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Health Ministry to release guidelines on monkeypox soon

27 May 2022

India
Health Ministry to release guidelines on monkeypox soon

With the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting 131 confirmed cases of monkeypox and 106 suspected cases in 19 countries, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon be releasing preventive guidelines.

COVID-19 re-emergence: Saudi bans travel to India, 15 other countries

23 May 2022

World
COVID-19 re-emergence: Saudi bans travel to India, 15 other countries

Saudi Arabia has barred its citizens from traveling to 16 countries, including India, following the re-emergence of COVID-19 cases.

'Concerned' WHO expects more monkeypox cases globally

22 May 2022

World
'Concerned' WHO expects more monkeypox cases globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said 92 cases of monkeypox have been registered in 12 countries over the last 10 days, and cases may further increase in the coming days.

North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

15 May 2022

World
North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of infections rocked the country on Sunday.

North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

13 May 2022

World
North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

A day after North Korea acknowledged its first-ever COVID-19 outbreak, the nation said six people have died and thousands have shown symptoms of fever.

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

12 May 2022

World
North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."

UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

10 May 2022

World
UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

The United Kingdom has confirmed a case of the rare monkeypox infection.

WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

06 May 2022

India
WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

India on Thursday strongly objected to a new World Health Organization report, which claims India witnessed nearly 10 times higher COVID-19 deaths in 2020-21 than the official figures.

India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

04 May 2022

India
India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

India saw a 6% rise in deaths in 2020—the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—compared to 2019, showed the Civil Registration System (CRS) data released by the Centre on Tuesday.

Centre denies asking Bharat Biotech to address WHO's COVAXIN suspension

29 Apr 2022

India
Centre denies asking Bharat Biotech to address WHO's COVAXIN suspension

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday denied reports that it had asked Bharat Biotech to address issues to avoid the cancellation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency approval for its COVAXIN.

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

27 Apr 2022

World
China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China has confirmed the first human infection with the H3N8 strain of avian flu in the Henan province.

WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

23 Apr 2022

India
WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

World Health Organization's (WHO) first-of-its-kind Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) is set to open in Gujarat's Jamnagar by 2024, reported News18.

Not 5L, 40L Indians died of COVID-19, claims Rahul Gandhi

17 Apr 2022

Politics
Not 5L, 40L Indians died of COVID-19, claims Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged 40 lakh people died of COVID-19 in India and not five lakh as the Centre claims.

India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID-19 deaths: Here's why

17 Apr 2022

India
India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID-19 deaths: Here's why

India on Saturday asserted the World Health Organization (WHO) utilized incorrect methodology for calculating its COVID-19 deaths.

Kids in US, Europe diagnosed with mysterious liver disease

16 Apr 2022

World
Kids in US, Europe diagnosed with mysterious liver disease

Health officials in the United States and several European nations are looking into mysterious cases of serious liver disease in children for which there seems to be no known cause.

COVID-19 XE variant reported by Gujarat; detected in 67-year-old man

09 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 XE variant reported by Gujarat; detected in 67-year-old man

Gujarat's health department authorities on Saturday confirmed that the XE variant of the novel coronavirus was detected in a patient who had tested positive about a month ago.

COVID-19 XE variant: India's first case detected in Mumbai

06 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 XE variant: India's first case detected in Mumbai

India on Wednesday reported its first case of coronavirus variant XE in Mumbai, NDTV reported.

COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

03 Apr 2022

World
COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

COVID-19 is showing no indications of going away anytime soon, despite a decline in cases in most countries.

New COVID-19 mutant 'XE' could be most transmissible, says WHO

02 Apr 2022

World
New COVID-19 mutant 'XE' could be most transmissible, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said a new mutation of the novel coronavirus, known as XE, appears to be 10% more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron.

COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

23 Mar 2022

India
COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

Scientists have found recombinant strains of COVID-19 in seven Indian states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Telangana, and New Delhi, a report by Telangana Today claimed.

COVID-19: Cases surge in Asia, Europe;  WHO issues warning

20 Mar 2022

World
COVID-19: Cases surge in Asia, Europe; WHO issues warning

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over as cases are rising significantly in many southeast Asian and European countries.

India records less than 3,000 COVID-19 cases for fifth day

18 Mar 2022

India
India records less than 3,000 COVID-19 cases for fifth day

India on Friday reported less than 3,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth straight day at a time when several other countries are seeing a fresh surge in infections.

National Vaccination Day 2022: Know theme, history, significance

16 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
National Vaccination Day 2022: Know theme, history, significance

National Vaccination Day, also known as National Immunization Day, is celebrated every year on March 16 to raise awareness about vaccination and its importance while commemorating India's victory over the polio disease.

BA.2 strain not more severe than original Omicron: WHO

23 Feb 2022

World
BA.2 strain not more severe than original Omicron: WHO

The BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron variant of coronavirus is not more severe than the original strain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

UK reports death from Lassa fever. What is it?

15 Feb 2022

World
UK reports death from Lassa fever. What is it?

While the world continues to battle COVID-19, a person in Bedfordshire, England died from a confirmed case of Lassa fever last week.

Pandemic not over, new variant can arise anywhere: WHO scientist

11 Feb 2022

World
Pandemic not over, new variant can arise anywhere: WHO scientist

The World Health Organization's Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has said the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, as some people suggest.

India gets first nasal spray for COVID-19 treatment

09 Feb 2022

India
India gets first nasal spray for COVID-19 treatment

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has launched a nasal spray in India for the treatment of COVID-19 in adult patients.

New Omicron subvariant found in 57 countries, WHO says

02 Feb 2022

World
New Omicron subvariant found in 57 countries, WHO says

A subvariant of the highly-infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in 57 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

New Omicron subvariant spreads faster than original strain: Report

01 Feb 2022

World
New Omicron subvariant spreads faster than original strain: Report

The newest version of the extremely infectious omicron variant is spreading much faster than the original, and moderate instances of the original may not provide any protection against subsequent infections, according to a study.

COVID-19 pandemic might end in Europe after Omicron's takeover: WHO

24 Jan 2022

World
COVID-19 pandemic might end in Europe after Omicron's takeover: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new phase in Europe, with the Omicron variant potentially putting an end to it, said Hans Kluge, the regional director at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Will everyone get Omicron? Here's what WHO says

24 Jan 2022

World
Will everyone get Omicron? Here's what WHO says

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is overtaking the Delta variant in terms of circulation, the World Health Organization's (WHO) technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said.

Omicron sub-variant BA.2: What do we know so far?

22 Jan 2022

World
Omicron sub-variant BA.2: What do we know so far?

A new sub-variant of the highly-infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus has emerged in dozens of countries, sparking fears.

No evidence to suggest healthy children need booster doses: WHO

20 Jan 2022

World
No evidence to suggest healthy children need booster doses: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said there is "no evidence" that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Only faster COVID-19 vaccinations can end pandemic: Adar Poonawalla

19 Jan 2022

India
Only faster COVID-19 vaccinations can end pandemic: Adar Poonawalla

Billions need to be vaccinated at a faster rate to reach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.

Explained: Why COVID-19 precautions are required if Omicron is 'mild'

13 Jan 2022

Technology
Explained: Why COVID-19 precautions are required if Omicron is 'mild'

Claims that the Omicron variant causes a milder COVID-19 than earlier strains of the coronavirus have sparked a debate around the associated risk.

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta, efficacy of vaccines reduced: WHO

12 Jan 2022

World
Omicron quickly overtaking Delta, efficacy of vaccines reduced: WHO

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is rapidly displacing the Delta variant and reaching global dominance, said a senior official from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

WHO issues warning on claims Omicron causes 'mild' COVID-19

06 Jan 2022

World
WHO issues warning on claims Omicron causes 'mild' COVID-19

Suggesting that the Omicron variant of coronavirus causes a "mild" COVID-19 is dangerous, said a top World Health Organization (WHO) expert.

Early stage of a variant is always mild, expert warns

16 Dec 2021

India
Early stage of a variant is always mild, expert warns

The early phase of a variant is always mild, a top scientist warned, amid fears over the new Omicron strain of coronavirus.

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, probably in most countries: WHO

15 Dec 2021

World
Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, probably in most countries: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday issued a grim warning saying Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate.

COVID-19 third wave: WHO official issues warning on Omicron impact

12 Dec 2021

India
COVID-19 third wave: WHO official issues warning on Omicron impact

Although COVID-19 cases are declining worldwide, the risk remains high in view of the emergence of the new coronavirus variant called Omicron, said World Health Organization's (WHO) South-Asia Regional Director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh.

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