Disease Outbreak Current Affairs, GK & News

Disease Outbreak  Current Affairs, GK & News

Flint Water Crisis

Nine former officials who served in the Michigan, US and the state’s former governor Rick Snyder were recently charged in connection with a criminal investigation into the Flint Water crisis. Flint Water Crisis The Flint Water Crisis is an ongoing investigation on public health crisis. The issue began when the City of Flint in the ..

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WHO: Other Countries will follow China in revising their death toll

On April 18, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that many countries are to follow China in updating their death tolls due to COVID-19. This will happen after they bring the spread of the virus under control. Highlights The major epicenter of COVID-19, Wuhan, recently raised its death toll due to COVID-19 by 50%. According ..

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April 14: World Chagas Disease Day

On April 14, 2020, the world community is to celebrate World Chagas Disease Day for the first time. The main aim of marking the day is to increase awareness of Chagas disease. Also, it focuses on the resources needed to prevent, control and eliminate the disease. Highlights The Chagas disease is also called “American trypanosomiasis”. ..

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China warns cattle imports as India notifies OIE about cattle disease in Odisha

The Chinese Government has issued warnings against import of cattle and related products from India. The warning comes after India submitted its notification about “lumpy skin disease” virus in cattle to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). China does not officially import buffalo meat from India. However, a large quantity of beef gets smuggled ..

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US unveils Global Health Security Strategy

The United States government unveiled ‘Global Health Security Strategy’. It is an effort which outlines coordinated US approach to help improve world’s ability in stopping deadly outbreaks even before they spread between countries. About Global Health Security Strategy It is a first of its kind strategy that seeks to detect, prevent, and respond to threats ..

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