Outbreak

  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study 3 days ago

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • 1,145 cases of dengue reported in China September 6, 2014

    Beijing: Over one thousand people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in China and the government has initiated emergency measures for its prevention, authorities said on Saturday. A total of 1,145 cases dengue fever cases have been confirmed with 31 people in critical situation, an official statement said. Ninety per cent of...
  • Liberian nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak September 3, 2014

    Monrovia: Nurses at a main treatment centre for the Ebola virus disease were on strike on Wednesday to demand more pay and better protection against the fatal disease which is spreading through West Africa. John Togba, a spokesman for the nurses at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in the Liberian capital...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • 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. ...
  • Swine flu spreading its tentacles, claims more lives across country February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Two fresh cases of swine flu were reported in Noida, Uttar Pradesh; one person died in Rajkot, Gujarat, while the number of cases rose to 37 in Faridabad, Haryana, on Saturday. The state of Uttarakhand is on high alert. The state has not reported a single case of...
  • People living in crowded environments are more vulnerable to Swine Flu: Dr Monica Mahajan February 7, 2013

    How to prevent Swine Flu and what to do if one is infected? Dr Monica Mahajan, physician at Max hospital joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the subject. Q. What are the symptoms of swine flu? What are the precautions which can be taken? Also, in the recent times people...
  • Dengue back to haunt Delhi, 98 cases confirmed November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Dengue is back in Delhi with 98 cases identified ever since the outbreak. The experts have blamed it on the lack of fumigation and sources said that municipal workers were unwilling to work because they had not got their salaries. The fatal fever is on the rise in the...
  • Kolkata faces dengue outbreak, govt apathetic September 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Kolkata is reeling under its worst bout of dengue this monsoon season. Two patients have succumbed in the past fortnight and government and private hospitals are flooded with dengue patients. However, despite recurrence of dengue outbreak in the recent past, the state Health Department is illequipped to contain the...
  • Fresh cholera scare grips Chennai August 8, 2012

    Chennai: Amid mounting number of diarrhoea cases, people in North Chennai have begun to fear a cholera outbreak again. Adding fuel to the fire was the case of a 5yearold boy with symptoms of ADD (Acute Diarrhoeal Disease) from Korukkupet, who was brought dead to the Stanley Medical College on...
  • Chennai: Pets fall prey to diarrhoea outbreak August 1, 2012

    Chennai: With the hue and cry about patients with diarrhoea flooding city hospitals, the number of pets falling prey to the same trouble has gone under the radar. While this may be an indicator of cholera in humans, vets say that animals can suffer from the condition due to various...
  • Fresh outbreak of H1NI, 21 deaths in 3 months March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh outbreaks of dreaded H1N1 virus have surfaced in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and some other states claiming at least 21 lives in the last three months. At least 309 cases have been reported in five states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, according to the latest Health ministry figures. While...
  • E coli outbreak caused by mix of 2 deadly strains June 23, 2011

    London: A mix of two dangerous E coli strains caused the recent deadly food poisoning outbreak in Germany, according to a new study of the bacteria's DNA. Scientists said the E coli outbreak strain combined one that makes a toxin and another that sticks to the gut in a...
  • No swine flu in India | Suspect tested | WHO renames flu May 1, 2009

    New Delhi: No swine flu case has been reported in India and the authorities are prepared to tackle any possible outbreak of the infection, the health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Thursday as more cases of the flu were reported in the western world. The...
  • Swine flu spreads in US, India issues travel advisory April 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government has issued travel advisories to its citizens who are traveling to the US, Mexico and Canada. The World Health Organization has declared Swine Flu outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." Up to 103 people have died of the disease in Mexico alone while more...