Pandemics Current Affairs, GK & News

What are “viral spillover risks”?

A new research found that climate change could increase the risk of “viral spillover” in several parts of the world. This could cause pandemics in the future. Key facts A new research article titled “Viral spillover risk increases with climate change in High Arctic lake sediments” was released recently. Viral spillover occurs when viruses overcome ..

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BRICS Vaccine R&D Centre

The BRICS Vaccine Research and Development Centre has been launched by Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya. Overview: China’s Minister of Science and Technology, Wang Zhigang chaired the launch ceremony. He asked the BRICS countries to focus on promoting the fair distribution of vaccines and to increase cooperation among the BRICS countries. The panel also ..

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2018 World AIDS Day (WAD)

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year on 1st of December to raise awareness of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and ..

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2017 World AIDS day (WAD)

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Under the 2017 theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization (WHO) will ..

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Quarraisha Abdool Karim appointed as new UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, an acclaimed South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher, has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV. Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women. She is a strong ..

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Aishwarya Bachchan : Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. She will assist the agency to achieve its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Bachchan will help spreading awareness on issues related to curbing new HIV infections in children and urge for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.

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