Measles: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India provides over 30 Thousand Vaccines to the Maldives

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, More than thirty thousand doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccines were handed over to the Maldives by India to tackle the recent outbreak of Measles at a government-run hospital in the island country of South Asia. Maldives was declared measles free by the World Health Organization (WHO) less than ..

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 Launched

Mission Indradhanush is a health mission scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on 25 December 2014 to achieve full immunization coverage at a rapid pace for all children and pregnant women in the country. From December 2014 to August 2017 Indradhanush was covered in four phases with above ..

WHO South-East Asia Region sets target of 2023 to eliminate measles & rubella

The member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood killer diseases measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution was adopted at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in New Delhi. Till date, 5 countries have eliminated measles – Bhutan, DPR Korea, ..

India’s fight against Measles

Measles caused by the viral infection is a serious and highly contagious disease that can cause debilitating or fatal complications, including encephalitis, severe diarrhoea and dehydration, pneumonia, ear infections and permanent vision loss. Rubella commonly known as German measles can lead to severe consequences during pregnancy. An infection just before conception and in early pregnancy ..

Fatalities due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar

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, ..