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Dengue during COVID-19: Here's what you need to know

19 Jul 2020

Dengue during COVID-19: Here's what you need to know

Even as India continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, another major health threat, that of dengue, is looming large with the arrival of the monsoon season in full swing.

Health tips to follow during the seasonal weather change period

26 Jul 2019

Health tips to follow during the seasonal weather change period

The monsoon is here.

Five health precautions to take during the rainy season

19 Jul 2019

Five health precautions to take during the rainy season

Although the monsoon season is sure to offer some much-needed respite from the scorching summer heat, it could be a tricky time for your health.

Tips to protect yourself from mosquito bites this monsoon

17 Jun 2019

Tips to protect yourself from mosquito bites this monsoon

The monsoon is almost here!

Dengue to spread due to global-warming: Precautions you must take

13 Jun 2019

Dengue to spread due to global-warming: Precautions you must take

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection has rapidly spread over the past couple of decades.

Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

26 Jan 2019

Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

For centuries, mosquitoes have been troublemakers and the number of people who have died after getting bitten by them is still a mystery.

Delhi: Dengue cases mount to 650, doctors advise precautions

08 Oct 2018

Delhi: Dengue cases mount to 650, doctors advise precautions

Dengue cases have spiraled in New Delhi over the past two weeks, with at least 650 people being diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season, according to a municipal report released today.

#HealthBytes: Tips to help prevent dengue fever

28 Sep 2018

#HealthBytes: Tips to help prevent dengue fever

The unexpected rain showers and unhygienic surroundings may make you prone to getting bitten by the dengue mosquito, thereby causing dengue fever.

Delhi affected by malaria: 324 cases reported so far

05 Sep 2018

Delhi affected by malaria: 324 cases reported so far

Malaria has gripped Delhi in a bad way, with 24 new cases being reported in a week.

Delhi: 146 malaria cases this season, 40% recorded in August

27 Aug 2018

Delhi: 146 malaria cases this season, 40% recorded in August

Nearly 60 cases of malaria have been reported in Delhi in August, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 146, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said today.

Suspected dengue death reported, might be the first of 2018

22 Aug 2018

Suspected dengue death reported, might be the first of 2018

According to East Delhi Municipal Corporation health department officials, a case of a suspected dengue death was reported from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

131 malaria cases reported in Delhi this season

20 Aug 2018

131 malaria cases reported in Delhi this season

At least 43 cases of malaria have been reported in the first 18 days of August in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the city this season to 131, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report released today.

Asian Games 2018: Indian archer Deepika Kumari down with dengue

15 Aug 2018

Asian Games 2018: Indian archer Deepika Kumari down with dengue

Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, India's top-ranked archer Deepika Kumari is down with dengue.

Tips to protect your family from dengue and chikungunya

12 Aug 2018

Tips to protect your family from dengue and chikungunya

With intermittent rains hitting parts of the country for the past two months, the risk of mosquitoes thriving increases with each passing day.

Dengue: Delhi hospitals asked to add beds at less tariffs

07 Aug 2018

Dengue: Delhi hospitals asked to add beds at less tariffs

Incidence of mosquito-borne diseases in the capital is going up, with 109 cases of malaria and 56 of dengue being reported this season.

Delhi: 'Mosquito Terminator on Wheels' to spray insecticides around tracks

05 Aug 2018

Delhi: 'Mosquito Terminator on Wheels' to spray insecticides around tracks

After much prodding by the Delhi HC, the anti-mosquito breeding fight in the capital is now getting a big weapon.

#HealthBytes: Simple hacks to avoid dengue by preventing mosquito bites

25 Jul 2018

#HealthBytes: Simple hacks to avoid dengue by preventing mosquito bites

It's monsoon season and the risk of getting mosquito bite-induced infections and diseases like Dengue is at an all-time high.

Delhi: 75 malaria, 43 dengue cases reported this season

23 Jul 2018

Delhi: 75 malaria, 43 dengue cases reported this season

At least 29 cases of malaria have been reported in the first three weeks of July in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in Delhi this season to 75, according to a South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report.

Delhi: 46 malaria, 30 dengue cases reported this season

02 Jul 2018

Delhi: 46 malaria, 30 dengue cases reported this season

At least six fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 46, according to a municipal report released today.

With 40 cases, malaria spreading faster in Delhi than dengue-chikungunya

26 Jun 2018

With 40 cases, malaria spreading faster in Delhi than dengue-chikungunya

Malaria is turning out to be a greater cause of concern for Delhi than dengue and chikungunya.

Delhi: Malaria spreading faster than dengue, 40-cases reported so far

25 Jun 2018

Delhi: Malaria spreading faster than dengue, 40-cases reported so far

At least 11 fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, pushing the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 40, according to a municipal report.

Delhi sees 3 more cases of dengue, toll reaches 15

28 May 2018

Delhi sees 3 more cases of dengue, toll reaches 15

Three more cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this month, taking the total number in Delhi this year to 15, according to the latest municipal report released today.

Dengue, chikungunya alert: Diseases may hit Delhi earlier this year

06 Mar 2018

Dengue, chikungunya alert: Diseases may hit Delhi earlier this year

This year, winter was warm in Delhi, paving the way for an early summer. This means that mosquito-borne deadly diseases like dengue and chikungunya will strike earlier than usual.

Drone by tea vendor's son to help Siliguri fight dengue

08 Jan 2018

Drone by tea vendor's son to help Siliguri fight dengue

A drone made by Rajiv Ghosh, the 17-year-old son of a Siliguri tea-seller, will help the local government fight dengue.

Medanta charges Rs. 16L for 21 days' dengue-treatment, kid died

24 Dec 2017

Medanta charges Rs. 16L for 21 days' dengue-treatment, kid died

In yet another case of overcharging by hospitals, Gurugram's Medanta Hospital has billed a whopping Rs.15.88L for the treatment of an eight-year-old dengue patient for 21 days.

#WhatTheHealth: Fortis overcharged 7-year-old parents; earned up to 1700%-profit

16 Dec 2017

#WhatTheHealth: Fortis overcharged 7-year-old parents; earned up to 1700%-profit

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority's probe into the death of 7-year-old dengue patient, Adya Singh at Gurugram's Fortis Memorial Research Institute revealed her parents were "grossly overcharged".

'Fortis murdered 7-year-old Adya': Haryana govt panel finds hospital guilty

07 Dec 2017

'Fortis murdered 7-year-old Adya': Haryana govt panel finds hospital guilty

A Haryana government panel has found Gurugram's reputed Fortis Hospital guilty of medical negligence and unlawful conduct.

India may have a vaccine for dengue by 2019-end

25 Nov 2017

India may have a vaccine for dengue by 2019-end

We might have a vaccine for dengue by the end of 2019.

Rs. 16L bill at Fortis for 15-day stay of patient

20 Nov 2017

Rs. 16L bill at Fortis for 15-day stay of patient

That private hospitals often loot patients is no secret. A disturbing case has now surfaced from Fortis Gurgaon.

Dengue virus behind many fatal outbreaks discovered in India

01 Nov 2017

Dengue virus behind many fatal outbreaks discovered in India

For the first time, Indian scientists have confirmed the presence of the Asian genotype of the DENV-1, a dengue virus, in the country.

Delhi: Deadly dengue cases in the city up to 1,185

05 Sep 2017

Delhi: Deadly dengue cases in the city up to 1,185

As Delhi is experiencing a season-change with the onset of monsoon, deadly vector-borne diseases in the city are on the rise.

India: Climate-based system to identify and predict dengue outbreaks

02 Sep 2017

India: Climate-based system to identify and predict dengue outbreaks

International researchers developed a climate-based system to predict the spread of dengue disease in various parts of India.

Priyanka Gandhi down with dengue, shifted to hospital

25 Aug 2017

Priyanka Gandhi down with dengue, shifted to hospital

Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was admitted to hospital on August 23 after she developed fever.

Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak in the national capital

28 Jun 2017

Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak in the national capital

The national capital has been plagued with all vector-borne diseases at the same time. While a total of 113 cases of malaria have been registered, at least 100 cases of dengue have come to the fore and over 149 cases of chikungunya.

DU students taught to keep emails short like 'skirts'

06 Jun 2017

DU students taught to keep emails short like 'skirts'

In another row of sexism controversy, DU's Commerce students are being taught to keep emails short like 'skirts' in a book called Basic Business Communication.

L-G directs civic body to make Delhi open-defecation free

30 May 2017

L-G directs civic body to make Delhi open-defecation free

On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed the municipal corporations to work towards making Delhi open-defecation free.

Delhi- Fire in Chandni Chowk guts down 40 shops

23 May 2017

Delhi- Fire in Chandni Chowk guts down 40 shops

On the night of 22nd May, a major fire broke out in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk area; albeit there were no casualties reported, goods worth crores may have been lost.

'Mosquitoes don't wait for meetings'- HC raps govt over dengue

18 May 2017

'Mosquitoes don't wait for meetings'- HC raps govt over dengue

Rapping the Centre, the Delhi government and municipal corporations for lack of work done on checking vector-borne diseases, the Delhi High Court announced, "Mosquitoes don't wait for meetings."

Delhi plagued with 80 chikungunya, 30 dengue cases since January

26 Apr 2017

Delhi plagued with 80 chikungunya, 30 dengue cases since January

Municipal corporation reports from Delhi reveal that the city has witnessed 80 chikungunya cases and 30 dengue cases since January 2017.

MCD polls: Will 2017 help the cash-strapped body?

22 Apr 2017

MCD polls: Will 2017 help the cash-strapped body?

AAP, BJP and Congress have launched full-fledged campaigns for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls scheduled on April 23. All have promised a cleaner capital.