Japanese encephalitis: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Make in India: Diagnostic kits released

Published: October 16, 2019

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) have developed two diagnostic kits under Make in India initiative. The kits are called Blue tongue sandwich ELISA (sELISA) and Japanese Encephalitis lgM ELISA. Purpose of the kits: For control of Swine and Detection of Antigen Key features The kit helps ..

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UP launches Dastak Campaign to eradicate AES & JE

Published: July 1, 2019

Uttar Pradesh government has launched a massive campaign called ‘Dastak’ to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease. About Dastak Campaign It is a state-wide campaign against communicative diseases which will run from 1st to 31st July 2019. It is started by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This campaign is part ..

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Fatalities due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar

Published: June 14, 2019

43 children died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur of Bihar. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) refers to a group of clinically similar neurologic manifestation mostly observed in children and young adults. The outbreak is usually reported during monsoons (June-October). AES can be attributed to a wide range of virus, bacteria, ..

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West Nile Virus

Published: March 17, 2019

A seven-year-old in Kerala has been detected with the West Nile Virus. The central government has sent the team to the state and is monitoring the case closely. What is West Nile Virus? West Nile Virus is a viral infection which typically spread by mosquitoes and results in neurological disease as well as death in ..

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Stanford University to assist UP in combating chronic diseases

Published: May 11, 2018

United States’ prestigious Stanford University has agreed to assist Uttar Pradesh Government to combat chronic disease like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). It was announced by Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh who had headed high-powered delegation of top state officials to United States. The delegation also met with the officials ..

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