Mother with Newborn

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Covid-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants Against Virus: Study

A recent study suggests that vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy can aid in protecting young newborns. "Our results reinforce the importance of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy to protect both the women and their babies from COVID-19," co-author Dr. Bria Coates said. The researchers discovered that the majority of newborns (90%) who required critical care due to COVID-19 infection were born to moms who had not been vaccinated… read-more

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 - 06:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: covid 19 vaccination, pregnancy, Newborn, virus, protection

Courtesy: DNA India

Anil Vij

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Haryana Minister, BJP Leader Anil Vij Tests Positive For Covid-19

Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases, another politician, Haryana's Home and Health Minister Anil Vij also tested positive for Covid-19. "I have isolated myself. I request all those who have come into contact with me for the last few days to get themselves tested," tweeted the 69-year-old BJP leader, on June 22. This is the second time Anil Vij contracted Covid-19, the first was in 2020.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 06:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Anil vij, Haryana Minister, Covid-19, BJP Leader, virus

Monkeypox Virus

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Monkeypox Virus Name To Be Modified, Pre-Exposure Vaccination Not Necessary: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) released interim regulations on the spread of monkeypox, which include vaccine recommendations. It stated that mass vaccination against the monkeypox virus as a preventative approach is not suggested. "We are working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades, and the disease it causes," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on June 14.… read-more

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 06:14 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkey Pox, Vaccination, WHO, guidelines, virus

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Monkeypox Cases Around World Cross 1,000; US CDC Urges People To Take Extra Measures

The number of cases of monkeypox in the world has crossed 1,000, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monkeypox has been reported in 29 countries. In response to the increasing number of cases, CDC raised its alert to level 2, advising individuals to "practice enhanced precautions." Officials believe monkeypox virus may be airborne for "short distances," therefore people in close proximity have been encouraged to wear… read-more

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 01:42 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, US CDC, measures, Airborne, virus

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India's Trivitron Healthcare Invents RT-PCR Kit To Detect Monkeypox Virus

Trivitron Healthcare, a medical equipment firm, unveiled a real-time RT-PCR-based Monkeypox viral diagnostic test on May 27. In a one-tube single reaction format, the kit can distinguish between Smallpox and Monkeypox in less than an hour. According to an expert with the Indian Council of Medical Research, India is prepared in light of rising illnesses in non-endemic nations. However, no instances have been documented in the nation thus far… read-more

Sat, 28 May 2022 - 02:04 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, Indian Council of Medical Research, India, RT-PCR Kit, virus, Quick Testing Kit

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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


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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

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Meerut District Administration Launches Door-To-Door Drive After 30 Dengue Cases

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18 Cured Of Dengue In UP's Meerut; CMO Launches Medical Campaign

As many as 30 dengue cases have been reported in the UP's Meerut on September 8. According to Akhilesh Mohan, the district Chief Medical Officer (CMO), around 18 individuals have been lately been cured of dengue. "Our community health centres are equipped with doctors are required medications. Still, if the condition of the patient is serious, they will be referred to district hospital," CMO said.

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Dengue, Meerut , Uttar Pradesh, virus

Courtesy: Ani News

Nipah Symptoms

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Nipah Virus Raises Concern In Kerala; Case Count Reaches To 251

The Nipah virus has now hounded health workers including a deceased boy's mother after they tested themselves in the National Institute of Virology, Pune. Notably, the report claims that all the health-staffs who are infected were involved in the treatment of a 12-year-old. However, this devastating variant is raising the concern day by day in Kozhikode as the rate of infection rises to 251.

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 10:22 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: nipah, Kerala, kozhikode, virus

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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

Courtesy: The Times Of India