Diphtheria Current Affairs, GK & News

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The symptoms include difficulty in breathing, heart failure, paralysis and death. The serosurvey conducted by the ICMR’s National Institute of Epidemiology revealed that majority of the Indian children between the age 5 and 17 years are either only partially or non-immune to this infection. This comes despite the inclusion of vaccine in the national immunisation programme for over 4 decades.

Short Note : Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium (Corynebacterium diphtheria). The bacterium primarily infects the throat and upper airways to produce a toxin that affects other organs. The disease is usually spread between people by direct contact or through the air. It can spread by contaminated objects. Treatment of Diptheria A vaccine ..

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Government launches Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases

Government has launched Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases. Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of the rainbow which aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against 7 vaccine preventable diseases. 7 preventable diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. ..

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Current Affairs: December 6, 2011

Pentavalent Vaccine Project to be launched in Kerala on Dec 14 Kerala is among the first two states (other Tamil Nadu) selected in the country to replace five different immunisation vaccines with a Pentavalent Vaccine. It provides protection against the most dangerous childhood diseases. The pentavalent vaccine is WHO-approved and will encompass the regular DPT ..

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