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Naegleria fowleri: Brain Eating Amoeba

Naegleria fowleri is a single celled amoeba. It is also called the brain-eating Amoeba. The amoeba is now rapidly spreading in the US. The news comes after a mysterious disease called Eluru was discovered in the districts of Andhra Pradesh. About Naegleria fowleri Naegleria fowleri was first traced in the southern parts of USA. The ..

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Mucormycosis and COVID-19

The Gujarat Government recently issued advisory on Fungal infection called “Mucormycosis”. It is a serious infection with a mortality rate of 50%. It compromises the immune system. About Mucormycosis It is a rare fungal infection with continuous headache and heaviness in the facial area. It is now widely reported in COVID-19 recovered patients. COVID-19 and ..

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Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana: Second Phase launched

On October 14, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched second phase of Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana. The scheme was launched for the Thalassemia patients. About Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana The scheme aims to provide one-time cure for Haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease and Thalassaemia for patients who have matched family donors. ..

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ICMR to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research has tied up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop indigenous vaccine. The vaccine is to be developed using virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Significance The Vaccines are important as they play a major role in preventing ..

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UN released commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of Small Pox Eradication

On May 9, 2020, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp to mark 40th anniversary of eradication of small pox. Highlights The World Health Organization small pox eradication campaign was initiated in 1967. In 1980, the organization officially declared that the world is free from small pox. Small ..

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