Epidemics

  • Death toll in West African Ebola outbreak rises to 518: WHO 09-07-2014 10:31 AM

    Geneva: The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The UN health agency said that 50 new cases -- 25 of them fatal -- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea,...
  • 'India's Rape Epidemic' among Time's top ten world stories of 2013 05-12-2013 01:33 PM

    Time magazine has listed "India's Rape Epidemic", about the nationwide uproar over a number of rape incidents, especially following a shocking gang rape in Delhi, as the ninth top world news story of 2013. Mass protests at the time over the shocking gang rape of a woman in a bus...
  • There's lack of political will to eradicate encephalitis: Dr RN Singh 09-10-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: The killer encephalitis is back in Uttar Pradesh and has left over 350 children dead in Gorakhpur this year. Dr RN Singh, a petitioner and the convener of the encephalitis eradication movement has said that even as the government sanctioned money, no action has yet been taken. "We...
  • UP: Encephalitis kills 350 kids this year in Gorakhpur 09-10-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi/Gorakhpur: At least 350 children have died due to encephalitis in Gorakhpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh so far in 2013. The epidemic strikes 135 districts across 17 states every year but more than 70 per cent of these cases are reported from UP. In the last 33 years, 50,000...
  • Threat of an epidemic looms large in Kedarnath, says doctor 26-06-2013 04:44 PM

    The first team of doctors, which was sent to Kedarnath, are back in Dehradun. They were airlifted to Guptkashi. Dr Harish Kohli told CNN-IBN that their experience was terrible and that the bodies are rotting and a threat of an epedimic looms large. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Threat of an epidemic looms large 26-06-2013 08:19 AM

    Rampur: There is a huge shortage of clean drinking water in Uttarakhand, one of the biggest problems after a natural disaster like this and there are fears of disease spreading, given what survivors have been exposed to. Hundreds of bodies also now need to be cremated at the earliest. To...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Rescue work to continue despite turbulent weather 26-06-2013 07:57 AM

    Dehradun: The heroic efforts by the Army and paramilitary teams to conduct rescue operations in Uttarakhand are on even with a major risk to the personnel's own lives. The IAF has said rescue operations will continue despite the MI-17 V5 crash on Tuesday and the bad weather. This even as...
  • Over 100 dead as flu epidemic grips US 12-01-2013 11:07 AM

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  • Bangalore: Beware, there is more than just dengue 27-08-2012 02:34 PM

    Bangalore: If you thought that piled up garbage was just an eyesore, which also happens to attack your sense of smell, there is certainly something more you need to be worried about. Apart from the rising cases of Dengue being reported in the city (which BBMP continues to deny), there...
  • Anti-dengue drive starts in Chennai 25-05-2012 08:27 AM

    CHENNAI : The city was brought under the blanket cover of an intensified anti-dengue fogging drive on Thursday, following a dengue outbreak in the southern districts of the State. Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy launched the drive by the Chennai Corporation at Varadharajapettai in Egmore.According to a health officer with Chennai...
  • 3 more test positive for swine flu in Mumbai 27-03-2012 01:01 PM

    Mumbai: Testing times lie ahead for citizens. After a brief interlude for a greater part of last year, Mumbaikars are feeling the chills again, as the dreaded swine flu virus is back to stalk the city. While most medical experts mask their fears, five citizens have already contracted the deadly...
  • UP govt fails to contain encephalitis, 7 more die 11-10-2011 10:58 PM

    Gorakhpur: Seven more children have succumbed to the encephalitis epidemic at a single hospital in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in the state well above 500 in the last two months. Out of the seven children died at the encephalitis ward in Gorakhpur's...
  • 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,...
  • Swine flu set to hit Delhi hard again 27-09-2010 03:52 PM

    Delhi's worries continue to grow as swine flu is all set to make a comeback to the national capital. ...
  • After flood fury, U'khand fears health epidemic 24-09-2010 07:01 PM

    With water levels going down, tonnes of relief material is making its way to some of the inaccessible regions of the state. ...