Odisha turns to Smithsonian Institute to tackle herpes virus

Nandankanan Zoo director Shashi Paul has also urged the CZA to issue a protocol on the near-fatal virus.

published on : 22nd September 2019

Nandankanan Zoo authorities demand protocol on herpesvirus

The move comes after the near-fatal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesviruses (EEHV) claimed the lives of two mammals in three weeks.

published on : 17th September 2019

Kerala urged to develop anti-Nipah virus mechanism

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has stressed the need to develop a mechanism for enhanced surveillance of Nipah Virus (NiV) in the state.

published on : 13th September 2019

Rise in cases of other types of viral fever too in Karnataka

According to doctors in Bengaluru, Rhinovirus infections, influenza and RSV are also on a rise in the city lately.

published on : 2nd September 2019

Karnataka launches free anti-diarrhoea vaccine

In an effort to prevent diarrhoea deaths, free rotavirus vaccination for children under the age of one have been rolled out in the state.

published on : 27th August 2019

Urgency for vaccine grows as deadly virus ravages China's pigs

Farmers have long contained the virus spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for another solution.

published on : 21st August 2019

All states and UTs to get Rotavirus vaccine by September, says Harsh Vardhan

Rotavirus vaccine will be available in all states and Union Territories as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme by September, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced.

published on : 10th August 2019

Nipah transmission from humans contained; lone patient to be discharged

After an eventful 47 days of seclusion, close monitoring and treatment, the state’s lone patient affected with Nipah virus is likely to be discharged on Tuesday.

published on : 19th July 2019

Leave of doctors, paramedics put on hold in Assam amid Japanese Encephalitis outbreak

With all but one district affected, 49 people died of the disease while 190 positive cases were reported till Friday.

published on : 6th July 2019

H1N1 virus claimed 1,076 lives in 2019, over 26,000 infected: Health ministry

Swine flu is an infection caused by one of several swine influenza viruses (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common across the country.

published on : 29th June 2019

Nipah: 12 bat samples test positive for deadly virus

Virology institute yet to pinpoint origin of virus’ latest outbreak

published on : 22nd June 2019

Only one case of Nipah reported this year from Kerala, no fatality: Harsh Vardhan

A total of 330 contacts are being followed up on a daily basis and no new case has been reported, the Union Health Minister said.

published on : 21st June 2019

Nipah-affected youngster to be discharged in a week

Ernakulam District Medical Officer Dr N K Kuttapan said the Health Department is monitoring the health condition of the rest of the people in the direct contact list.

published on : 21st June 2019

Puducherry: Patient with suspected Nipah symptoms admitted to hosp

A 79-year-old man from Cuddalore who was working in Kerala has been admitted to JIPMER, Puducherry, after he was suspected to be affected by Nipah virus.

published on : 19th June 2019

Condition of Nipah patient improves

Three people who were under observation at Kalamassery Medical College isolation ward were discharged after ensuring their health condition was safe.

published on : 16th June 2019
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