Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

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US Child Dies Due To Suspected Case Of Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

A child in Nebraska, United States, may have perished from a rare kind of brain-eating amoeba according to an ABC News report. If confirmed, this will be the first instance of its kind in Nebraska. Naegleria fowleri is a warm-water amoeba that inhabits the soil and causes primary amebic… read-more

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 08:16 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: USA, child death, Naegleria Fowleri Infection, Brain-Eating Amoeba, infection

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Monkeypox Smallpox Vaccine Vial


WHO Claims Effectiveness Of Monkeypox Vaccinations Less Than 100%

Vaccines against monkeypox are not 100% effective, therefore individuals must limit their own risks of infection, according to WHO technical chief Rosamund Lewis on August 17. This comes as more than 35,000 instances of monkeypox have been documented in more than 92 countries, with the illness responsible for 12 fatalities. Last week, about 7,500 cases were recorded, a 20% rise over the previous week.

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 01:17 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, WHO, Vaccination, Daily Case Rise, infection

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Former US President Bill Clinton

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Former US President Bill Clinton Expected To Be Discharged Soon

Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, will soon be discharged from the California hospital, said Clinton's spokesperson Angel Urea on October 17. Clinton, the 42nd President of America, was admitted to the hospital on October 12, and spent several days in the ISU with a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream. The doctors said he would be kept overnight in the hospital for "continuous monitoring."

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 01:35 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Former US President, Bill Clinton, USA, infection

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Former President of the US Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton Gets Admitted To Hospital Due To 'Non-Covid-Related' Infection

Former President of the US Bill Clinton has been admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center to ''receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection''. ''He's on the mend...and... is incredibly thankful to the doctors...providing him with the excellent care,'' said Clinton's spokesperson on October 12. Reportedly, Clinton is in ICU for his privacy. Notably, he served as the 42nd President of America between 1993 to 2001… read-more

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 11:55 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: US President, California, hospital, infection

Hepatitis A infection

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Almost 10 Crore People Suffer From 'Hepatitis A' Every Year: WHO

'Hepatitis A' is a virus infection that is commonly witnessed among children and can lead to severe liver complications. However, the infection causes symptoms like Jaundice and can last for several weeks or months. The virus can be spread from person to person or through contaminated food or drinks. As per the data revealed by WHO, almost 10 crore people are infected with this virus every year.

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 04:25 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: WHO, Hepatitis, infection, virus

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Human Milk Can Be Used To Treat Infections In Newborn

According to the researchers, Human Milk Oligosaccharides, "which are short strings of sugar molecules found in breast milk" have been proven to be effective in preventing Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections in human cells and tissues. GBS is a major cause of blood infections and stillbirth in infants. Although antibiotics are regularly used to treat or prevent GBS infections, the bacteria are growing more resistant.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 01:10 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: human milk, Sugar, infection, Newborn

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Vietnam Detects Hybrid Of Indian And UK COVID-19 Variant

Vietnam has reported a new Coronavirus variant which is said to be spread very fast through the air. 'The concentration of virus in the throat fluid increases rapidly and spreads very strongly to the surrounding environment,' said Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long. Reportedly, the newly discovered variant is a combination of deadly and highly infectious UK and Indian variant. Vietnam is suffering with higher number of infections in the cities… read-more

Sat, 29 May 2021 - 07:45 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Vietnam, variant, COVID-19 outbreak, infection, Combinatorics

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Shashi Tharoor

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Senior Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor Tests COVID Positive

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, along with his 85-year-old mother and sister, has tested positive for coronavirus on April 21. The 65-year-old Kerala MP took to Twitter to share that he and his family were fully vaccinated before contracting the virus and are currently resting. "Hoping to deal with it in a 'positive' frame of mind, with rest, steam and plenty of fluids," tweeted the MP. 

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 09:28 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Dr Shashi Tharoor, Coronavirus, Corona Virus Vaccine, infection

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COVID Testing

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30% Indian Population Infected With COVID-19, 50% By Feb 2021: Govt Panel

According to a government committee, 50% of the Indian population could get infected with COVID-19 by February 2021. The committee further asserted that about 30% of the population is already infected. Explaining the method of analysis, a member of the committee said the model explicitly takes into account unreported cases. Moreover, experts opined that this could increase further if people fail to follow COVID-19 norms sincerely.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 09:42 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Covid-19, infection, India, Coronavirus

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COVID-19: WHO Data Shows 14% of Infected are Health Workers

WHO stated that 14% of the people infected with COVID-19 worldwide are health workers. Besides, WHO mentioned that this could be higher to 35% in low and middle-income countries. However, it is unknown if the workers contracted the infection during work or outside. The trend is similar in India, with few states showing a high rate of infection among health workers. Health workers in Telangana reported the highest infection rate at 18%.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:51 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: WHO, Coronavirus Pandemic, health workers, infection

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