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dengue cases rising in Banke, 45 infected so far

dengue fever is gripping Banke and surrounding districts with at least 45 people diagnosed with the fever so far in the area. Bheri Zonal Hospital and Neplgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital have been receiving increasing number of dengue patients from the Mid-Western and Far-western regions every day. People come with complaints such as fever, nausea, and aches. Many of such patients hav...


110 dengue cases recorded in Jhapa this season alone
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110 dengue cases recorded in Jhapa this season alone

An expert on public health has attributed the spread of dengue fever to haphazard disposal of garbage. According to Madhu Sudan Koirala, chief of District Public Health Office (DPHO), Jhapa, unregulated disposal of garbage has been abetting the rise in number of dengue fever cases. Initially, the maximum of the dengue cases was recorded in Chitwan district. But the situation has changed no...


Dengue grips Chitwan, 219 infected
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dengue grips Chitwan, 219 infected

As many as 219 people have been infected with dengue virus in Chitwan district in the last two months alone. Ratnanagar Municipality of the district has been hit the hardest. Various hospitals in Chitwan reported a surge in the number of dengue patients. Celebratory mood faded in the district with increases in the number of dengue cases during the Dashain festival. About 80 percent of the 2...


Zika 'World Cup theory' dismissed
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Zika 'World Cup theory' dismissed

The Zika virus arrived in South America a year before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, say British and Brazilian scientists. Their study effectively dismisses one of the most popular theories about the outbreaks origins - that it was brought over by football fans. The findings, published in the journal Science, suggest the virus arrived between May and December 2013. That is long before any cases ...


Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue: report
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Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue: report

A case study of a stillborn baby whose Brazilian mother was infected with Zika raises suspicions that the virus may be capable of doing more damage to fetal tissue than previously thought, researchers said on Thursday. The study showed the babys brain was absent, a condition known as hydranencephaly. Instead of tissue, the brain cavities were filled with fluid. The baby also had abnormal pools...


Aussie Olympic doctor says Rio water bigger worry than Zika

The Australian teams medical director says water quality will be more of a threat to the health of athletes and officials at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Dr. David Hughes said cases of pregnancy aside, the Zika virus usually results in a mild infection, and 80 percent of those infected often do not get serious symptoms. Zika, however, is suspected of cau...


Zika vaccine may be ready for emergency use this year: developer
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Zika vaccine may be ready for emergency use this year: developer

A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by U.S. officials. Canadian scientist Gary Kobinger, part of a consortium working on the vaccine, told Reuters in an interview that the first stage of testing on hum...


Jamaica advises women to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus
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Jamaica advises women to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus

Jamaicas health minister is advising women to delay plans to become pregnant for the next six to 12 months due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The island has not even recorded any cases of Zika, which is spreading in the Americas and is suspected of causing over 3,500 babies to be born with brain damage in Brazil. But Health Minister Horace Dalley says its just a matter of time before the ...


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