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It has said containment zones should be limited to places such as resettlement colonies and slums, and contact-tracing activities have to be rationalised and districts should follow leads provided by their own surveillance instead of just chasing targets when it comes to testing.(ANI)

Delhi should prepare for 15,000 daily Covid-19 cases during winter: Report

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 11:49 AM IST
At its peak, the seven-day Covid-19 case average was 4,119, on September 19
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Those who are seen without masks will be fined Rs 200 the first time and Rs 400 on the second occasion. (ANI photo)
Those who are seen without masks will be fined Rs 200 the first time and Rs 400 on the second occasion. (ANI photo)

Tripura to undertake mask enforcement drive across state

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:15 PM IST
A three-member central medical team is on a 10-day visit to the state to take stock of the situation and suggest measures to curb the spread of the virus.
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Medics collect blood sample of residents for serological survey to analyse the spread of Covid-19, at a Mohalla Clinic at Geeta Colony in east Delhi on June 30.(PTI)
Medics collect blood sample of residents for serological survey to analyse the spread of Covid-19, at a Mohalla Clinic at Geeta Colony in east Delhi on June 30.(PTI)

Delhi sero survey: Results of third round expected this week

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The serological survey helps the government in estimating the proportion of the population in the city that might have been exposed to the virus causing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and developed immunity to it
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An ICMR team conducts surveillance in the view of COVID-19 outbreak at Balapur in Hyderabad.(PTI)
An ICMR team conducts surveillance in the view of COVID-19 outbreak at Balapur in Hyderabad.(PTI)

ICMR starts second all-India sero survey; results expected in September

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:53 AM IST
The results of the sero survey to detect the presence of Covid-19 antibodies in the general population are expected by September-end.
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Given the fast spread of the infection, other cities may follow the course of Ahmedabad and Delhi and achieve herd immunity(Bloomberg)
Given the fast spread of the infection, other cities may follow the course of Ahmedabad and Delhi and achieve herd immunity(Bloomberg)

The infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2

By Dileep Mavalankar & Komal Shah
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:02 AM IST
The case rate among contacts of an infected person appears surprisingly low. This gives hope
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People outside a mobile Covid-19 rapid antigen testing kiosk in New Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area on Tuesday.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
People outside a mobile Covid-19 rapid antigen testing kiosk in New Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area on Tuesday.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

1,349 fresh cases of Covid-19 take Delhi’s tally past 1,35 lakh

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Delhi now has 15,288 active cases of Covid-19 while 1,06,118 people have recovered.
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An individual holds a rapid antigen testing kit while waiting to give a sample for coronavirus test, at Dr. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
An individual holds a rapid antigen testing kit while waiting to give a sample for coronavirus test, at Dr. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC tells NABL, ICMR to speed up approvals for Covid-19 tests

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:28 AM IST
On Thursday, the Delhi government’s additional standing counsel Satyakam told the court that 281,555 rapid antigen tests have been conducted in Delhi between June 18 and July 15.
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A health worker of Special Mobile Surveillance team in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 rapid antigen test at Model Town in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A health worker of Special Mobile Surveillance team in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 rapid antigen test at Model Town in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

National Centre for Disease Control asks Delhi HC for more time to file sero survey report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The NCDC said that imposing timeline for the declaration of the results of these studies will lead to a compromise in the quality of analysis and can have a detrimental impact on the evidence based results so as expected to be obtained through such sero survey studies.
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The blood samples are tested for detecting IgG antibodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The blood samples are tested for detecting IgG antibodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sero survey hints at a high Covid-19 infection rate in Delhi

By Rhythma Kaul and Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:55 AM IST
In a serological surveillance, or sero survey, blood serum of a group of individuals is tested in order to understand the prevalence of a virus in that region.
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Five Dengue patients have died in Patna since October 15, but the state government has so far not attributed any of these deaths to the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Five Dengue patients have died in Patna since October 15, but the state government has so far not attributed any of these deaths to the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Doctor, part of central team in Patna to check dengue spread, is now a patient

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Dr Ram Singh, joint director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and head of the Centre for Medical Entomology and Vector Management, New Delhi, has been sent to the sick bay after he tested positive for Dengue and Chikungunya on Saturday.
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A rickshaw driver and tourists cover their face to avoid the smoke arising from vehicular pollution due to incresed traffic in jaipur. ht file photo(Representative Image/HT Photo/File Photo)
A rickshaw driver and tourists cover their face to avoid the smoke arising from vehicular pollution due to incresed traffic in jaipur. ht file photo(Representative Image/HT Photo/File Photo)

New action plan for climate change and health from NCDC

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 03:47 PM IST
National Centre for Disease Control under the Union ministry of health and family welfare has called for urgent intervention strategies to prevent the population from the harmful effects of climate change.
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The 122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which granted sweeping powers to town administrators and district collectors under colonial India to control epidemics, is in the process of being revoked.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
The 122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which granted sweeping powers to town administrators and district collectors under colonial India to control epidemics, is in the process of being revoked.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)

122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act to be replaced with new legislation

By Nozia Sayyed | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 02:51 PM IST
A research paper in the 2016 edition of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics noted that the Epidemic Diseases Act has major limitations in the current scenario “as it is outdated, merely regulatory and not rights-based, and lacks a focus on people”.
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Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

With rising mercury, swine flu cases dip in Delhi, say experts

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 02:00 AM IST
Data obtained from the National Centre for Disease Control too showed that the number of cases peaked during the week ending on February 17, when 609 were reported in a single week.
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21 people have died due to swine flu in Delhi this year (till March 24).(Photo: Parveen Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
21 people have died due to swine flu in Delhi this year (till March 24).(Photo: Parveen Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi records 3,500 cases of swine flu this year, highest since 2010

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 08:09 AM IST
At 21, the death toll from swine flu in Delhi this year (till March 24) is already the highest since 2010 when the H1N1 virus infection killed 77 in the entire year, according to data from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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Two residents succumbed to complications arising from H1N1 influenza this month, taking the death toll from the disease this year to five, the district health department confirmed on Wednesday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Two residents succumbed to complications arising from H1N1 influenza this month, taking the death toll from the disease this year to five, the district health department confirmed on Wednesday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Swine flu death toll touches five, at four-year high

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:37 AM IST
According to officials, the two patients — a 49-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman — were suffering from underlying cardiovascular diseases and died due to bilateral pneumonia, which is an infection of both the lungs.
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The authorities have issued a high alert in Kerala’s north Malabar region after the seven-year-old’s death.
The authorities have issued a high alert in Kerala’s north Malabar region after the seven-year-old’s death.

Seven-year-old Kerala boy, who tested positive for West Nile Virus, dies in Kozhikode

By Ramesh Babu | Thiruvanathapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 11:06 AM IST
West Nile Virus is a disease which spreads from birds to humans with the bite of an infected Culex mosquito. The symptoms include cold, fever, bodyache, fatigue and nausea, with complications leading to meningitis and death.
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Half of the 812 cases of swine flu and 55 deaths in Maharashtra reported between January 1 and March 15 this year were reported in March alone.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Half of the 812 cases of swine flu and 55 deaths in Maharashtra reported between January 1 and March 15 this year were reported in March alone.(HT Photo / Representative Image)

Swine flu cases spike across Maharashtra in March

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 10:41 AM IST
Mumbai has reported 48 cases of swine flu and four deaths in March. However, the four deaths were of patients who came to the city from the neighbouring districts of Palghar and Thane for treatment.
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Swine flu suspect patients waiting for their turn outside swine flu screening centre Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza Virus) ward at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital's Special Swine Flu Ward, at RML Hospital, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 23, 2015.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Swine flu suspect patients waiting for their turn outside swine flu screening centre Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza Virus) ward at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital's Special Swine Flu Ward, at RML Hospital, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 23, 2015.(Hindustan Times file photo)

2,500 swine flu cases in just a week: NCDC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 08:52 AM IST
More than 2,500 cases of seasonal influenza (H1N1), also known as swine flu, were recorded in just one week in India, between February 24 and March 3, according to a report by the National Centre for Disease Control.
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North India continues to be in the grips of seasonal flu, with H1N1 (swine flu) cases likely to cross 15,000 by the end of February, which is more than the 14,992 cases confirmed in the entire year in 2018.(HT Photo)
North India continues to be in the grips of seasonal flu, with H1N1 (swine flu) cases likely to cross 15,000 by the end of February, which is more than the 14,992 cases confirmed in the entire year in 2018.(HT Photo)

North India may record 15,000 swine flu cases by February-end

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 12:57 PM IST
The National Centre for Disease Control has reported 14,803 confirmed cases across states till February 24, with 448 deaths. This is less than half the 1,103 deaths confirmed in all of 2018.
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Rajasthan alone confirmed 507 cases and 49 deaths in one week, followed by Delhi with 456 cases, shows data from across India (except West Bengal, which last sent updated data on August 18, 2018).(File Photo)
Rajasthan alone confirmed 507 cases and 49 deaths in one week, followed by Delhi with 456 cases, shows data from across India (except West Bengal, which last sent updated data on August 18, 2018).(File Photo)

With 6,700 cases and 226 deaths, spike in swine flu triggers health alarm

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 07:53 AM IST
India has recorded an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) this year, with 6,701 cases and 226 deaths confirmed till February 3, compared to 798 cases and 68 deaths during the corresponding period in 2018.
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6,601 cases of swine flu had been recorded across India by February 3 this year.(HT/File Photo)
6,601 cases of swine flu had been recorded across India by February 3 this year.(HT/File Photo)

Google searches for swine flu in north and northwest India highest this year, shows data

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 07:36 AM IST
An HT analysis of Google Trends data for India has found that past outbreaks of the disease led to an increased interest on it in terms of Google searches.
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Three suspected cases of zika virus have been detected in Madhya Pradesh. After initial sample testing at AIIMS Bhopal, samples have been sent for confirmation to National Institute of Virology, Pune.(AP File)
Three suspected cases of zika virus have been detected in Madhya Pradesh. After initial sample testing at AIIMS Bhopal, samples have been sent for confirmation to National Institute of Virology, Pune.(AP File)

After 3 suspected zika cases, Centre rushes experts to MP

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Zika virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, muscle and joint pain. Three cases were reported from Bhopal, Vidisha and Sehore in MP.
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A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)
A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)

Early diagnosis and containment are key to controlling Zika

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Containment efforts over the next week will determine how the outbreak shapes up across the country
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A total of 4,484 positive swine flu cases were recorded in the country and 353 deaths occurred during the period, as per the data.(File Photo)
A total of 4,484 positive swine flu cases were recorded in the country and 353 deaths occurred during the period, as per the data.(File Photo)

Rajasthan records 164 swine flu deaths this year, highest in country

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 07:27 PM IST
Rajasthan recorded 164 deaths due to swine flu till September this year, the highest in the country, according to official data. According to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a total of 1,652 cases of swine flu surfaced in Rajasthan till September 30.
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Two suspected cases were reported in Ghaziabad on August 31. However, both were later confirmed as negative. In 2017, just two cases of swine flu were reported in Ghaziabad.(HT PHOTO)
Two suspected cases were reported in Ghaziabad on August 31. However, both were later confirmed as negative. In 2017, just two cases of swine flu were reported in Ghaziabad.(HT PHOTO)

Noida: Swine flu claims its first victim this season, man was from Allahabad

By Snehil Sinha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 02:23 AM IST
Health officials ask people not to panic, say district is ready to tackle H1N1 and has isolation wards, referral centres in place.
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The Uttar Pradesh government has authorised 37 sentinel labs across the state for confirmation of vector-borne diseases.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The Uttar Pradesh government has authorised 37 sentinel labs across the state for confirmation of vector-borne diseases.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Three dengue cases reported in Noida

By Snehil Sinha | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 06:11 AM IST
The district health department has confirmed the first three dengue cases of this season. These include two men, from Gijhore and Sector 122 in Noida, and one woman from Greater Noida.
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Hospital staff and family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Hospital staff and family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode, on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Nipah outbreak in Kerala: Experts suspect human-to-human transmission

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 03:13 PM IST
A team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is also in Kerala to investigate the source of transmission after NIV confirmed three deaths on Sunday.
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The Kerala government has sanctioned an emergency fund of Rs 20 lakh to the Kozhikode Medical College to tackle the present fever outbreak.
The Kerala government has sanctioned an emergency fund of Rs 20 lakh to the Kozhikode Medical College to tackle the present fever outbreak.

Team of doctors reach Kerala to probe Nipah virus deaths

By Agencies | Agencies, New Delhi/Kozhikode
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said on Monday things were under control and that there was no need to panic.
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Family members of Sujit Wadi said he was one of the five people bitten by the same infected dog in April.(Pic for representation/HT File)
Family members of Sujit Wadi said he was one of the five people bitten by the same infected dog in April.(Pic for representation/HT File)

9-year-old boy dies of rabies in Mumbai hospital

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 11:05 AM IST
The child, Sujit Wadia, had been bitten by an infected stray dog in April in Bhiwandi.
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