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RAJAPALAYAM:  , Saturday, July 19, 2014

38 persons bitten by rabid dog at Rajapalayam

Panic struck pedestrians and two-wheeler riders at Sankarankoil Road junction here on Saturday, when a rabid dog went on a biting spree in the morning.Thirty-eight persons, including eig... »

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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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VIJAYAWADA, Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Senior citizens need vaccination, say doctors

In elderly with pneumococcal bacteraemia (blood infected with bacteria), the death rate is high, according to CDC surveillance. Another city-based pulmonologist Anil Kancherla says while children are being given the vaccine that is relatively expensive (Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,000) the elderly are not being vaccinated as per requirement. »
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