Vaccine-preventable diseases Current Affairs, GK & News
The member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood killer diseases measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution was adopted at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in New Delhi. Till date, 5 countries have eliminated measles – Bhutan, DPR Korea, ..
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand have recently become the first four countries in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s South-East Asia region to have successfully controlled Hepatitis B. The virus is said to be controlled when the disease occurrenceis reduced to less than 1% among children less than 5 years of age. Hepatitis B is a ..
Topics: Healthcare-associated infections • Hepatitis • Hepatitis C treatment in Moldova • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Liver • Medical specialties • Medicine • RTT • Vaccine-preventable diseases • Viral diseases • Viral hepatitis
The World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed every year on 28rd of July to raise awareness about the disease which causes inflammation of the liver and claims around 1.4 million lives every year. The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis ..
Topics: Baruch Samuel Blumberg • Healthcare-associated infections • Hepatitis • Hepatitis B • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • RTT • Vaccine-preventable diseases • Viral diseases • World Hepatitis Day
The 2019 World Immunization Week (WIW) is a global public health campaign i.e. celebrated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) from April 24 to 30 with theme “Protected Together: Vaccines Work!”. The week highlights the urgent need for immunisation against vaccine-preventable diseases for children and adults the world over. The 2019 theme aims to raise ..
Topics: European Immunization Week • Health • Immunization • Medical specialties • Medicine • Universal Immunization Programme • Vaccination • Vaccine • Vaccine-preventable diseases • World Immunization Week
The WHO has reported that the measles cases have increases by 300% in the first 3 months of 2019. The rise is exponential higher as compared to last year. Measles can be prevented by 2 doses of vaccines. However, the global body claims that skipping of vaccination rates has been increasing lately. 170 countries have ..
Researchers in the US have successfully conducted pathbreaking researches on mosquitoes by genetically modifying them to make humans less attractive to them. It is proclaimed that this will significantly reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases which have become deadly in recent times like dengue, malaria, Zika fever etc. It has been long known that female ..