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May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

BENGALURU: A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated. Infectious disease outbreaks can be a challenge in India, the world’s second most populous country, where infection control and surveillance 8

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Nipah virus claims 10 lives in India

BENGALURU/KOCHI: A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated. Infectious disease outbreaks can be a challenge in India, the world’s second most populous country, where infection control and surveillance 4

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM German industrial output slumps

BERLIN: German industrial output fell by the most in more than two years in February and the sector is losing momentum, the Economy Ministry said, as factories in Europe´s largest economy throttle back in the face of the rising threat of protectionism. Output fell by 1.6 percent after rising by a revised 0.1 percent in January, data from the Economy 7

March 5, 2018 12:00 AM S Africa listeriosis outbreak toll hits 180

JOHANNESBURG: South African health officials said on Sunday that listeriosis has killed 180 people since the start of last year and originated at a food factory in the country’s northeast. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria found in soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces, and can contaminate food, especially fresh meat, dairy, seafood. It is prevented 16

February 13, 2018 12:00 AM 78 people test positive for seasonal flu in Islamabad

Islamabad: According to data obtained from the National Institute of Health (NIH), 78 people from Islamabad have tested positive for Seasonal Influenza as of January 1, 2018. Two deaths have also been reported at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, the hospital’s media spokesman Dr. Waseem Khawaja informed the media here on Monday. The NIH received 5

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Shiffrin prepares to bounce back in Kronplatz

MILAN: World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin will be looking to bounce back into winning mode ahead of the Winter Olympics in Tuesday’s giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy. Shiffrin has dominated the start of the season with ten World Cup wins but had mixed fortunes in nearby Cortina d’Ampezzo over the weekend despite a promising third place in Friday’s downhill 4

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM CoCo in hot waters after going bananas at Open

MELBOURNE: Ailing American 10th seed CoCo Vandeweghe lost the plot over a lack of bananas as she was dumped out in straight sets in the first round on Monday. “I’m waiting for the bananas,” she told chair umpire Fergus Murphy after the first set when asked why she wasn’t ready to play. “Why should I feel uncomfortable because the court is ill-prepared 3

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Seasonal flu virus present in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: The virus of influenza A H1N1, commonly called as seasonal flu is present in the environment of town as two patients belonging to Rawalpindi have been confirmed positive for the infection here at Holy Family Hospital. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Thursday has revealed that both the two patients confirmed positive for seasonal flu at HFH achieved 11

January 1, 2018 12:00 AM WHO declares human influenza outbreak a health emergency

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared outbreak of human cases of influenza A/H1 N1 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under IHR 2005 in Pakistan.The WHO also issued an advisory to sensitise the health authorities to strengthen and improve the level of preparedness in prevention, control and management of influenza 5

November 2, 2017 4:38 AM South Punjab in grip of severe smog

MULTAN: South Punjab is in grip of severe smog due to maximum variations in temperature. Cities, including Multan, Vehari, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur and Layyah have been affected by smog for the last two days. The smog comprising nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur and other aerosols is causing health issues for the citizens who have been complaining 14