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26 days ago
Bengal BJP writes to Centre on 'dengue epidemic' in state

Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Seeking steps from the Centre to combat the dengue epidemic in West Bengal, BJP's state President Dilip Ghosh has written to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, alleging that test kits were being smuggled out to private health centres due to corruption of the ruling party. There is also huge shortage of dengue test kits in government hospitals. The kits are being smu...

4 months ago
Trump attends Bastille Day military parade

Paris, July 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday attended the annual Bastille Day parade here as the guest of honour Trump, who arrived in Paris on Thursday along with his wife Melania, watched the parade from the official gallery at the Place de la Concorde where they were greeted by French First Lady Brigitte Macron, reports Efe news. President Emmanuel Macron arrived...

8 months ago
MoU on developing commercialising vaccines for diarrhoeal disease signed

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) and Hilleman Laboratories on Wednesday inked an MoU to develop and commercialise Shigella vaccines and other enteric vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases. Shigella is the second most fatal organism after Rotavirus that causes severe diarrhoea in children with no approved vaccine available at this time.<...

1 year ago
NICED in talks with Bengal to launch cholera vaccine

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), a premier institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is in talks with the West Bengal government to introduce a cholera vaccine ahead of the peak season as a preventive measure. We have received a positive vibe from the state government to launch the vaccine in the cholera off-seaso...

1 year ago
ICMR-NICED to step up research on Hepatitis C, rotavirus infection

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) here on Friday inked a deal with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to undertake cutting-edge research on enteric diseases including hepatitis C, and see through translation of research outputs for community outreach. The focus will be on public health intervention and advocacy in West B...

2 years ago
Central institute out of funds for swine flu tests, Bengal pitches in

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday sanctioned Rs.6.25 lakh to the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases which claimed to have run out of funds for swine flu tests, an official said. A scientist at the NICED, which is handling around 50 to 60 suspect samples of swine flu every day, said on Friday that the central research agency had exhausted funds ...

2 years ago
Central institution in Bengal out of funds for swine flu tests

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases here which is handling around 50 to 60 suspect samples of swine flu every day has ran out of funds to procure necessary chemicals for the HINI virus test, a scientist said on Friday. We actually had run out of all the funds and we are trying to get funds from everywhere. We have sent a request to the West Ben...

2 years ago
19 new swine flu cases in Bengal

Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) As many as 19 fresh cases of swine flu were reported on Wednesday in West Bengal, pushing the total state figure to 264, a health official said, stressing that the situation was manageable. There has been no deaths since Tuesday. The toll in the state is 17 and the total number of cases now is 264, principal secretary for health and family welfare Malay K...

2 years ago
Six new swine flu cases in Kolkata, no deaths

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as six fresh cases of swine flu were detected here in the last 24 hours, a West Bengal health department official said Wednesday. There have been no fresh deaths. As many as 42 people have been afflicted with the influenza while there have been two deaths in Kolkata so far. The total cases are 42 till Wednesday. No additional deaths were reported, B...

2 years ago
31 swine flu cases in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) As many as four fresh cases of swine flu were detected here in the last two days, a West Bengal health department official said Tuesday. However, there have been no fresh deaths. As many as 31 people have been afflicted with influenza, with two deaths recorded in Kolkata so far. The total cases are 31 till Monday. No additional deaths were reported. The sta...

2 years ago
Five fresh cases of swine flu in Kolkata: Official

Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) As many as five fresh cases of swine flu were detected here since Friday, a West Bengal health department official said Saturday. However, there have been no fresh deaths. As many as 27 people have been afflicted with the influenza while there have been two deaths in Kolkata so far. The total cases are 27 till Saturday. No additional deaths were reported. T...

2 years ago
Swine flu on the rise in Kolkata, 22 test positive

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Swine flu, which has claimed two lives in Kolkata so far, is on the rise with as many as 22 afflicted with the influenza, a West Bengal health department official said Friday. However, there have been no fresh deaths. Seven fresh cases were detected Thursday. The total cases are 22 till Friday. No additional deaths were reported. The state is stocked with t...

2 years ago
Two deaths, seven fresh swine flu cases in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Swine flu has claimed two lives in Kolkata and seven fresh cases have been detected, a West Bengal health department official said Thursday. The deaths of two women were reported late Wednesday, according to state Health Secretary Moloy De. Seven more people have tested positive as of today (Thursday). Till Wednesay, there were 10 cases and out of them, two...

2 years ago
Two die of swine flu in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Swine flu has claimed two lives in Kolkata, a health official said Thursday. The two deaths, both women, were reported late Wednesday, according to a Swasthya Bhavan source. There are five additional suspect cases but they are yet to be confirmed, the source told IANS. Since Monday, ten have tested positive for swine flu here. The tests are ...

2 years ago
10 test positive for swine flu in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Ten people have tested positive for swine flu here, a health department official said Tuesday. So far there are 10 positive cases in Kolkata. The tests are being run at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) facility in Beleghata, a Swasthya Bhavan source told IANS on conditions of anonymity. Two women tested positive for the H1N1 in...

5 years ago
HIV cases rising in West Bengal: Survey

Kolkata, Dec 1 - A survey has revealed that West Bengal is gradually moving towards becoming a medium prevalence HIV state from low prevalence one, a scientist said here Saturday on World AIDS Day. Bengal was a low prevalence HIV state but gradually it's going towards medium prevalence state as per studies, said Kamalesh Sarkar, deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology -, National In...

5 years ago
Three electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Aug 7 - Three people were Tuesday electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh while one of them, a teen-aged boy, was trying to hook main supply lines to illegally draw electricity, police said. The incident took place in Dostpur area of Sultanpur, 165 km from here. Vikas, 13, was trying to steal power from a pole through 'kantiya' - a hook used to draw electricity without paying for it...

7 years ago
65 die in Chhattisgarh, exact cause unknown

Raipur, Oct 19 - At least 65 people have died of suspected water-borne diseases in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and Dantewada districts but officials are still struggling to identify the exact cause of these deaths. The death of 53 tribals in Bijapur district and 12 tribals in Dantewada district took place during the monsoon months of June and July. 'All deaths were caused due to water-bo...

8 years ago
Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

SEOUL, Korea -- A new study has found that a currently available yet underused vaccine against typhoid fever is highly effective in young children and protects unvaccinated neighbors of vaccinees. The study, conducted by the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in collaboration with the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata, India, was published in the July...

8 years ago
Cholera cases in Hyderabad rise to 26

Hyderabad, May 11 - The number of cholera cases here rose to 26 as hundreds of people who fell sick due to suspected water contamination in different parts of the state were Monday admitted to hospitals. Doctors at two government-run hospitals here said 26 cases of cholera were confirmed while dozens of others affected by water contamination last week remained hospitalised. Almo...

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