Zika virus Current Affairs, GK & News

Zika virus cases reported in Kerala

Amid the surge in covid-19 cases in State, Kerala has officially confirmed its first case of Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Key facts Samples of 13 persons, suspected to be positive with Zika virus, have been sent to National Institute of Virology in Pune. Symptoms of this viral infection include fever, skin ..

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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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HDFC ERGO launches Mosquito Disease Protection Policy

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has recently launched the ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue ..

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7-year-old boy from Kerala diagnosed with WNV feve

The West Nile Virus (WNV) fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection, which is rare in India. It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, specifically from the genus Flavivirus, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. The World Health ..

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Dr. Rajanish Giri awarded DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018

Dr. Rajanish Giri, an assistant professor at IIT Mandi, has been awarded the DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018. Dr. Giri is selected for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus Capsid Folding and inhibitor discovery. Additionally, he has proven expertise on understanding and solving the fundamental problems of protein folding in various structured ..

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