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WHO Guidelines on Zoonosis

The World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Organisation for Animal Health laid down fresh guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans in food production. Guidelines Suspension of trade in live caught wild animals of mammalian species for food or breeding. To shut down food markets that ..

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Remdesivir Shortage in India

Remdesivir is an injectable anti-virus. It is injected to prevent replication of the virus. The Remdesivir was created in 2014. It was manufactured in large scale to treat Ebola. Later it was used to treat SARS and MERS. Recently, after the COVID-19 crisis, it has been repurposed for COVID-19 treatment. What is the issue around ..

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B.1.526: New contagious Covid-19 variant

A new highly contagious Covid-19 variant, which is being called as B.1.526, is causing severe damage in the city of New York. Key Points A study published on the Columbia University website states that the new Covid-19 variant is carrying a highly dangerous mutation which have the potential to weaken the efficacy of the vaccine. ..

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Zydus Cadila launched the cheapest generic version of Remdesivir in India

Zydus Cadila launched the cheapest generic version of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug Remdesivir in India to treat the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. The version has been launched after reports of a shortage of the drugs in the hospitals of the country. The price of drugs has been fixed as Rs 2800 per 100 mg vial. ..

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India approves second Vaccine Trial

The Drug Controller General of India approved to begin vaccine trial of Zydus Cadila. The firm is to conduct the vaccine trials in two phases. This is the second vaccine trial approved by India after Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN. Highlights The DCGI approved the vaccine trials after the animal trials of the vaccine was satisfactory. The ..

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