Co-infection by the influenza virus for people with respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD can end badly – vaccines can help.
There may be some lessons and inspiration that we and our scientific community can draw from the horrors of the Spanish Flu
Reading Mrs Dalloway: How Virginia Woolf wrote illness and isolation into the national story of post war Britain
Mrs Dalloway is a text that shows how memory and mourning work to uphold the values of the British Empire. Its attention on how emotions circulate between people allows us to understand how national structures of feeling are created through newspapers and through the orchestration of symbolic identifications.
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.
New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests
Some studies also indicate that flu shots or vaccines can offer some protection against COVID-19
Lupin launches antiviral drug Favipiravir under the name Covihalt to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infection
The Covihalt tablet will be available in 200 mg tablets in a strip of 10 and will cost Rs 49 per tablet in India.
Sunpharma launches Favipiravir tablet Fluguard to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections at Rs 35 per pill
Favipiravir is an antiviral drug that was originally made to treat influenza in Japan under the brand name Avigan.
New virus strain found in pigs in China has the potential to become a pandemic however there is no imminent risk
The study said pigs are important “mixing vessels” for the influenza virus and has asked that this potential problem be kept under surveillance.
Researchers studied the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the history of past influenza pandemics to model 3 potential scenarios that the pandemic might take.
Ivermectin has shown to be effective in-vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus.
Donald Trump displayed none of the carefree dismissiveness that characterised his reaction to the coronavirus in February and early March, when he repeatedly said that “we have it totally under control” and that “it’s going to be just fine.”
Infected with COVID-19, but feeling fine: How people are unwittingly spreading the coronavirus across the world
As many as 25 percent of people infected with the coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention warns — a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic’s course and strategies to mitigate its spread
As per data provided by NCDC, a total of 884 cases had been recorded this year with 14 resulting in death, as of 16th February.
Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.
A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States
Google's co-founder Larry Page is on a quiet mission to bring the world a universal flu vaccine — here's why
Creating a universal flu vaccine would effectively cure a disease that appears to be on the rise and diversifying with time.
In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.
World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult
We all know about childhood vaccines, one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases in the community. But what many of us don’t realise is that effect of many of these vaccines wears off eventually
Say the word ‘Flu’ and people respond with a simple head nod or shrug, with the immense assurance that all will be well soon.