Ebola Current Affairs, GK & News

ICMR: Remdesvir effective in stopping replication mechanism of COVID-19

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that the antiviral drug Remdesvir is highly effective in stopping the replication of COVID-19. Highlights The research on the efficacy of Remdesvir is a part of WHO’s “Solidarity Trial”. The efficacy of Remdesvir is not based on clinical trials. However, ICMR is concluding its ..

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United Nations Security council to meet on COVID-19 first time

On April 2, 2020, the current president of United Nations Security Council, Dominican Republic announced that the world body is to meet over COVID-19 next week. The rotating presidency of the 15-member council was taken by the Caribbean country from the previous president China. China is a permanent member and has veto powers in the ..

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Effect of Human Diseases on Great Apes

Scientists have highlighted the risk posed by the SARS CoV 2 to the great ape population around the world. Great Apes Great apes or Hominidae is a family of primates that includes several species like gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee, bonobos, etc. Humans (the Homo species) are also part of this family. They share such close genetic ..

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Ebola emerges again in Congo

Health officials in Eastern Congo recently documented the first relapse of current Ebola epidemic. The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has so far infected more than 3,300 people and killed more than 2,200 since the middle of 2018, making it the second-worst on record. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), this recent ..

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak as an international health emergency. This comes on the heels of a report where it was reported that the virus has spread to an urban agglomeration of two million people. What is Ebola? Ebola is a disease caused by a Virus. It is a rare ..

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