Zoonotic diseases Current Affairs, GK & News

Lassa fever in Nigeria

171 people have died because of Lassa fever in Nigeria despite the government’s measures to reduce the spread of the viral infection across the country. Key facts Nigeria currently has the total of 917 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, with 6,660 suspected cases recorded since the start of this year. With the death toll reaching ..

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Langya: New zoonotic virus in China

Another zoonotic virus, Langya, was recently discovered in China, after deadly coronavirus was detected in 2019. It is a type of Henipavirus, and is also called as Langya Henipavirus or LayV. It was detected in Shandong and Henan provinces in China and has infected 35 people so far. About Henipavirus Langya Virus is a phylogenetically ..

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Bengaluru One Health Pilot Project

On June 28, 2022, The Ministry of dairying and animal husbandry launched ‘One Health’ pilot project in Bengaluru. Key Points The One Health Pilot Project will bring stakeholders from human, animal, and environment health on single platform, in order to formulate solutions for preventing outbreak of zoonotic disease like covid-19 pandemic in future. Success of ..

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2022 State of World’s Forests Report

The 2022 edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO), released on day one of the World Forestry Congress, 2022 (May 2, 2022). Who published the report? “The State of the World’s Forests” (SOFO) is the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), published every two years. FAO ..

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