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Kerala witnessed 42% of all dengue deaths this year

At 35, Kerala leads the fatality numbers due to dengue this season: Govt figures Kerala may still be paying the price of the devastating floods...

The “rat fever” that is terrorising Kerala: an explainer

As several hundred cases - both confirmed and suspected -  of leptospirosis are reported from Kerala following the floods, the bacterial infection has caused...

Diarrhoea, dengue on the rise in Kerala, post floods

Health minister J P Nadda reviews flood relief measures in Kerala Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Wednesday reviewed the...

Bats indicted in Kerala Nipah outbreak, ICMR sends paper to Lancet

Initial tests on bats were negative causing much speculation about whether newer sources of the infection are emerging Putting to rest suspense about the source...

“Nipah infections in a local cluster not a major outbreak”

Central team visiting Kerala concludes that Nipah is a local occurrence not a major outbreak After a detailed review of the Nipah situation, the central...

Central team in Kerala, bats sent to lab for Nipah tests

Health minister J P Nadda reviews Nipah situation Health minister J P Nadda has reviewed the Nipah situation in Kerala with Union health secretary Preeti...

God’s own country is haven for deadly Nipah virus

A virus carried by fruit bats claims 10 lives in KeralaTen people have died from a rare virus, named Nipah, in Kerala. Nine others...

Kerala proposes to make vaccination compulsory for school admission

The proposal is a part of the draft health policy recently approved by the government In a radical move, the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government...

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After US funding ended last year, UNFPA faced $350 mn gap

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