Researchers investigated a Kyasanur Forest disease outbreak in Karnataka, India during December 2013–April 2014. Surveillance and retrospective study indicated low vaccine coverage, low vaccine effectiveness, and spread of disease to areas beyond those selected for vaccination and to age groups not targeted for vaccination. To control disease, vaccination strategies need to be reviewed.

Here are some new insights into why leopards stray into human habitats regularly.

The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of a government insurance program covering tertiary care for people below the poverty line in Karnataka, India, on out-of-pocket expenditures, hospital use, and mortality.

Two siblings from Shimoga district have been dreaming of a decent dwelling, but their plan is stuck for 17 years, 6 months, 8 days and counting.

BANGALORE: Symptoms of fever, cold, cough and body-ache could be an indication of H1N1 or influenza A, which has surged of late and killed 14 people this year in the state.

The panel, in its previous meetings, had decided to review the state-owned polluting industries set up in the ecologically sensitive zone.

Moily to write to CMs of six states to examine recommendations of Kasturirangan panel report

In one of his first acts as environment minister, Veerappa Moily is revisiting the Kasturirangan working groups’s report on the Western Ghats, which provided the blue print for conserving the bio-diversity rich region.

Luckiest Member Of The 800-Strong Census Team Says There’s No Adventure Sport To Beat The Thrill

Bangalore: There is nothing that distinguishes Gopala Krishnaiah, 60, from the nearly 800 volunteers who were part of the tiger census that concluded on Monday. But the oldest of the volunteers was blessed with oodles of luck: In one hour, he spotted five tigers at Bhadra Tiger Reserve which extends across Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts.

The forest department will launch a publicity and awareness campaign on the implemen- tation of the controversial report prepared by the Dr K Kasturirangan committee on conservation of Western Ghat

Panel favours drawing water from Linganamakki for parched districts

Hydel power generation at the Linganamakki dam may take a beating, if the government goes ahead with the plan to draw water from the Sharavati river to meet Bangalore’s needs.