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  • mangaluru girl bal puraskar dengue mosquito innovation

    Not For Women OnlyJan 29, 2020, 7:07 PM IST

    Meet The Mangaluru Girl Who Won Bal Puraskar 2020 For A Unique Innovation

    In 2019, a report released by the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme stated that India recorded more than 67,377 cases of dengue between January and October. And Karnataka alone saw over 12,756 dengue cases, the highest in India. While questions have time and again been raised on the effectiveness of mosquito repellents, a 16-year-old student from Mangaluru has found an innovative solution that transforms your clothes to repel mosquitoes naturally & it only costs Rs 14. A recipient of the prestigious Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020 for Excellence in the Field of Innovation, let’s find out more about Suneetha Moorje Prabhu’s journey in this episode of Not For Women Only with Sunita Iyer.

  • Bihar floods 900 test positive for dengue

    IndiaOct 6, 2019, 3:30 PM IST

    Bihar floods: 900 test positive for dengue

    As many as 900 people have been tested positive for dengue in Bihar. This comes just days after the state witnessed torrential rains and floods. However, the Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar denied the outbreak of vector-borne disease in Patna due to the monsoon season.

  • Delhi: Over 80 cases of malaria reported; 34 affected with dengue

    IndiaJul 29, 2019, 4:45 PM IST

    Delhi: Over 80 cases of malaria reported; 34 affected with dengue

    Doctors in Delhi have advised people to take precautions and urged them to wear full-sleeves and use mosquito nets. Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)
     

  • Karnataka's battle against dengue yields big results

    IndiaJan 2, 2019, 3:50 PM IST

    Karnataka's battle against dengue yields big results

    The killer dengue virus spreads like wildfire. A whopping number of 17,265 cases and five deaths in 2017 were reported in Karnataka, but there was a sharp decline last year. A report from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) said that 3,161 cases and four deaths were reported in 2018. The officials credited effective surveillance as the key reason for this decline