National Centre for Disease Control Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Cycle threshold (Ct) Value in a RT-PCR Test?

The Ct Value in a RT-PCR test is cycle Threshold value. This value determines if a patient is COVID-19 positive or not. Why is it in news? The State Government of Maharashtra recently asked the Indian Council of Medical Research if it was advisable to treat a person as COVID-19 negative if his Ct value ..

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October 20: National Deworming Day

Every year, National Deworming Day is celebrated on February 10 and October 20 in India. Why National Deworming Day? India accounts to 28% of total number of global children between the age of 1 and 14 years of age at risk of Soil Transmitted Helminths. This is about 68% of children in India. These infections ..

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ICMR to conduct nation-wide Sero Survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research is to conduct nation wide sero survey. The survey is to carried out to determine the exposure of COVID-19 infection among the population. Highlights The sero survey will test the blood serum of group of individuals. The survey is used to monitor trends of COVOD-19 disease at district level. ..

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Sero-Survey begins in New Delhi to determine the Spread of COVID-19

As a part of one of the five aspects of the revised COVID-19 response plan of New Delhi, the Delhi Government jointly with National Centre for Disease Control will conduct the Sero Survey across the National Capital from 27th June 2020. Amidst a rising number of COVID-19 cases over the last one month, the Survey ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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