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Co-Circulation of All the Four Dengue Virus Serotypes and Detection of a Novel Clade of DENV-4 (genotype I) Virus in Pune, India During 2016 Season

An estimated 40% of the global population (~3.9 billion) is at risk of dengue virus infection…

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Emergence of Orientia Tsutsugamushi as an Important Cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in India

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome is a major seasonal public health problem in many states of India including Bihar. Muzaffarpur and adjacent districts, including Sitamarhi, Sheohar and East Champaran districts of Bihar consistently experience a great…

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Accelerating Access to Quality TB Care for Pediatric TB Cases Through Better Diagnostic Strategy in Four Major Cities of India

Tuberculosis is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that around 10% of the 10.4 million global incident TB cases and 250,000 of the 1.7 million TB deaths in 2016 were amongst children…

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Participation of Pregnant Women in a Community-Based Nutrition Program in Mumbai’s Informal Settlements: Effect on Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices

Children living in urban informal settlements experience low breastfeeding rates and high levels of malnutrition; they are vulnerable to gastrointestinal and other infections due to…

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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Risk Factors in Kerala, South India: Analysis of a Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Metabolic syndrome is an inter-related cluster of metabolic abnormalities involving glucose and lipid dysregulation, abdominal obesity and elevated blood pressure…

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Mid Upper Arm Circumference as a Predictor of Risk of Mortality in Children in a Low Resource Setting in India

The current WHO recommendation is to use MUAC as a screening tool in the community while at the health facility level to use MUAC or WHZ or bilateral oedema as independent admission criteria for…

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Economic Burden of Cancer in India: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Nationally Representative Household Survey, 2014

The term “Cancer” is derived from the Greek word “Karkinos” (for crab) which refers to a generic non-communicable disease (NCD) characterized by growth of malignant (cancerous or neo-plasms) abnormal cells (tumor/lump) in any part of the…

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