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Preventing mosquito bites: Here's how to protect yourself and your family

Mosquito bites are a responsible for causing many life-threatening diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, so it becomes imperative to safeguard yourself and others around you

Preventing mosquito bites: Here's how to protect yourself and your family
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 6:07 PM IST

Dengue cases on rise: Children more susceptible, check do's and don'ts

Dengue is a viral infection caused by mosquitoes. It is a serious disease especially in children due to their immature immune systems

Dengue cases on rise: Children more susceptible, check do's and don'ts
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 5:33 PM IST

Health officials tell US doctors to be alert for dengue as cases ramp up

U.S. health officials on Tuesday warned doctors to be alert for dengue cases as the tropical disease breaks international records. The virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has been surging worldwide, helped by climate change. In barely six months, countries in the Americas have already broken calendar-year records for dengue cases. The World Health Organization declared an emergency in December, and Puerto Rico declared a public health emergency in March. Dengue remains less common in the continental United States, but in the 50 states so far this year there have been three times more cases than at the same point last year. Most were infections that travelers got abroad, and officials note there is no evidence of a current outbreak. But they also warn that local mosquitos pose a threat. In its health alert Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised doctors to know the symptoms, ask questions about where patients recently traveled and consider ordering dengue .

Health officials tell US doctors to be alert for dengue as cases ramp up
Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 8:36 AM IST

Dengue cases surging: Here are some common symptoms and precautions

The cases of dengue are rising in the country, especially in Bengaluru and Mysuru. Here are some common symptoms and prevention tips

Dengue cases surging: Here are some common symptoms and precautions
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 5:53 PM IST

Sea surface temp of Indian Ocean may help predict dengue outbreaks: Study

Abnormal trends in sea surface temperatures of the Indian Ocean could help predict trends in global dengue epidemics, including case numbers and how they might change with time, according to new research. Scientists said that these observed abnormal temperatures, which are a 'climate indicator', could help enhance the forecasting and planning for outbreak responses. Currently, precipitation and temperature are some of the climate indicators that are being used as early warning systems to forecast disease trends such as dengue, they said. The team, including researchers from Beijing Normal University, China, explained that, for example, events associated with warmer sea surface temperatures, driven by El Nino, are known to influence how dengue is transmitted around the world by affecting mosquito breeding. Being able to predict the risk of outbreaks and prepare for them can be crucial for many regions, especially those where the mosquito-borne disease is endemic, or constantly ...

Sea surface temp of Indian Ocean may help predict dengue outbreaks: Study
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 3:35 PM IST

Peru declares health emergency in 20 provinces as dengue cases soar

Peru declared a health emergency in most of its provinces on Monday due to a growing number of dengue cases that are occurring at a time of higher than usual temperatures caused by the El Nino weather pattern. According to the nation's health ministry, the number of dengue cases registered during the first seven weeks of this year is twice as high as during the same period in 2023 with more than 31,000 cases recorded. This is a grave problem, health minister Cesar Vasquez said last week, before the emergency was declared. And it is getting out of hand. The health emergency will enable the nation's government to transfer funds faster to the affected regions and also transport doctors and nurses. It will cover 20 of the country's 24 provinces, including regions that surround the capital city of Lima. A dengue epidemic last year put Peru's public health system under strain as thousands sought care in emergency rooms. The disease is spread by Aedys Egypti, a mosquito that reproduces

Peru declares health emergency in 20 provinces as dengue cases soar
Updated On : 27 Feb 2024 | 8:25 AM IST

Tenfold increase in reported cases of dengue over last generation: UN

The UN health agency said on Friday that reported cases of dengue globally increased tenfold over the last generation, with climate change and the growing spread of virus-carrying mosquitoes partly to blame for transmission that remains mostly prevalent in the Americas. The World Health Organisation said reported cases soared to a record 5.2 million in 2019, up from 500,000 in 2000, across 129 countries worldwide, figures that likely understate the actual toll. In January, WHO warned that dengue posed a pandemic threat and was the world's fastest spreading mosquito-borne disease. While there are vaccines and specially bred mosquitoes containing a bacteria called Wolbachia to fight dengue, there are no specific treatments for the virus once someone becomes infected. This year, more than 5 million cases and over 5,000 dengue-related deaths were reported, WHO said. Changing distribution patterns of the mosquitoes that spread dengue, together with higher rainfall, humidity and heat link

Tenfold increase in reported cases of dengue over last generation: UN
Updated On : 23 Dec 2023 | 6:47 AM IST

Bangladesh reels under worst dengue outbreak; cases cross 300,000 mark

Dengue cases in Bangladesh have crossed the 300,000 mark as the nation grapples with its worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease, media reports said on Monday. Bangladesh's overall tally of dengue infections stood at 301,255, with the country logging 1,549 deaths by the viral disease this year, the bdnews24.com news portal reported, citing data from the Directorate General of Health Services. On Sunday alone, 1,291 new cases of the viral fever were reported, according to the report. A total of 4,949 patients, including 1,127 in Dhaka, are receiving treatment at hospitals across the country. After August saw 71,976 cases and 342 deaths, a record 79,598 dengue cases and 396 deaths were recorded in September amid the worst outbreak of the disease, while 67,769 cases and 359 deaths were reported in October. The death toll in the first 19 days of November was 201, while 30,080 new dengue cases were recorded during this period. According to the report, experts blamed a prolonged mon

Bangladesh reels under worst dengue outbreak; cases cross 300,000 mark
Updated On : 20 Nov 2023 | 6:22 PM IST

California officials confirm two cases of dengue, a rare illness in US

Two people in Southern California have come down with dengue fever without travelling outside the United States, where the mosquito-borne illness is rare, health officials said. A Pasadena resident was confirmed to have dengue last month but is recovering, officials said. This is the first confirmed case of dengue in California not associated with travel and is instead an extremely rare case of local transmission in the continental United States, the Pasadena Public Health Department announced. The case remains under investigation, but it appears that someone became infected with the dengue virus, returned home and was bitten by a mosquito that passed it on to the local resident, according to Pasadena health officials. On Wednesday, Long Beach officials announced another domestically contracted dengue case and said that person has recovered. Both cities' health departments said the risk of exposure to others was low. Dengue is caused by several related viruses and is spread throu

California officials confirm two cases of dengue, a rare illness in US
Updated On : 03 Nov 2023 | 9:35 AM IST

Delhi logs over 5,000 dengue cases, more than 352 of malaria till mid-Sept

More than 5,000 cases of dengue had been reported in Delhi till mid-September this year, according to the National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control (NCVBDC). The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has not shared any recent data on vector-borne diseases in the national capital. The MCD's last weekly report on vector-borne diseases was released in the first week of August. MCD sources said on Thursday that nearly 5,000 cases of dengue have been recorded in the city so far this year. According to data on the official website of the NCVBDC, which comes under the Union health ministry, 5,221 cases of dengue and one death due to the disease had been recorded in Delhi till mid-September this year. Mayor Shelly Oberoi held a review meeting on vector-borne diseases with the Public Health Department officials of the MCD at the Civic Centre on Thursday, her office said in a statement. During the meeting, officials informed Oberoi that all necessary steps are being taken on a "war .

Delhi logs over 5,000 dengue cases, more than 352 of malaria till mid-Sept
Updated On : 27 Oct 2023 | 7:08 AM IST

Delhi LG asks officials to take steps to tackle dengue amid rising cases

Amid the rising cases of Dengue in the national capital, Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena has asked concerned officials to take proper steps on a war footing.Delhi LG also appealed to the public to take all necessary precautionary measures."The rising cases of Dengue and related hospitalization in Delhi, despite a dip in temperature, are worrying. Spoke to the Chief Secretary, NDMC Chairman, MCD Commissioner & Secretary (Health), GNCTD to ensure proper sanitation and mitigation of mosquito breeding on a war footing," LG posted on X."Also asked them to ascertain adequate facilities at dispensaries and hospitals. I appeal to the people to take all necessary precautionary measures," he added.Earlier in September, The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) issued notices to 1.29 lakh houses in 2023 on finding mosquito larvae."5,000 staff of the Public Health Department of MCD are going door-to-door to check mosquito larvae. People are being made aware through pamphlets and ...

Delhi LG asks officials to take steps to tackle dengue amid rising cases
Updated On : 23 Oct 2023 | 11:29 PM IST

Gill discharged from hospital, remains doubtful for match with Pakistan

India opener Shubman Gill, who is currently down with dengue, was hospitalised in Chennai after his platelet count dropped below 100,000 but has been subsequently released as he still remains a doubtful starter for the marquee World Cup clash against Pakistan in Ahmedabad on October 14. Gill, who tested positive for dengue upon his arrival in Chennai last week has been down for the past week and will also miss India's second game against Afghanistan on Wednesday. "Shubman Gill was on drip at the Chennai team hotel for the last couple of days. However his platelet count dropped to 70,000 and as it is a case with dengue patients, once the count is below 100,000, you are admitted to a medical facility as a precautionary measure. He was admitted for all mandatory tests on Sunday night when India played Australia but by Monday evening was released," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. It is learnt that Gill was admitted to a Chennai's well-known multi-care speciality ...

Gill discharged from hospital, remains doubtful for match with Pakistan
Updated On : 10 Oct 2023 | 11:09 AM IST

ICC World Cup 2023: Gill down with dengue, likely to miss IND vs AUS match

Physical recovery of dengue patients varies and it normally takes around 7-10 days to be up and match-ready

ICC World Cup 2023: Gill down with dengue, likely to miss IND vs AUS match
Updated On : 06 Oct 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

Top vaccine maker SII seeks growth by selling shots to globetrotters

Over the next three years, Pune-based Serum plans to start production of yellow fever and dengue shots for European and American travelers to countries where those diseases are endemic

Top vaccine maker SII seeks growth by selling shots to globetrotters
Updated On : 05 Oct 2023 | 7:11 AM IST

PILs seeking data on dengue to be treated as 'representation': Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city authorities to treat as representation a public interest litigation seeking "accurate" data with respect to the spread of dengue this year. The Delhi government standing counsel, at the outset, told a bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma that filing a petition before the court cannot replace the procedure provided for under the Right to Information Act but assured that the authorities will deal with the plea as a representation. Counsel Santosh Kumar Tripathi said the disease spread this year because of the floods, and the petitioner should not have approached the court directly without seeking the information from the government authorities first. The bench, also comprising Justice Sanjeev Narula, observed that "everyone has the right to know" and asked the authorities to consider the PIL as a representation, as suggested. In view of the stand taken by the government, the court said no further orders were required to

PILs seeking data on dengue to be treated as 'representation': Delhi HC
Updated On : 04 Oct 2023 | 4:05 PM IST

Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: Over 60,000 cases recorded in August

Dengue cases are not likely to ebb anytime soon, the report noted, adding that in August alone, the country witnessed more deaths than the overall toll recorded last year

Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: Over 60,000 cases recorded in August
Updated On : 27 Aug 2023 | 2:22 PM IST

Working on war-footing to check dengue spread, 100,000 notices issued: MCD

More than one lakh legal notices and 27,100 penalties have been issued for violations during the inspection of households and other premises for detecting the breeding of mosquito larvae in the last few months, according to data shared by civic authorities on Tuesday. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), in a statement, said construction sites are the most vulnerable spots with breeding of mosquitoes found at 21 per cent of the sites, followed by government offices, parks and nurseries, and educational institutions. The civic body asserted that it is working on a "war-footing" to check the spread of dengue, malaria and chikungunya. More than one lakh inspections are being done daily by malaria inspectors, DBC (domestic breeding checking) workers, field workers and officials of the public health department, the civic body said. Ward-level special drives and awareness campaign taking place in all 12 zones of the MCD, have been accelerated, and "over 3,000 DBC workers and 2,000 .

Working on war-footing to check dengue spread, 100,000 notices issued: MCD
Updated On : 22 Aug 2023 | 10:35 PM IST

Over 150 dengue cases reported in Tripura, CM chairs review meeting

Further, in a Facebook post, CM Saha wrote, "Dengue fever has been reported in a few places, including Dhanpur, in the past few days

Over 150 dengue cases reported in Tripura, CM chairs review meeting
Updated On : 05 Aug 2023 | 8:48 AM IST

Delhi reports 56 new dengue cases in past week, yearly tally crosses 240

Delhi reported 56 fresh dengue cases in the past week, taking the tally to over 240, according to a municipal corporation report on Monday. The national capital recorded 187 cases of the vector-borne disease till July 22. According to the latest report issued by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the tally was at 243 till July 28. The report said 72 malaria cases were recorded in the January 1-July 28 period. The number of dengue cases reported in July so far stood at 121, 40 in June and 23 in May. Delhi reported 169 dengue cases for the same period (January 1-July 28) in 2022, 52 in 2021, 31 in 2020, 40 in 2019 and 56 in 2018. Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi recently said there is a possibility of a rise in dengue and malaria cases this year due to flooding in several areas, adding that directions were issued to departments concerned to take steps to check mosquito breeding and clear the silt and sludge left by the Yamuna's floodwater.

Delhi reports 56 new dengue cases in past week, yearly tally crosses 240
Updated On : 31 Jul 2023 | 2:16 PM IST

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Updated On : 25 Jul 2023 | 11:05 PM IST