There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.
Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world
In 'The Age of Pandemics', Tumbe specifically focuses on the period between 1817 to 1920, which witnessed nearly five percent of the mid-point global population —or 70 million people — being wiped out by pandemics.
Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.
Pakistan takes a step towards ensuring safe drinking water. Here's why this is an important development
Dirty water causes a host of diseases such as dysentery, polio, typhoid, cholera and chronic diarrhoea to name a few.
Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region crosses 500; UN says more than six million people at risk of disease
The Lake Chad region straddles parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, which are all facing the crisis of a cholera outbreak.
Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases — cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis — caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data shows
Some 17 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of food, seven million of whom are at risk of famine and cholera has caused more than 2,000 deaths.
The UN is working with the Bangladesh government to vaccinate 650,000 people living in the sprawling camps against cholera, which spreads through dirty water and can kill if left untreated
Yemen cholera crisis: WHO urges country to accept vaccines to contain epidemic which has claimed 2,000 lives
Yemen, where a multinational conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis, had asked the UN health agency earlier this year for doses of the vaccine and later changed its mind
At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone
Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease
Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said
Saudi Arabia has pledged $33.7 million to help the World Health Organisation eradicate cholera in war-wrecked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday
Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution
Despite rising expenditure in the health sector, both communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to claim lives in rather big numbers, shows white paper on Delhi’s health sector released by Praja Foundation on Thursday.
Yemen cholera outbreak: Death toll rises to 1,800; Red Cross warns over 6,00,000 may be affected in 2017
More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the cholera epidemic in Yemen "continues to spiral out of control" since it erupted in April.
The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.
Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.
A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases at present, the United Nations said.
Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a United Nations official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive.
WHO warned that the healthcare system in Yemen is on the verge of collapse as many hospitals have shut down because of the ongoing conflict