Key recommendations made by a Philippines Department of Health advisory body of doctors and pharmacologists were not heeded before the programme was rolled out to 830,000 children.
The move comes days after the Southeast Asian nation suspended a government programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children with Dengvaxia following Sanofi’s findings released last week.
A 2014 study found that India’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme captures only 0.35% of the annual number of clinically diagnosed dengue cases.
While it is possible (though expensive) to try and prove the efficacy of traditional medicines, the government’s attempts to propagate them don’t seem to include an honest medical investigation.
A total of 632 people died due to influenza (H1N1), while Aedes Aegypti (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) claimed 279 and 60 lives respectively.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding through regular monitoring.
In this period of post-truths, it is untenable to have the progress of medicine and public health, as well as trust in science, be eroded by irresponsible sections of the media – either due to ignorance or conflicts of interest.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 displaced in rain-related incidents since December, most of them this month.
As a society we have become conditioned to moving from one burning issue to another without adequately resolving the first, thus making challenges like pollution, joblessness and economic inequality our new normal.
Zeroing in on the genesis of the Kyasanur forest disease was, at one point, called “possibly the most dramatic epidemiological detective story of our time.” This is that story.
With grave repercussions for India, a recent study suggests that the Zika virus can be even more infectious to people who have been exposed to dengue in their past.
As the 2016 Olympic games are a little more than a month away, to be held in Zika-prone Brazil, what do we know about the virus and its effects?
There is no major event that is ever 100% safe, and that especially applies to major events in tropical countries.
The Philippines this week launched the world’s first public dengue immunisation programme.
The Zika virus has considerable potential to penetrate our borders to play havoc amid the ideal conditions provided both for it and the mosquitoes.
India is one of the Aedes aegyptis’s many homes but the Zika virus itself has not ever been detected in our country so far.
As India embarks on its biggest urban expansion yet, dengue prevention at construction sites must become an urgent priority in the years ahead.
We are sitting ducks against a virus that has no antidote as yet and which can take out both children and adults.
Govt. may announce new plan for ex-servicemen With no developments in the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) logjam in sight, the government is preparing to announce a “new deal” for veterans over the next few days. The decision for it is primarily to avoid the model code of conduct […]
Death penalty files eaten by termites? Records of death penalty convicts who have been executed since independence have gone missing from many prisons. The National Law University in Delhi is conducting a first of its kind survey to evaluate the fairness of capital punishment jurisprudence especially in post […]