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123 die of swine flu in Mah since January

123 die of swine flu in Mah since January

Nashik, Apr 20 (UNI) As many as 123 patients have died of swine flu in Maharashtra since January while 631 positive case were reported, State Survey (epidemics) officer Dr Pradeep Atute said. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Dr Atute said more cases of swine flu were reported from Western and Northern parts of the state. Thousands of people have lost their lives due to the endemic in the state since 2009, Dr Atute said. He said,'The highest number of swine flu deaths were reported in 2009 and 2015. Preventive methods can stall the disease. The fluctuations in temperature could be one cause for the spurt in H1N1 deaths.' Dr Bilolikar, who is medical consultant to Health Minister Deepak Sawant, said measures are being taken to contain the disease. The Minister has established an awareness committee which will hold workshops in all district hospitals, sub-hospitals and primary health centres. UNI RDS SS SV 1030

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Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine

Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine

21 Apr 2018 | 12:57 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Dengue is the most frequent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus
Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae.

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Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

20 Apr 2018 | 7:09 PM

United Nations, Apr 20 (UNI) Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency has said after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

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Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

20 Apr 2018 | 11:56 AM

Kolkata, Apr 20 (UNI) Sound scientific evidence shows that any exposure to asbestos fibres poses significant health risks.

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Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

17 Apr 2018 | 6:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at district level and reviewed Tuberculosis Control Programme on Tuesday.

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Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

14 Apr 2018 | 4:32 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI A team of doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) recently performed a rare Double Root Translocation Surgery to cure three-year Mohammed Aasim, from Safapora, Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

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