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Business News/ News / India/  Stay alert for typhoid, malaria, states told
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Stay alert for typhoid, malaria, states told

The NCDC has directed states to take precautionary measures to control outbreaks. These alerts are part of the regular surveillance under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

With covid cases settling down, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has alerted states about smaller outbreaks for five diseases—typhoid, malaria, dengue, scrub typhus and hepatitis A. (Eurek Alert)Premium
With covid cases settling down, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has alerted states about smaller outbreaks for five diseases—typhoid, malaria, dengue, scrub typhus and hepatitis A. (Eurek Alert)

New Delhi: With covid cases settling down, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has alerted states about smaller outbreaks for five diseases—typhoid, malaria, dengue, scrub typhus and hepatitis A.

The NCDC has directed states to take precautionary measures to control outbreaks. These alerts are part of the regular surveillance under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

“Around 209 events alerts were generated of which 90 were converted into outbreak and are under investigation. Typhoid, malaria, dengue, scrub typhus and hepatitis A are the top 5 confirmed conditions reported," said the NCDC.

“IDSP receives disease outbreak reports from the States/UTs on weekly basis. We share these alerts with states that these cases are being reported so that they can investigate the matter and get prepared to tackle it. And whenever there is a rising trend of illnesses in any area, it is investigated by the Rapid Response Teams (RRT) to diagnose and control the outbreak," said an official.

The health ministry did not respond to queries till press time.

India on Sunday reported 159 new covid cases.

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Published: 04 Jun 2023, 10:12 PM IST
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