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Malawi launchs pilot tests for world’s first malaria vaccine “RTS-S”

The Government of Malawi has launched the pilot tests for the world’s first malaria vaccine – RTS,S (or Mosquirix) -to give partial protection to children up to 2 years of age. The other two African countries – Ghana and Kenya – will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks. This move is part of World ..

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Increase in Global Measles by 300%: WHO

The WHO has reported that the measles cases have increases by 300% in the first 3 months of 2019.  The rise is exponential higher as compared to last year. Measles can be prevented by 2 doses of vaccines. However, the global body claims that skipping of vaccination rates has been increasing lately. 170 countries have ..

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Ground Beef ”the major cause food poisoning

More than 100 people in 6 states fell sick were reported to have infected with E coli o103. The medical practitioners say that it is an unusual strain of the bacteria. The CDC ”Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the source of bacteria is still not determined. Ground beef might be a possible cause. ..

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Mystery fungal infection all over the world

An elderly man was admitted in the Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected by a deadly abnormal fungus called the Candida auris.  It preys on people and is silently spreading across the world. In the last 5 years, it hit a unit Venezuela, swept through a hospital ..

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US researchers discover unique Mosquito scent

Researchers in the US have successfully conducted pathbreaking researches on mosquitoes by genetically modifying them to make humans less attractive to them. It is proclaimed that this will significantly reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases which have become deadly in recent times like dengue, malaria, Zika fever etc. It has been long known that female ..

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