Bacterial Infection Current Affairs, GK & News

Surge in iGAS Cases in the UK

As of December 5, at least 6 children lost their lives to a common bacterial infection called invasive Group A Strep (GAS) in the United Kingdom. What is Group A streptococcus (GAS)? Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a bacterium commonly found in throats and on the skin. It generally does not cause illnesses. However, it ..

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Bacterial Infections Second-Leading Cause of Death in 2019

A study published in the Lancet journal found that bacterial infections were the second leading cause of death globally. About the research The research was conducted under the Global Burden of Disease 2019 and Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) studies framework. It made use of data provided by thousands of researchers from across the ..

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Gambia eliminates Trachoma

Gambia recently became the second African country to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Ghana became the first African country to eliminate Trachoma in 2018. What is Trachoma? It is a bacterial eye infection that damages the eye lids. It causes the eye lashes to turn inwards. Trachoma is one ..

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DCGI approves COVID-19 drug to reduce mortality rate

On April 20, 2020, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved trial of a drug to reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 patients. Highlights The COVID-19 drug that was developed by the Cadila Pharmaceuticals along with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to enter into trial. The clinical trial has been approved by ..

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COVID-19: New Technology to Disinfect Maharashtra Hospitals under “NIDHI PRAYAS” Programme

A new technology has been adopted by the Maharashtra hospitals in the fight of COVID-19 fight. The technology was developed by a Pune based Start Up. What is the product? The product developed is a Negative Ion Generator. It has been named “Scitech Airon”. It helps to control bacteria, virus and fungal infections. The product ..

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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

Every year, March 24 is marked as the World Tuberculosis Day. The idea was proposed by International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD). The day is also marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Highlights The Day is being marked to raise public awareness about the devastating social and economic impacts caused by the ..

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