Cholera Current Affairs, GK & News

What is International Coordinating Group?

Amid shortages in cholera vaccine supply, the International Coordinating Group (ICG) temporarily suspended the standard two-dose vaccine regime and initiated the single-dose approach. Key facts The new single-dose approach was initiated to address the surge in cholera cases. Since the beginning of 2022, 29 countries have reported cholera cases, with Haiti, Malawi, and Syria witnessing ..

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Dr Dilip Mahalanabis passes away

The physician, Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered the famous Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), recently passed away at the age of 87 because of a lung infection and other age-related ailments. Key facts Dr Dilip Mahalanabis was born on November 12, 1934, in West Bengal. He joined the Johns Hopkins University International Centre for Medical Research ..

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Increase in cholera cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “worrying surge” in cholera cases across the globe. Key facts 26 countries have reported cholera outbreak in 2022. This is problematic since, normally, less than 20 countries report cholera outbreak every year. Haiti had recorded at least 7 cholera deaths for the first time in 3 ..

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LANCET Report on Health and Climate Change, 2019

On November 13, 2019, the Lancet journal published report on “Health and Climate Change, 2019.” The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis that tracks the progress across 41 indicators. The project is a collaboration of 120 experts from premier institutions all over the world including WHO and World Bank. ..

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UNSC Votes to end Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously voted for the resolution to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15. The resolution also called for establishing a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Haiti situated in Latin America. UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti U.N. Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti ..

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Origin of El Tor in the Bay of Bengal

El Tor is a particular strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. It is also known as V. cholera biotype eltor, it has been the dominant strain in the seventh global pandemic. A recent study has found that this highly virulent and drug resistant form of cholera strain, originated from a ..

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