PM Modi described the fungal disease as a new “challenge” and said it was “important to create systems to tackle it.”
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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
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.
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.
The report says an estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.
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
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
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.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can exhibit signs similar to the common flu with a cold, cough and a sore throat.
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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.
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.
Need to focus on finding those who are sick, who have the virus and their contacts, isolate them said Mike Ryan.
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The government of Indian, along with the Ministry of health and welfare have been updating the public with information regarding the pandemic.
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The ICMR and the Ministry of Health have opened testing sites across the country and are adding more centres to its list.
The Europe of the Renaissance, founded on reason and scepticism of religious belief, was in many ways birthed by the Black Death. But the murderous impulses that marked its course — genocide, the brutal suppression of heresy, the insistence that disease is divine retribution — are still with us.
The pandemic poses wide-ranging ethical challenges for governments, health authorities and workers and the public.
For weeks, epidemiologists have been calling coronavirus a pandemic and from an epidemiological perspective, WHO’s declaration is overdue.
Italy orders shutting down of all shops apart from pharmacies, food stores after recording highest increase in deaths since coronavirus outbreak began
Italy added new restrictions on Wednesday to a lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus, ordering bars, restaurants and beauty parlours to close after the highest daily increase in deaths of any country since the outbreak began.
Coronavirus can live in the air for three hours, upto two to three days on plastic and stainless steel
A study found that viable virus could be detected up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.