GUWAHATI: A survey conducted by a voluntary association called ‘Jeevan Initiative’ has revealed the high presence of microbes in drinking water at various public places, including schools and hospitals in the city.

The association collected samples from drinking water facilities installed at 10 prominent public places in the city and found that all of them failed in the bacteriological test, while four of them failed even in the chemical tests, after it was submitted at the State Public Health Laboratory for analysis.

This is the pitiful state of the residents of the locality on the HMT Watch Factory-Jalahalli Road. What may seem like sheer incivility of the people is a situation they have been pushed into. Rajesh, a resident, said: “Most of us earn a living by working as construction labourers and hardly earn money for two meals a day. With great difficulty, we have been able to build these concrete houses, but, due to the lack of drainage facilities, no toilets were built.”

Typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), is a major health problem especially in developing countries. Vaccines against typhoid are commonly used by travelers but less so by residents of endemic areas. The researchers used single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing to investigate the population structure of 372 S. Typhi isolated during a typhoid disease burden study and Vi vaccine trial in Kolkata, India.

Kathmandu is known as the world capital of typhoid fever among the health experts and a few media specialists. However, outbreaks of typhoid hardly make news headlines here.

The total number of fever deaths reported in the district this year has more than doubled from last year.

KOCHI: One of the major reasons for the contamination of potable drinking water is the presence of E-Coli, a bacterium found in human and animal waste.

GANDHINAGAR: There have been rise in the number of malaria and falciparum cases in the state. In just two weeks, various district and taluka health centres in the state recorded as many as 8,228 confirmed malaria cases, while the number of falciparum cases stood at 2,625.

Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Medical Relief and Public Health Committee chairman V.K.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has alleged that around 950 water pipelines in Delhi have been identified as passing out through drains.
The MCD Medical Relief and Public Health Committee chairman V.K. Monga wrote to the NHRC chairperson Justice K.G. Balakrishnan seeking his

With the season changing, city doctors are reporting about a 20 per cent rise in viral fever cases, including dengue and malaria, compared to the last month.