Immune system Current Affairs, GK & News

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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‘Tribes India On Wheels’: Mobile Vans launched by Tribal ministry

The Minister of Tribal Affairs, Sh. Arjun Munda launched the “Tribes India On Wheels” Mobile Vans, virtually on Wednesday. A total of 57 mobile vans have been flagged off in 31 cities. TRIFED has adopted the title ‘Go Vocal for Local Go Tribal’ to improve the condition of the affected tribal communities during this pandemic ..

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Variation in Immune System Observed in Severe COVID 19 Cases: Yale University

The researchers from Yale University in the USA have come out with the conclusion that the immune system variation in the severe cases of COVID 19. It has been found how misfiring of the immune system in some patients during the treatment of the deadly disease may lead to severe consequences, including death. This research ..

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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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CSIR: Clinical Trial of “Sepsivac” drug on critically ill COVID-19 patients

On April 22, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research announced that it is to go for clinical trials on critically ill COVID-19 patients. Background The Drugs Controller General of India recently approved the trial of “Sepsivac”. The drug is available commercially. With the DCGI approving the drug, CSIR is to start clinical trials ..

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