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New Delhi/Guwahati/Shillong, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Encephalitis kills 67 in West Bengal, 43 in Assam

At least 67 people in West Bengal and 43 in Assam have died of encephalitis in eastern India in a situation that health officials described as “alarming” on Tuesday. The 67 deaths occurre... »
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Polio vaccination of travellers from Pakistan ‘ineffective’

The recently-introduced requirement that travellers from Pakistan be vaccinated against polio was not going to have the desired effect and drew away resources needed to eradicate the disease-causin... »
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MERS virus raises concern

The virus, first detected in humans two years back, has caused 152 deaths »
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