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World celebrates World Hepatitis Day (WHD)

The World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed every year on July 28 to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The 2017 theme is “Eliminate Hepatitis”. Hepatitis is a viral infection which causes inflammation in the liver. It is a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, ..

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July 28: World observes “World Hepatitis Day”

World Hepatitis Day is being observed round the globe. The focus is to spread awareness about viral hepatitis, which kills around 1 million people every year. Millions more suffer immediate sickness or long-term ill health. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis as the name suggests is formed from Greek word ‘Hepar’ meaning liver and ‘–itis’ meaning inflammation. ..

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Rotavirus infection: India amid 5 countries with highest number of Deaths

As per the latest edition of the Lancet Infectious Diseases magazine, nearly 1 Lakh below the age of 5 years died of diarrhoea ascribable to rotavirus infection in India in 2008, accounting for 22% of the total deaths reported worldwide in 2008. Five countries accounting for more than half of all deaths attributable to such ..

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What are main communicable and non-communicable human diseases?

Communicable Disease or infectious disease is resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. The main communicable diseases are as follows: Diseases Caused By Virus These include – AIDS, Chickenpox Poliomyelitis:, Measles, Rubella or German measles, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, ..

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