 persons, including three women and a girl, were suffering from symptoms of dengue during check up, the Medical Officer In-Charge...
  • Monsoon arrival results in dengue outbreak in Kerala, Karnataka June 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the arrival of monsoons, southern states are reporting outbreaks dengue. Six deaths have been reported in Kerala, and four in Karnataka. Reportedly 143 people have tested positive for dengue in Karnataka. However, the spread of various types of viral fever, including a large number of dengue and a...