The National Institute of Virology's unit in Kerala has detected and confirmed through full genome sequencing the evidence of a new strain of West Nile Virus (WNV) and its association with human cases in India.

The virus, transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans.

4 Deaths In City In One Week

City-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has advised people to stay alert and take precautionary measures to ward off swine flu as the H1N1 infection rate has gone up considerably this month.

Only 1% of water samples tested in Pune city was found unfit for consumption as against 26% in Mumbai, an official of the State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL) said here on Wednesday.

One in four samples of drinking water in the city was found contaminated in tests at the Pune-based State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL) last month.

Pune: In trying to determine why a small percentage of people contract severe forms of dengue fever, the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has found that a combination of certain gene

City doctors have reported a spurt in dengue and malaria cases this month and attribute it to the fluctuating temperature and the intermittent rains.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) effort to bring all clinics under the ambit of its common bio medical waste (BMW) disposal system has received a poor response from doctors with only 30

The infection rate of swine flu continues to hover around 10%, scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) here said on Thursday. This means, of the total suspected H1N1 patients, 10-15% are testing positive.

Since January, 76 of the 345 swine flu patients in the state have succumbed to the infection, making for a mortality rate of 22%. Pune city has reported 172 cases and 22 deaths so far this year — a mortality rate of 12%. Among the 76 casualties, the highest, 59, have occurred in March and April alone.

PUNE: The city recorded 84 new cases of dengue fever in last three months. Going by the Pune Municipal Corporation's records, cases have gone down over the last three months.

"There were 36 dengue fever cases in January. The number came down to 18 in February. There were 23 dengue cases in March," said S T Pardeshi, medical officer of health, of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

Strong Wind Keeps Blaze Alive, Villagers Send Dumpers Away

Pune: Villagers from Phursungi and Uruli on Tuesday blocked trucks carrying waste from entering the garbage depot to protest against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s inability to control the fire raging at the landfill site since Sunday.
The fire that spread to surrounding piles of waste grew worse on Tuesday. The villagers claimed that three acres of the landfill site had caught fire and clouds of smoke posed a health hazard for them.