World Rabies Day 2020: India accounts for 36% of all rabies deaths; poor awareness, insufficient dog vaccination complicate fight
On World Rabies Day, observed every year on 28 September, international organisations and governments join hands to spread awareness globally about this deadly but preventable disease.
Over 23% Delhi residents have COVID-19 antibodies, shows sero-survey data; NCDC says 77% still susceptible
The sero survey was conducted from 27 June to 10 July, during which a total of 21,387 samples were tested by the NCDC in collaboration with the Delhi govt.
The serosurvey involves testing blood serum of people to check for the prevalence of antibodies against coronavirus infection.
36 died due to heat-related ailments this year, responsibility of heat wave management rests with state: Ashwini Choubey
Thirty-six people have died due to heat-related ailments in the country this year till 9 June, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey told the Lok Sabha.
India eyes biggest Zika outbreak with 50 confirmed cases in Jaipur; teams deployed to carry out fogging, anti-larvae treatment
The state government has been provided information to create awareness about Zika virus.
Bareilly fever: UP officials believe deadly Plasmodium Falciparum malaria is cause; state grapples with poor healthcare
At least 42 people have died since the onset of a serious fever in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh in the first week of September.
Kerala floods: Health ministry approves grant of Rs 18.71cr to village health, sanitation and nutrition committees
The Union health ministry has approved a grant of over Rs 18 crore under the National Health Mission (NHM) for disbursing to village health, sanitation and nutrition committees in flood-ravaged Kerala.
Going beyond call of duty, Kozhikode doctor performs last rites of 12 who lost their lives to Nipah virus
A doctor in Kozhikode performed the role of a pall bearer to conduct the last rites of some of those who lost their lives to the deadly Nipah virus
Union health minister JP Nadda reviews Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, takes stock of situation in Kozhikode, Malappuram
Union health minister JP Nadda reviewed the ground situation with his Kerala counterpart on the Nipah virus outbreak and took stock of the public health measures in the affected areas of Kozhikode and Malappuram
The Nipah virus threat in Kerala has prompted the national shooting federation to shift the 18th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Championship to Delhi.
Throat infections caused by the S. pyogenes bacteria may damage human heart valves resulting in a severe form of rheumatic heart disease, if left untreated.
A man from Hyderabad, whose samples were sent for testing as a measure of caution against Ebola after his return from Nigeria, tested negative for the disease, an official said on Tuesday.