Pune: The number of dengue cases surged in 2013 in the state, but there were fewer deaths compared to last year.

More Cases In State Than Last Yr; Pune’s Disease Burden Highest; Officials Blame Weather

Pune: The number of dengue cases in the state has shot up to an alarming high, with as many as 3,564 cases reported between January and October this year, more than twice the number in 2012 when 1,436 cases of the disease were reported.

Health Experts Warn People With Lung Ailments About Impact Of Smoke

Pune: Inhaling fumes emitted by firecrackers not only makes one cough, go breathless and have irritation in the throat, but also worsens pre-existing conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Children and the elderly with lung diseases are vulnerable, said health experts.

The dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2) is currently predominant among the three serotypes of the virus co-circulating in Pune, scientists at the city-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) have found

Pune: Forty-nine patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have died of the infection within 19 months of diagnosis and being put on anti-tuberculosis drugs in Pune district, the lat

NIV Scientists Find DENV-3 Was Causative Agent In 19 Of 28 Samples During July-Sept

Scientists at the Punebased National Institute of Virology (NIV) have confirmed that three serotypes of dengue virus — DENV-1, DENV-2 and DENV-3 — are currently co-circulating in the city.

Pune: Rising cases of dengue in the city have led experts to advise people to take preventive measures, like cleaning containers where water can accumulate.

38 Cases Registered In The First 10 Days Of This Month

Pune: An average two positive cases of dengue were reported every day in the city between July 1 and September 10. The city has recorded 181 confirmed cases of dengue during this period, with 11 cases reported on Tuesday alone.

Healthcare Providers Submit List After Govt Rule Made It Mandatory In 2012

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has recorded 727 fresh cases of tuberculosis (TB), as reported by private hospitals in the city ever since it was made a notifiable disease by the Union government last May. This is in addition to the 300 cases on an average reported every month from the civic and government hospitals.

Vaccines Help But Exposure To Virus Gives Long-Term Immunity, Says NIV

Patients diagnosed with swine flu now are presenting symptoms similar to those exposed to the virus in 2009, medical experts have said.
Immunity developed either through exposure to the virus or vaccination has gone down considerably and hence people are showing symptoms similar to those infected in 2009 when the virus had first struck and entered the pandemic phase across the world, they added.