Blood Transfusion

Photo: BBC

4 Children Gets HIV Positive After Blood Transfusion, 1 Dies: Nagpur

In Maharashtra's Nagpur region, four children were infected with HIV positive, of which one died. Notably, the kids undergoing treatment for Thalassemia got HIV infection, due to blood transfusion, after the blood-bank provided contaminated blood. RK Dhakate, the Assistant Deputy Director of the Health Department assured investigation and strict action against the culprit. Furthermore, Food and Drugs Department also launched a preliminary… read-more

Thu, 26 May 2022 - 07:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: children, HIV Positive, hospital, Blood Transfusion, Nagpur

Courtesy: ANI


Photo: Mint

World Health Organization Finds No Indication Of Monkeypox Mutations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has no indication that the monkeypox virus has mutated. In the current outbreak in Europe and North America, over 100 suspected and reported cases were not severe."This is a containable situation," said Maria van Kerkhove, WHO's emerging diseases and zoonoses director and COVID-19 technical lead. Scientists are trying to figure out where the instances are originating from and whether something regarding the… read-more

Tue, 24 May 2022 - 11:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: WHO, Monkeypox, Mutations, virus, disease

Courtesy: Zee News

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Photo: India TV News

Navjot Singh Sidhu Seek Special Diet In Jail, Undergoes Medical Tests

Imprisoned for one year in the 1988 Road Rage Death Case, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was taken to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala for a medical checkup. The medical examination on May 23 was in view of Sidhu's demand for a special diet, as he is not allowed to consume several food items. post-medical-examination, a board of doctors will decide diet for Sidhu, and his counsel will submit a report.

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 07:42 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Patiala Jail, imprisonment, Medical Checkup, Patiala

Monkeypox virus blood sample

Photo: Deccan Herald

Belgium, The First Country To Impose A Mandatory 21-Day Monkeypox Quarantine

Belgium is the first European country to impose a 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients. This follows the discovery of the first monkeypox case in Switzerland on May 21. Currently, 14 countries, including four in Belgium, have reported recurrent outbreaks of the virus. All of the incidents were traced back to a festival in Antwerp, Belgium's port city.

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 12:37 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, Belgium, Quarantine, Switzerland, Europe

Courtesy: DNA INDIA


Photo: Daily Bangladesh

UK Records 20 New Cases Of Monkeypox Virus; Confirms Community Transmission

A health expert claimed on May 21 that Britain is witnessing frequent cases of the unusual monkeypox virus with no history of travel to West Africa. Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for the UK Health Security Agency, answered "absolutely" when questioned if community transmission was the norm in UK. Monkeypox is spread by contact with an infected person's skin lesions and fluids and shared objects such as mattresses and towels.

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 08:10 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: United Kingdom, Monkeypox, virus, Africa, UK Health Security Agency

Courtesy: NDTV

Cough Syrup Bottles

Photo: NDTV

NCB Seizes 864 Kg Codeine-Based Cough Syrup In Thane: Maharashtra

In Thane's Bhiwandi area, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized 864 kilograms of codeine-based cough syrup, on May 20. Reportedly, the total seizure tallied up to 8,640 bottles of syrup. After which, two persons were involved in the matter were arrested. Furthermore, NCB also seized a two-wheeler and a pickup truck from their possession. Further details on the matter is underway as the investigation is ongoing.

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 05:30 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Codeine, cough syrup, NCB, Thane, Maharashtra

Courtesy: ANI

Blood Sample with VHF Virus

Photo: The Media Line

Iraq Records 90 Cases, 10 Deaths Due To Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Approximately 90 cases of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) were reported in Iraq, with at least ten individuals dying as a result of the illness, stated the Iraqi Ministry of Health. The VHFs are a category of viruses, including the Ebola virus, that target several organ systems in the body and can induce fever and hemorrhage. The Iraqi health ministry has not specified which virus is responsible for the current outbreak. 

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 05:10 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, Iraq, Health Minister, Ebola, fever

Courtesy: Zee News

Raj Thackeray

Photo: India Today

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray To Undergo Surgery For Back, Knee Pain

MNS President Raj Thackeray announced that he will undergo surgery on June 1. However, during a rally, he said, his party will continue 'anti-loudspeakers' agitation. On May 22, Thackeray said, "I shall be undergoing hip bone surgery on June 1... I have been in pain for some time in the legs and now also in the back." Post-surgery, MNS Chief will be back with his protest against mosque loudspeaker.

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 03:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: mns chief, Raj Thackeray, surgery, Knee-Back Pain, Maharashtra


Photo: WION

Monkeypox: 80 Cases Detected Across 11 Countries

Over 80 cases of Monkeypox virus have been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) across 11 countries, as of May 21. Over 50 investigations are pending, and WHO suspects more cases will be reported soon. "The virus is endemic in some animal populations in some countries, leading to occasional outbreaks," said WHO. However, what is concerning is that cases are being reported in "non-endemic" countries, stated WHO.

Sat, 21 May 2022 - 01:11 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Monkeypox, WHO, Endemic, New Virus, Animal Disease

Courtesy: ANI


Photo: WION

Monkeypox: France, Germany & Belgium Report First Cases, Spain Reports 21 Cases

Monkeypox has been detected in France, Belgium and Germany, on May 20. France has reported its first case, whereas Belgium reported two cases in two different cities. Recently, Canada, US, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sweden reported their first cases of the Monkeypox virus. Spain's active Monkeypox caseload stands at 21. Monkeypox is a virus transmitted to humans from animals, and its symptoms are very similar to that of Smallpox.… read-more

Fri, 20 May 2022 - 04:41 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Monkeypox, Smallpox, US, Canada, France

Courtesy: Hindustan Times