World Health Organisation (WHO) Current Affairs, GK & News

What are Notified Diseases?

The Black Fungus disease has been declared as notified disease in Haryana. This means that the Government Authorities have to be informed about each case of Black Fungus Disease. What happens when a disease is put under “Notified” Category? The doctors have to report about the occurrence of disease in their patients to the Chief ..

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China discussed weaponizing COVID

A Chinese document written in 2015 states that SARS virus shall be used as a “New Era of Genetic Weapons”. The virus can be artificially manipulated into a human virus disease, then weaponized and unleashed (released from restraint). This was first brought out in Australia. The title of the Chinese document was “The Unnatural Origin ..

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Congo declares the end of Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently declared the end of the twelfth outbreak of Ebola. It had killed six people in the eastern province of North Kivu. About Ebola Outbreak The current Ebola outbreak was genetically linked to that of the outbreak that occured in 2018-20. Currently, Guinea is also fighting against Ebola epidemic. The ..

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WHO lists Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organisation recently listed mRNA vaccine of Moderna for Emergency Use. This makes it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency use validation from WHO. Why is Emergency Use Approval important? The Emergency Use Listing of vaccines of the WHO assesses the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines. It is a prerequisite for COVAX ..

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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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