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

June 13: International Albinism Awareness Day

Published: June 13, 2020

Every year, the International Albinism Awareness Day is celebrated on June 13. The day is marked to celebrate the human rights of the persons affected by Albinism world wide. This year the International Albinism Awareness Day is marked under the theme Theme: Made to Shine Highlights The day is celebrated worldwide to create awareness and ..

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Indian Army supports Narela Quarantine Centre

Published: April 20, 2020

The Indian Army is to extend its support to the Narela Quarantine Centre. It is the largest quarantine centre in the country and was established by the Delhi Government. Highlights Initially, the quarantine facility had 250 foreign nationals. Later, an additional strength of 1000 more were added. A team of Army doctors and nurses are ..

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April 14: World Chagas Disease Day

Published: April 13, 2020

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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Animal Behaviour and the Spread of Disease

Published: March 15, 2020

A new study linking the changing animal behaviour in response to changes in terrains with the spreading of disease was published. About the Study The study observed how a novel tuberculosis bacteria spread among the banded mongoose using their social behaviour. The bacteria was transmitted via scent marking of the mongoose (the animal uses olfactory ..

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WHO declares Corona Virus as GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Published: March 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Corona Virus as Global Pandemic as it is rapidly spreading across the world. Today there are more than 126,369 people infected with COVID-19 virus. The virus has so far killed 4,634 people. What is Pandemic? The United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention defines pandemic ..

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