September 12, 2011
Bihar is in the grip of yet another seasonal outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed the lives of at least 16 children in the Magadh division in less than three weeks.As on Sunday, the go...
August 21, 2011
Rejecting Congress demand to declare dengue as an epidemic in the state, Orissa government today claimed the deadly mosquito-borne disease had been detected in 465 districts spread over 20 States...
July 18, 2011
The district administration here has decided to take preventive measures to control the outbreak of monsoon-related cholera and other diseases reported from different parts of the district.
July 2, 2011
Authorities have recorded the first death in France’s E. coli outbreak. Dr. Benoit Vendrely at Bordeaux Hospital in southwest France said a 78-year-old woman died early Saturday morni...
June 21, 2011
The outbreak of suspected encephalitis and subsequent death of close to 24 children in Bihar has made health officials here sound an alert in the capital and other parts of the State. Health...
June 15, 2011
The European Union agreed Tuesday to allow farmers hurt by the E coli food poisoning crisis to tap into a 210—million—euro (304—million—dollar) aid fund. “This...
June 14, 2011
Germany is counting the losses incurred due to the E.coli outbreak, which so far left 35 people dead, as new infections ebbed away and life returned to normal for thousands of consumers conf...
June 7, 2011
Microwaving salad fixings with just a bit of radiation can kill dangerous E coli and other bacteria and US food safety experts say Europe’s massive outbreak shows wary consumers should give...
January 18, 2011
India has a staggering burden of chronic disease arising from a variety of causes, but there is encouraging evidence to show that it can reduce both death and disability through effective lo...
December 16, 2010
The United Nations secretary-general plans to call for an independent commission to study whether U.N. peacekeepers caused a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 2,400 people in Haiti,...
August 22, 2011
At least 20 people have tested positive for dengue in the city, health officials on Monday said.
“As per figures of the government hospital, more than 20 people have tested dengue positiv...
August 14, 2011
Even as the State government claims to be taking every possible step to contain the dengue outbreak, the situation seems to be slipping out of control. The outbreak has now spread to 16 of 30 dist...
July 6, 2011
More cases of monsoon fever have been reported in the district. However, the numbers are not alarming, said R. Sudhakaran, district medical officer. On Monday, there were 781 cases reported...
June 29, 2011
After asking district officials and the Indian Medical Association on Monday to prepare an action plan to control malaria and fevers in the Visakha Agency, Collector Lav Agarwal visited Munchingpu...
June 15, 2011
The European Union on Wednesday lashed out at Russian officials for having yet to lift an E coli—prompted ban on EU vegetables, five days after President Dmitry Medvedev promised to do so at...
June 14, 2011
The number of people falling sick as a result of E. coli contamination has slowed to a trickle, Germany’s national disease control center said Tuesday, even as the death toll from the outbrea...
June 11, 2011
After a month of searching and testing thousands of vegetables, simple detective work trumped science in the hunt for the source of the world’s deadliest E. coli outbreak. The culprit: German...
March 12, 2011
A panel of independent experts has harshly reviewed the World Health Organisation's handling of the 2009 epidemic of H1N1 swine flu, though it found no evidence supporting the most outlandish accus...
January 5, 2011
Australia's scientists are trying to wipe out dengue fever by a groundbreaking scheme of field trial that could save tens of thousands of lives each year, the Australian Associated Press rep...
November 14, 2010
Scientists have released three million genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to fight dengue fever.Batches of the male mosquitoes were released in a 40-acre area, from...