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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



Mumbai floods: Leptospirosis, dengue cases likely to rise

August 07, 2020 1:54 pm

“Dengue, leptospirosis, H1N1, hepatitis and gastroenteritis are under control except malaria,” a BMC official said. Apart from testing patients with fever for Covid-19, the civic body has asked all hospitals and dispensaries to conduct rapid antigen test for malaria.

Maharashtra: So far this year, fewer dengue cases in state, but peak season yet to start 5

August 05, 2020 11:52 pm

While last year, 14,888 cases of dengue and 49 deaths were reported, this year, from January till July, only 1,499 cases of dengue and two deaths have been reported in Maharashtra

Dengue cases rising across Maharashtra

July 11, 2020 12:56 pm

The state health department has registered 1,279 confirmed cases of dengue till June this year. The mosquito-based infection has claimed two lives in Nagpur.

For Kerala's health officials fighting Covid, a new threat: dengue fever

June 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Dengue fever, known to strike with impunity with a high mortality rate unless detected early, is showing alarming incidence across the state, heightening fears among health officials and workers who have been forced to mobilize a huge chunk of their resources towards battling Covid in the last few months.

Can dengue be transmitted through sex? Spain confirms first such case

November 10, 2019 10:27 pm

A 41-year-old man from Madrid had sex with his male partner who was tested positive for dengue after a trip to Cuba.

Kolkata: Dengue claims another life, civic body records 2,000 cases

November 07, 2019 8:44 am

Just a few days ago, a 10-year-old girl, Akshiti Das, had died of dengue at a private hospital in Kolkata. Before Akshiti, 56-year-old KMC staffer Shantanu Majumdar, who was tested positive for dengue, had died.

Fact Check: What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

October 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Dengue is a notifiable disease, but a case is required to be notified only when the confirmatory test has been done in the lab. Importantly, however, the confirmation of dengue infection is not key to its treatment, which can proceed and even conclude without that test being done.

Delhi: Anti-dengue drive successful, CM Kejriwal says, citing no deaths this year

October 08, 2019 8:17 am

“The number of cases reported in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year. Most importantly, we have not yet lost a single life,” the CM tweeted Monday.

Fear of dengue outbreak in Patna after floods, health dept takes measures

October 07, 2019 4:16 pm

As per the state health department, around 250 dengue cases have been registered in Patna since September 27, when the downpour began and continued for the next couple of days.

This year, maximum dengue cases in Pune seen in Sept, next 15 days crucial: PMC health officials

October 03, 2019 10:04 am

Till September this year, there have been 3,632 suspected dengue patients in Pune, of which 666 were confirmed cases of viral fever, said Dr Sanjeev Wavare, assistant medical officer of health at PMC. Another 294 patients tested positive for chikungunya, he said.