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WHO: Independent Inquiry in handling of COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will initiate independent review in handling COVID-19 pandemic. In order to achieve this, the organization is to launch “Resolution on COVID-19 response”. Highlights The main aim of the review is to put an end to the international blame game in the origin of COVID-19. ..

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Bats as reservoirs of many viral diseases

In light of the search for the source of origin of the SARS CoV 2, which is causing a global pandemic, scientists are suspecting horseshoe bats. Diseases that Originated from Bats Several diseases in the past have been traced back to bats. These are caused by zoonotic viruses- i.e. those that are spread from animals ..

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National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) launched from Mathura

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The aim of the programme is to vaccinate over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the disease. ..

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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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International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in collaboration with Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) had organised the 69th meeting of the International Society on Brucellosis and International Conference on Brucellosis, 2016 in New Delhi. Key facts The conference is the result of Department of Biotechnology’s network programme on Brucellosis launched in 2012 to address the disease ..

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