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Lessons from the dengue and H1N1 rise in Mumbai

The first quarter of 2019 saw an increased burden of dengue fever in Mumbai compared to last year, official figures show. Yet there may be other causes for concern when it comes to infectious diseases in the metro. India’s largest city and the state capital of Maharashtra reported 44 cases of dengue in the January-March […]

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Disease profiles: Dengue fever

Dengue fever is one of several mosquito-borne diseases that become more prevalent around the time of India’s monsoon season. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls dengue the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection worldwide, outpacing even malaria. In India, the disease is endemic across all 35 states and union territories. Prevalence Dengue fever cases were originally recorded

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Kerala: Disease outbreak threat looms as relief work continues

The Union health ministry has pledged its support for those hit by savage floods in Kerala, as fears of disease outbreaks loom. Kerala is battling one of the worst calamities in its history with nature’s fury leaving over 400 dead and lakhs homeless. The effect has also spread over to the neighbouring states of Karnataka

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Dengue outbreak plagues Kerala

 .  This article was first published on The News Minute and has been republished with permission.   By Nishitha Aysha Ashraf With the monsoon season entering its third week in Kerala, the number of dengue cases is on the rise across the state. In spite of various preventive measures which the state health department has undertaken since

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A genetic change in the dengue virus?

City doctors in Jaipur have noted a trend of dengue fever cases being reported during the summer months. Does could point towards a genetic change in the dengue virus? Dengue fever cases typically reach peak levels during and after the monsoon season, as the cooler and wetter conditions present Ideal conditions for the virus’s mosquito

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Emerging infectious diseases in India: the scourge that could boost urban development

This article has been republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation. The piece was authored by Olivier Telle, research scientist at CSH, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). It can be accessed here. Full credit goes to the original author and publisher. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Human societies have seen a significant decrease in mortality from infectious diseases

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Distribution of mosquito borne illness in India

The most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases occurring in India are malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya. Though distributions and severity of each disease vary considerably. It is worth noting that despite high concentrations of each disease in specific regions, due to rainy seasons mosquitos are capable of spreading across the vast majority of India, with only a

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