After unseasonal rainfall, Pune witnesses spike in cases of dengue and chikungunya

Officials say that the trend of rising dengue cases may continue in the next month as well. As the monsoon is not over yet, officials emphasise that people should take all the preventive measures. Officials noticed that in 90 per cent of the dengue cases, the dengue mosquito was found in the patient’s house itself. […]

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World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

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Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailments

Many deaths have reported due to rain-related incidents across Maharashtra in the last 48 hours. Also, people have been asked to take all precautionary measures to prevent any water-borne and other infectious diseases. A special survey was done recently in Maharashtra where the condition of 14,000 households affected by the flood was examined. Around 1, […]

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Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

Research by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]

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BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Monsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

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Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

Pune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building. […]

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