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West Nile Virus: central team heads to Kerala

One case of West Nile Virus has been reported from Malappuram in Kerala Union health ministry on Thursday sent a multi-disciplinary team from the National...

Dengue infection may protect kids from getting Zika

Researchers find prior dengue exposure protect kids from Zika Prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection. A study by an international...

Vaccine on the horizon for pregnancy malaria that kills 220K annually

Pregnancy malaria vaccine candidate clears phase one clinical trials A new vaccine may be on the anvil for pregnancy malaria that kills 220,000 every year. For...

Jaipur Zika strain does not cause birth defects in babies: ICMR

Around 2000 samples were tested for Zika, 159 positive cases have been confirmed The strain of Zika Virus in Pune is different from the African...

Not just bombs and thugs, dogs can sniff out malaria too

New study shows dogs can smell malaria with 70 percent accuracyDogs are known to sniff out explosives and criminals. Studies show, they can sniff...

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...

80 Zika cases in Rajasthan, Nadda says ‘don’t panic, cooperate’

In a disease review on Tuesday, health minister J P Nadda assures states that there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits Eighty cases...

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