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The mysterious spike in whooping cough cases

Surge in whooping cough cases seen in US and Europe, particularly affecting infants. Experts warn of potential tenfold increase in 2024.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, cases are spiking across the US and Europe. Experts say it’s unclear why.(Thomas Trutschel/photothek/picture alliance)
Published on May 24, 2024 01:25 PM IST
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Sweltering summer leads to spike in hepatitis, gastro cases

According to data with the BMC, 66 hepatitis cases were reported from civic hospitals in April, compared to 35 in January, 34 in February and 53 in March

People consume various cold beverages during the summer, including lemonade and sugarcane juice, which are often mixed with ice. “If cleanliness is not maintained, the ice becomes contaminated with E Coli bacteria, which increases the risk of hepatitis,” said a doctor (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 08:57 AM IST

Punjab clocks over 2k farm fire incidents on Monday; next 10 days critical, say experts

Of the 2,060 cases, Sangrur reported a maximum of 509 followed by Bathinda 210, Mansa 195, Barnala 189, Ferozepur 146, Faridkot 122, Moga 110 and 89 each in Patiala and Ludhiana. Muktsar recorded 77 cases, while Jalandhar reported 70 fire incidents

Of the 2,060 cases, Sangrur reported a maximum of 509 followed by Bathinda 210, Mansa 195, Barnala 189, Ferozepur 146, Faridkot 122, Moga 110 and 89 each in Patiala and Ludhiana. Muktsar recorded 77 cases, while Jalandhar reported 70 fire incidents. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 06:46 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

In Chandigarh, failed food samples see 13% surge in a year

Compared to 7.2% during 2022-23, this year, over 20% of the total samples have failed quality test, as per the Chandigarh health department

Chandigarh food safety department had drawn 388 legal samples in 2022-23, of which 28 had failed. Similarly, from January 1 till September 30, 2023, the department tested 174 legal samples and found 36 adulterated. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 04, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Higher than normal daytime temperatures likely in most parts India in Nov: IMD

Above normal to normal rainfall is likely over some areas of the southernmost Peninsular India, most parts of northwest India, east central, east and northeast India

The India Meteorological Department forecasts higher than normal temperature for much of the country in November. (Representative photo.)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 09:02 PM IST
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