Swine Flu Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia produces COVID-19 vaccines for animals

Russia recently produced the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for animals. The name of the vaccine is Carnivac-Cov. The World Health Organisation recently confirmed the possibility for transmission of virus between humans and virus. Evidences In 2020, Denmark killed more than 17 million minks after the country concluded that the virus has passed from humans ..

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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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New Strain of Swine Flu Virus having Human Pandemic Potential Discovered in China

A new virus has been discovered by scientists in China that is quite similar to the 2009 Swine Flu that caused a global pandemic. The new strain of the virus is named as ‘G4 EA H1N1 (commonly called G4 virus)’, it has human pandemic potential. G4 Virus The G4 virus was detected by scientists at ..

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African Swine Flu in Assam

On May 3, 2020, the Assam Government confirmed that more than 2,500 pigs in 306 villages were killed due to African Swine Flu in Assam. There was no relevance brought with COVID-19. Highlights The reason of death of the pigs were confirmed as African Swine Flu by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases ..

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Five Judges of Supreme Court infected with Swine Flu; Ministry of Health takes immediate actions

On February 25, 2020, five judges of Supreme Court were infected from Swine Flu. Though the disease caused by H1N1 virus is seasonal, the Ministry of Health took several preventive measures in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Highlights Under the guidance of Ministry of Health, Prophylactic treatment was given to all the ..

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