PUNE: Few doctors complying with the government diktat to report measles cases to local health officials may turn out to be a big hurdle as authorities step up surveillance with an aim to eradicate

PUNE: Despite a drop in the number of H1N1 cases, the high mortality rate (from 8% in 2012 to 25% this year so far) has left doctors and experts worried.

NIV Study Probes Severe Pink Eye Infection Seen In Last Two Outbreaks

Pune:Scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) have confirmed the presence of adenovirus that caused viral conjunctivitis in Pune city during November-December 2013 and January -February 2014.

9-Nation Asia-Pacific Study Interviewed 400 Indian Patients

Pune: Patients suffering from asthma in India suffer the most and asthma management in the country is fairly poor compared to many other nations, reveals a recent analysis of an Asia-Pacific study on asthma and its treatment.

Pune: Experts in the city have demanded that vectorborne diseases like dengue be made ‘notifiable’ to curb their spread.

At 5.6%, State’s Prevalence Rate On Borderline

Pune: Cases of paediatric tuberculosis (TB) have gone down in Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad but the number has risen in rural parts of the district. Of the 7,275 cases registered in the state in 2013, about 400 were found in Pune district. While the city reported 201 cases in 2012, the number dropped to 147 a year later.

Pune: Thirty-five-year old Subhash woke up one morning with intense abdominal pain. He thought it could be just a cramp or a result of indigestion. But the pain kept getting worse.

New Regulation For Visitors To & From Polio-Endemic Nations

Pune: India has made oral polio vaccine (OPV) mandatory for all travellers across all age groups visiting polioendemic countries such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan. The new regulation, which came into effect from March 1, is aimed at preventing re-entry of polio virus from these countries.

Pune: There is better awareness about genetic testing for cancer in the city.

In State, 40,000 Contracted Infection, 67 Died Between January And November Last Year

Pune: Not just dengue, but malaria too has claimed a sizable number of lives in the state last year. As per the latest report of the state health department, as many as 40,000 people contracted the mosquito-borne infection, and 67 of them succumbed to it between January and November, 2013.