India Newswire: Measles in Mumbai, Dengue in Delhi


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Measles in Mumbai

Another suspected measles death was reported on 12 December. The child, aged four, was a resident of Sakinaka and had been partially vaccinated. With this, the number of measles deaths in Mumbai has risen to 13, of which eight are confirmed deaths, and five are suspected cases. Moreover, two new hotspots have been discovered in the city.

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Dengue fever in Delhi

More than 260 cases of dengue fever were reported in the national capital in December, bringing the number of infections of the vector-borne disease to more than 3,800 so far this year, according to a civilian report released Monday.

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The first case of Zika in Karnataka

Karnataka reported its first case of Zika virus after a five-year-old girl was found infected, Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday, adding that the government has issued a warning in the state.

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An ELISA test for Nipah virus has been developed

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology, Pune, has developed a primary diagnostic tool IgM and IgG ELISA for Nipah virus (NiV) screening. Nickelosis is a zoonotic virus that causes fatal encephalitis in humans.

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