Flu pandemic Current Affairs, GK & News
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu. The machines will serve as a “third umpire” in situations when medical reports and blood tests reveal contradictory results. Its objective is ..
Topics: Biochemistry • Biotechnology • Branches of biology • Dengue fever • Flu pandemic • Laboratory techniques • Molecular biology • Natural sciences • Polymerase chain reaction • Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction • Swine influenza • Transcription
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The outbreak in DR Congo has killed more than 1,600 people. The outbreak, the second largest in history, started in August 2018 and is affecting two provinces in DR Congo ..
Topics: Congo Fever • Contents • Democratic Republic of the Congo • Ebola • Ebola virus disease • Flu pandemic • Global health • Health • Health law • Public Health Emergency of International Concern • Western African Ebola virus epidemic • World Health Organization
Shripad Yesso Naik, the Union Minister of State for AYUSH, has inaugurated the India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata, West Bengal. The laboratory, established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research ..
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