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Omicron BA.4 & BA.5

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The BA.4 variant was first detected from a specimen collected on 10 January 2022 in Limpopo, South Africa, and has since been detected in all South African provinces. BA.5 was also first detected in South Africa, this time from a sample collected on 25 February 2022 in KwaZulu-Natal. It has also spread to other provinces. […]

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Monkeypox Disease

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Human monkeypox is a zoonotic disease that is endemic to central and western Africa. It is caused byan orthopoxvirus that was first identified in captive monkeys in 1958, and in a child from DR Congo in 1970.There are two variants of the virus: the Congo Basinclade and the west African clade. Unlike the variola virus,the […]

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Closing Gaps in Asthma Care

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GINA has chosen ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’ as the theme for the 2022 World Asthma Day. Current gaps in asthma care include: In equal access to diagnosis and treatment (medicine) Between care for different socioeconomic, ethnic and age groups Between wealthy and poorer communities and countries; In communication and care across the primary/secondary/tertiary care […]

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New Covid Variants-4th Wave

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A sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron version of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide, prompting surges in many countries in Europe and Asia and raising concern over the potential for a new wave. BA.2 now represents nearly 86% of all sequenced cases, according to the World Health Organization. It is even more […]

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MALARIA

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The WHO estimations per year worldwide: About one million people lose life every year from malaria. Travelers are susceptible to malariaPathogenesis: The female anophelous gets infected when it feeds on human Blood containing malarial parasite (gametocytes) further develop in one to three weeks’ time, into schizonts. Accumulate in saliva of the mosquito. Sporozoites disappear from […]

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EPILEPSY (FITS)

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Increased electrical activity in the brain gives convulsions of the body; Causes include the previous injury to the brain and scar formation. Rarely, it can be a tumor or structure occupying space in the brain. Occasionally imbalances in the blood calcium etc. Several different types are there in Epilepsy Your family doctor will help you […]

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week – November-18th to 24th

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Theme: Spread awareness, Stop resistance The world antimicrobial awareness week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and the spread of drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria and other organisms no longer respond to […]