Smallpox Current Affairs, GK & News

First case of Monkeypox detected in Texas

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), First case of rare human monkeypox was detected in Texas. Key Points Monkeypox was detected in a US. resident, who recently travelled from Nigeria to US. Though it is a rare viral illness but currently is not a reason for alarm and threat to public. ..

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United Nations approves Epidemic Preparedness Day

Context in Current Affairs: The United Nations General Assembly recently approved the resolution that proclaimed to mark December 27 as the the International Day of epidemic preparedness. The day is to be marked to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and best practices locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This will help to prevent ..

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UN released commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of Small Pox Eradication

On May 9, 2020, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp to mark 40th anniversary of eradication of small pox. Highlights The World Health Organization small pox eradication campaign was initiated in 1967. In 1980, the organization officially declared that the world is free from small pox. Small ..

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World Immunization Week

Every year, last week of April is marked as the World Immunization Week. The Week is celebrated to increase awareness of immunization. This year, the week is being marked under the theme Theme: Vaccines work for All Immunization According to the World Health Organization, immunization can help protect from 25 different infectious disease-causing agents or ..

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Herd Immunity

As WHO recently declared Europe to be the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, Britain has come under criticism for its ‘soft approach’ to controlling the disease. The Recent Issue in Britain While other countries are racing to curb the spread of SARS CoV 2, UK has taken the ‘soft approach’ to deal with the ..

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