Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Zika virus threat looms over Kerala

Zika Virus

The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic within the country appears to be subduing at the moment. But in some places like Kerala, there is still no respite from the pandemic. Moreover, the threat of the Zika virus is looming over Kerala. Initially, two Zika virus cases were detected within the state. But as a matter of concern, now the number of cases have increased to 21. Providing this information, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that the increasing cases of Zika virus amid the COVID-19 pandemic is alarming. Why is…

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ICMR Director-General discusses vaccination status and strategy in India, read the details here

ICMR

As per scientific research data, antibodies formed after contracting the COVID-19 causing coronavirus to prevail against the virus for six to twelve months. But, how long do the vaccine-generated antibodies remain in the body? As of now, there isn’t any accurate scientific evidence for the time frame of sustainability of vaccine-generated antibodies. Predictably, the evidence may take some time to show up in certified journals because only six to seven months have passed since the start of vaccination all over the world. ICMR Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava said that investigation…

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Coronavirus mutates to ‘alarming’ Delta Plus variant

Delta Plus

The Coronavirus is continuously changing its form. Due to this continuous change in the virus, doctors and scientists are advising rapid vaccination to avoid vaccine inefficiency. After the deadly second wave, another worrying news awaits the nation. According to a report, scientists have warned that the delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, which caused havoc in the country in the second wave, has turned into a more dangerous variant than before. This changed variant is being called Delta Plus or AY.1. Scientists fear that even the monoclonal antibodies cocktail will…

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This is why you should not take these ‘COVID-19 drugs’ without prescription

Remdesivir

Apart from the high mortality rate, the second wave of COVID-19 has resulted in multiple other problems. Difficulties like lack of ventilator beds, lack of oxygen as well as a shortage of medicines were clearly observed within the country. It was this second wave that detected the most-feared level of destruction. Although a high number of infections are reported almost daily, only a few patients need to be hospitalized. However, there are many cases where the home-quarantined patients self-medicate themselves without the advice of doctors and develop into irreversible complications.…

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The second wave of COVID-19 inflicts massive damage as GDP falls by record 7.3%

GDP

COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave has inflicted massive damage on the country’s economy. According to the latest data from the Government of India, there has been a decrease of 7.3% in the gross domestic product (GDP) in the year 2020-21. At the same time last year (2019-20), the loss in GDP stood at 4%. In the fourth quarter, the GDP growth rate was recorded mere 1.6%. In February, the central government itself had projected about an 8% decline in the GDP during the entire financial year 2020-21. However, the GDP figures…

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Follow these steps to recover from the post-vaccination weakness swiftly!

Covid Vaccine

The deadly impact of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country can be observed clearly. Deadlier than the first wave, the virus has taken a large number of lives this time. However, in the midst of all this, people are being vaccinated within the country as this is the only way to defeat this virus. At the same time, after getting inoculated, some side effects are being observed in a minor percentage of people which includes fever, headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site. So, let us inform…

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If You’ve Had The Virus Earlier, You Will Probably Make Antibodies for A Lifetime

Antibodies

New studies suggest that for many people who have been infected with a mild case of COVID-19, their body will automatically start making antibodies against the coronavirus for most of their life. According to recent reports from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, researchers said that they have identified long-lived antibody-producing cells in the bone marrow of those people who were infected by the virus and now have recovered from it. Studies suggest evidence has been found by the researchers that immune system which got activated by COVID-19 infection will…

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After black fungus, white fungus threat looms over the country

Black Fungus

The fear of black fungus i.e. mucormycosis is intensifying within the country. Amid this threat of black fungus, another infection has raised the concern levels of health authorities. Four fresh cases of white fungus have been found in Bihar’s capital Patna. It is being told that the white fungus is more deadly than the black fungus as this fungus affects the skin, nails, inner part of the mouth, stomach, intestines, kidneys, genitals and even the brain. Detection of the initial white fungus cases According to reports, the four patients diagnosed…

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Know how the 2-DG drug will reduce the burden on the healthcare system

2-DG DRDO Dr. REDDY'S

One of the best advantages of 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG), a drug developed by the DRDO for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, is its effortless way of consumption. According to the Union Ministry of Defence, this drug is being manufactured in powdered form and can be used easily by dissolving it in water. The clinical trials of this drug were initiated in April last year and were completed in three phases by March this year. Recently, an application for approval of the use of this drug was made to the DGCI. After…

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Is It Safe To Get Vaccinated During Menstruation?

Vaccine

Menstruation is one of the most natural processes in a women’s body but due to lack of knowledge around it, creates a lot of fuss around the topic. This time we’re getting overdosed by posts on social media claiming that if you get vaccinated during your menstruation period, it may cause side effects leading up to infertility. Stating right off the bat, that none of these claims have any source or verification attached with them. For all we know, there’s someone out there who started this myth, and now, as…

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