Diphtheria: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Short Note : Diphtheria

Published: July 13, 2019

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

Published: December 26, 2014

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

Published: 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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