Vectorborne diseases Harsh Vardhan kicks off campaign to raise awareness

first_imgNew Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday kick-started the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s three-day-long drive to raise awareness about vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, from Hauz Khas in South Delhi.Vardhan said while the number of dengue and malaria cases have been considerably low in the last few years, estimates show that the numbers might increase this year. However, he added that there is no need to panic because most of the cases are treatable from home and only a few of them become serious enough for hospital attention. Vardhan said that extra efforts of dengue breeding checkers will certainly bring positive results in making Delhi free from these diseases; hence, the role of the DBCs will become valuable and substantial.last_img read more

Mexico questions Louis Vuitton over possible appropriation

NEW YORK — The French fashion house Louis Vuitton says it is in contact with Mexican artisans after the Mexican government questioned part of a new chair line over possible cultural appropriation.Louis Vuitton said Wednesday in a brief statement that it is “currently in a relationship with artisans of Tenango de Doria … with the perspective of collaborating together to produce this collection.”The response comes after Mexican Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto sent the company a letter last week expressing “surprise” that a chair in the Dolls by Raw Edges line incorporated colorful embroidery motifs similar to those traditional to Tenango de Doria, in the central state of Hidalgo.Frausto said the government felt obligated to “respectfully” ask whether the community and its artisans had been part of the project.The Associated Press read more