Cholera cases surge with outbreak in 26 countries, fatality rates rising sharply, says WHO
Average fatality rate this year has almost tripled compared with the five-year average, a WHO official said. A cholera outbreak in Syria alone has already killed at least 33 people.
The Indian doctor who saved Indians in Burma during cholera epidemic with just three nurses
In ‘The 24th Mile’, Tehmton Mistry writes about Dr Jehangir Anklesaria, who took part in the war effort in Rangoon and set about to vaccinate a camp of suffering Indians.
New cholera vaccine, ‘drink’ made from GM rice, clears phase 1 human trials: Study in Lancet
Currently, 4 needle-free cholera vaccines are available but they all require cold storage. MucoRice-CTB is stable at room temperature, making its distribution potentially easier.
If cholera, plague, influenza pandemics have taught us anything — don’t celebrate prematurely
In ‘The Age of Pandemics’, Chinmay Tumbe writes that the outcomes of pandemics are strongly influenced by politics — whether the plague or the Spanish Flu.
Why the Mughals stayed away from the Sundarbans
In ‘Pandemic’, Sonia Shah writes that the Sundarbans remained largely untouched till the 17th century. Then the East India Company came.
Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car
What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.
NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms
New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...
In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College
As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband.
Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory
No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.