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North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
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North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

Some observers say the 'an enteric epidemic' refers to an infectious disease like typhoid, dysentery or cholera, which routinely occur in North Korea

Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide; here’s how one can help contain the silent epidemic
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Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide; here’s how one can help contain the silent epidemic

Studies reveal that suicide is one of the second leading causes of death during the second and third decades of life. The same can partially be prevented by limiting accessibility to suicide means

India to resume exporting surplus COVID-19 vaccines in October, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya
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India to resume exporting surplus COVID-19 vaccines in October, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Addressing the media, the minister said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

Ebola can spread via fruit bats or from human to human contact: Everything you need to know about the virus
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Ebola can spread via fruit bats or from human to human contact: Everything you need to know about the virus

A vaccine developed by the US group Merck Sharp and Dohme was found to be very effective in a major study carried out in Guinea in 2015.

From COVID-19 vaccines to oxygen, a look at how India helped SAARC countries during pandemic
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From COVID-19 vaccines to oxygen, a look at how India helped SAARC countries during pandemic

In a bid to help Nepal tackle the coronavirus pandemic, India on Thursday gifted a medical oxygen plant to the Himalayan nation

India may be entering endemic COVID-19 stage with low or moderate level of transmission says WHO Chief Scientist
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India may be entering endemic COVID-19 stage with low or moderate level of transmission says WHO Chief Scientist

The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus and is different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population

While battling its COVID-19 crisis, India struggles with a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic
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While battling its COVID-19 crisis, India struggles with a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic

PM Modi described the fungal disease as a new “challenge” and said it was “important to create systems to tackle it.”

Black fungus: From symptoms to causes of infection, here are key facts about the disease
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Black fungus: From symptoms to causes of infection, here are key facts about the disease

Black Fungus: Who is at high risk? What should you do if you experience symptoms? How Black Fungus spreads, Signs, symptoms to causes of infection, everything you need to know about it

WHO initiates International day of Epidemic Preparedness, releases list of 10 public health issues
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WHO initiates International day of Epidemic Preparedness, releases list of 10 public health issues

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the progress made in public health, on the global level, over the past two decades is threatening to collapse.

Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world
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Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world

In 'The Age of Pandemics', Tumbe specifically focuses on the period between 1817 to 1920, which witnessed nearly five percent of the mid-point global population —or 70 million people — being wiped out by pandemics.

Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end
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Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end

The WHO along with its partners have treated and vaccinated more than 40,000 people at high risk, across dense rainforests and crowded urban areas.

Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report
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Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report

The report says an estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
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Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases

The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.

If countries ease up measures too soon, there is a chance it will face an immediate second peak of COVID-19 infections
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If countries ease up measures too soon, there is a chance it will face an immediate second peak of COVID-19 infections

Mike Ryan said epidemics often come in waves, which means outbreaks could come back later this year in places where the first wave has subsided.

Social Distancing, Epidemic, Contact tracing and other Coronavirus-related jargon explained
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Social Distancing, Epidemic, Contact tracing and other Coronavirus-related jargon explained

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can exhibit signs similar to the common flu with a cold, cough and a sore throat.

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further
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Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further

The Indian government has set up a 24x7 helpline for queries about the virus and its victims, with the number of cases rising quickly in many Asian countries.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is community transmission? How do you protect yourself from the virus?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is community transmission? How do you protect yourself from the virus?

Pandemic is a scary word but it has nothing to do with the seriousness of an illness but means disease has spread on a global level.

Public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence later on says WHO emergency expert
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Public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence later on says WHO emergency expert

Need to focus on finding those who are sick, who have the virus and their contacts, isolate them said Mike Ryan.

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of all State, Union territories helplines, Whatsapp chatbots, COVID-19 tracking map
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Coronavirus Outbreak: List of all State, Union territories helplines, Whatsapp chatbots, COVID-19 tracking map

The government of Indian, along with the Ministry of health and welfare have been updating the public with information regarding the pandemic.