Bihar  /  Published 22.10.18

Spurt in chikungunya, dengue cases in Patna

Dengue and chikungunya cases have shot up to 364 and 91, respectively, in Patna district, as per data available with state health authorities, on Monday.Around 290 of the 364 dengue cases, and 53 of t...
By Shuchismita Chakraborty in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.19

Dengue treatment: government gets cracking

The health department has formed six teams of doctors to identify deficiencies in dengue treatment at hospitals and will form teams to sensitise hospitals about following the treatment protocol.Errors...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

CMC checks on last year’s dengue hubs

Aedes aegypti mosquito — the primary transmitter of the dengue virus — is known to breed in stagnant, freshwater that has been left undisturbed for seven days or more.About 3,000 people had tested...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 17.02.19

Dengue immunity lowers Zika risk

People with antibodies against dengue are less likely to become infected with the Zika virus, according to research from Brazil that some virologists speculate could help explain India’s low prevale...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.11.19

Dengue strikes terror

A 35-year-old man died of suspected dengue in a private hospital on Wednesday here, at a time the disease is stalking the capital despite the slide in temperature that normally signals the end of the...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.18

Why Japan can, Calcutta can’t

Tokyo had a brush with dengue about four years ago but contained the disease by destroying all breeding spots in the area where the vector-borne disease had infected 300 people, a scientist with the N...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.18

Mayor Firhad Hakim sets first target: dengue

Mayor-designate Firhad “Bobby” Hakim on Friday flagged dengue as his primary challenge and said he would focus on running a year-round campaign to raise public awareness about the disease.“We ha...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Bihar  /  Published 23.11.18

In Patna, dengue claims its healer

A Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) physician who had treated several dengue patients himself succumbed to the disease at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.PMCH physician Dr...
By Shuchismita Chakraborty in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

The scare: Salt Lake fountains

Several fountains in Salt Lake that have been lying defunct for months have turned into mosquito breeding sites following the recent spells of rain, leaving residents worried about a possible dengue o...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

Porcupines may become endangered

Sir — I was appalled to learn that porcupines now run the risk of becoming endangered across southeast Asia. They are being indiscriminately poached for bezoars, which are masses of undigested plant...
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