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Current Affairs - Health & Disease

India's First qHPV Vaccine against Cervical Cancer

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted market authorisation to Serum Institute of India (SII) to manufacture indigenously-developed India's first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer.

  • Cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age with a high death ratio in India.

‘Tomato flu’ cases detected in Kerala

Cases of ‘tomato flu’ were recently reported from Kerala among children below 5 years of age.

About Tomato flu

  • “Tomato flu is an unidentified fever. It is a viral disease that causes rashes or blisters, skin irritation and dehydration.

Data-Driven Research to Eradicate TB - “Dare2eraD TB”

On 24th March 2022 (World TB Day), the Union Govt. has launched Data-Driven Research to Eradicate TB - “Dare2eraD TB”.

It is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Science & Technology and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, led by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).


Nipah Virus

A boy infected with the Nipah virus has died in Kerala, a state already hit badly by Covid-19


UK registers Norovirus Outbreak

There is a Norovirus outbreak in the United Kingdom - a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea also called "winter vomiting bug".


Monkey B Virus: First Death in China & there is no Vaccine for it

China has reported its first death by viral infection called the Monkey B virus after a veterinarian infected, after he dissected two dead monkeys.


‘WHO’ issues new Recommendations on Human Genome Editing

The World Health Organization has issued new recommendations on human genome editing.


Delhi’s Serological Survey

  • Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared the results of a serological survey carried out in Delhi between 27th June and 10th July, 2020.

Rapid Antigen Test

  • Recently, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved the use of rapid antigen detection test in containment zones and healthcare settings in combination with the RT-PCR test.

RT-LAMP Based Test For Coronavirus

  • As part of COVID-19 mitigation mission of Country, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu a constituent laboratory of CSIR has partnered with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to develop and scale-up a new Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit.

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