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The news that a promising vaccine has been tested against Ebola is very welcome. But, as we in Nepal know only too well, the development of a vaccine is no guarantee that it will be used. Back in 1987, a successful trial of a typhoid vaccine here in Kathmandu gave the world a new and highly effective way to protect against one of its oldest killers. Yet, ironically, while the tourists and trekkers who have flocked in recent decades to Nepal — one of the countries where typhoid is still endemic — use the vaccine to protect themselves, most local people are denied it.

The city recorded eight cases of cholera in July, said the health report released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Saturday.

AHMEDABAD: Residents of Khodiyarnagar Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) colony in Chandkheda facing contaminated water woes for years have got a ray of hope after the National Human Rights Commission (NH

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid is spreading across Africa and Asia and poses a major global health threat, warn experts.

In a startling revelation, the Union health ministry has mapped 16,000 habitations which are prone to arsenic and heavy metal water, resulting in emergence of deadly diseases.

Zanzibar — LOCAL health officials have declared typhoid fever outbreak in Zanzibar municipality, after at least 22 residents were afflicted with the disease.

According to the study, 42.2% of Indian women are underweight when they begin pregnancy, nearly seven percentage points higher than the figure of 35.5% cited in the National Family Health Survey-3

KAMPALA - Ugandan health authorities said Wednesday that they have intensified efforts against the deadly typhoid outbreak in the capital and two central districts.

Against government guidelines, biomedical waste continues to be dumped in open places in the city.