In a first, Spanish man contracts dengue through sex

Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world-first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a […]

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Maharashtra witnesses 230 dengue-related deaths over the last five years

The National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that in the last five years Maharashtra recorded 39,141 cases of dengue. And it recorded 230 deaths related to dengue cases. Dengue and Chikungunya, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, are a cause of great concern to public health in India. […]

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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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Mumbai witnesses 109 cases of dengue, 18 lepto cases – so far this month

In the first 15 days of October, Mumbai recorded 109 cases of dengue, along with 18 cases of leptospirosis. Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC stated that the city recorded 240 cases of malaria, 03 cases of swine flu, 172 cases of gastroenteritis and 45 cases of hepatitis. There were two deaths related to […]

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Keeping rising dengue cases in mind, Pune railway station to organise blood donation camp

With the rising dengue cases in Pune, the hospitals need more SDP donations (platelet donations). Platelets are high in demand as they help in building the patient’s immune system. But with the festive season about to start, the blood and platelet donations go down. Considering these things, for the first time, the Pune railway department […]

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Topsy-turvy weather wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

This has been the routine for the past two days in Mumbai. The sudden change in weather has taken a toll on Mumbaikars health. A lot of Mumbaikars are complaining of viral fever and civic-run hospitals are witnessing a surge in patients suffering from fever-related ailments. Since the past few days, Mumbaikars are battling with […]

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Sonography services affected at Kalwa hospital, as five doctors suffer from dengue

465 cases of dengue-like illnesses were admitted in August 2019 as compared to 2,317 in August 2018. Incidence of dengue, leptospirosis, malaria and gastroenteritis is less compared to previous year cases. Unfortunately, five doctors from the radiology department attached to Thane Municipal Corporation’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital,  in Kalwa have been diagnosed dengue. All the […]

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