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The UK says Delta Strain found to be 60% More Transmissible
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The UK says Delta Strain found to be 60% More Transmissible

The United Kingdom government said on Friday that the delta strain of the coronavirus is 60% more transmissible than the strain found in the country's Kent County. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that England's full reopening from Covid-19 lockdown, penciled in for June 21, could be pushed back due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Also, read| AIIMS chief says I don't Think that Covid will Seriously Affect Children in Future Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London told Reporters about Delta Strain He said that estimates of Delta strain transmission edge over Alpha had narrowed, and "we think 60% is probably the best estimate. Ferguson said that modeling suggested any third wave of infections could rival Britain's second wave in the winter - which was f...
AIIMS chief says I don’t Think that Covid will Seriously Affect Children in Future
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AIIMS chief says I don’t Think that Covid will Seriously Affect Children in Future

AIIMS chief Delhi Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on Tuesday said that there is no data, either in India or internationally, to indicate that children will be seriously infected in any next wave of COVID-19. Addressing a joint press conference on the COVID-19 situation here, Dr. Guleria said it is a piece of misinformation that subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are going to cause severe illness in children. There is no data - either from India or globally - to show that children will be seriously infected in subsequent waves," he said. What did Dr. Randeep Guleria AIIMS Cheif say? He said that 60 - 70 percent of children who were infected during the second wave in India and admitted to hospitals either had co-morbidities or had low immunity and healthy children recovered fro...
Not just Organs and Brains, COVID-19 now leads to near-fatal Gangrene due to Clots in the Intestine
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Not just Organs and Brains, COVID-19 now leads to near-fatal Gangrene due to Clots in the Intestine

If tricolor fungus, decreased lung capacity and clots in the arteries of the limbs, heart, and brain weren't enough, COVID-19 patients are now getting intestinal clots and gangrene. In Mumbai's city hospitals, nearly a dozen cases have been treated by physicians and surgeons, according to a report in the Times of India, who caution that complaints of unexplained abdominal pain should be investigated. Studies have shown that about 16-30 percent of COVID-19 patients also have gastrointestinal symptoms and have minimal to no symptoms. Patients with intestinal clots may come down with acute mesenteric ischemia, a rare abdominal emergency associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Also, read| PF Account Must Be Linked to Aadhar Card from June 1, As Non-Compliance May Create A B...
Check Out unlocking in Some States of India due to Improved COVID-19 Situation
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Check Out unlocking in Some States of India due to Improved COVID-19 Situation

As the status of COVID-19 in India has improved, some states / UTs have announced exemption. The government of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will start the process of unlocking COVID-19 gradually from Monday (31 May), while Madhya Pradesh will open in a phased manner from 1 June. However, states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Haryana, and Odisha have increased the lockdown in their states. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Sikkim governments are likely to take a decision on opening up today as lockdown will end today in these states. India has been reporting below 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases for the past four days. India reported 11,52,734 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike in 50 days — an indication that the Covid-19 second wave...
Can You Get Black Fungus Without Testing Positive For COVID-19?
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Can You Get Black Fungus Without Testing Positive For COVID-19?

The second wave of Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India. The mutated virus is far more destructive than the former, proving to be more contagious and lethal. The county's health system is amid an increase in cases. Now, another challenge is at the forefront of India's healthcare system - the black fungus is also known as mucormycosis. The rapid increase in cases of this rare fungal infection is worrying. Many states have even declared black fungus to be an epidemic. Fungal infections threaten the brain, lungs, and sinuses. So far black fungus has been reported in coronavirus patients, but experts warn that this fungal infection can occur without people with COVID-19 disease. A report in Hindustan Times states that people with high blood sugar must be vigilant. Also, read| Delhi YouT...
What is Yellow Fungus which is Usually Found in Reptiles: Causes| Symptoms| Prevention
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What is Yellow Fungus which is Usually Found in Reptiles: Causes| Symptoms| Prevention

After Black Fungus/Mucormycosis and white fungus infection taking lives in India cases of yellow fungus infection have been reported in India. ENT Specialist B.P. Tyagi has claimed that there is a patient with Yellow Fungus in his hospital in Ghaziabad, who is undergoing treatment. The 45-year-old patient, the resident of Sanjay Nagar in Harsh Hospital, Ghaziabad, is suffering from yellow fungus as well as black and white fungus. Yellow Fungus is considered more dangerous than both Black Fungus and White Fungus. Speaking on the same, Dr. Tyagi said the patient is infected with all three kinds of funguses - black, white, and yellow. “A 45-year-old patient’s sinus was normal in CT scan but after performing endoscopy we came to know that he contracted three types of fungi (black, white, an...
Center Restarts On-Site Registration for 18-44 Age Group for Covid-19 Vaccination
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Center Restarts On-Site Registration for 18-44 Age Group for Covid-19 Vaccination

As of Monday, the feature for on-site registration for 18-44 age group has been enabled on the Cowin portal, the ministry of health and family welfare informed today. Though, the feature has been enabled only for the government covid centers, as for now. The health ministry said that the feature would not be available for the private covid centers at this time, and it also mentioned that the private CVCs will have to publish their vaccination schedules entirely with slots for online appointments. “This feature will be used only upon the decision of the respective state/ UT government to do so. state/ UT me just decide on the opening of on-site registration/ facilitated cohort’s registration and appointments for 18-44 years age group based on the local context just an additional measure...
Arwind Kejriwal’s 4 Suggestions to Ramp Up the Vaccination to PM Modi
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Arwind Kejriwal’s 4 Suggestions to Ramp Up the Vaccination to PM Modi

Delhi’s CM Arwind Kejriwal wrote to pm Modi today afternoon suggesting to him the 4 strategies to ramp up the vaccine production as he highlighted the national capital has “paused the rollout” for the 18-44 years age group due to shortage of vaccine doses. "To protect the country from a third Covid wave, it's important to speed up the vaccination drive," he said in an appeal to the center earlier today. "All the doses that we received from the government (for 18-44 age group) have been used. A few doses were left, which will also be used by the evening. This is sad. We have written to the center about this...as soon as we receive a supply, we will reopen the centres," said the Chief Minister during a video address. CM said that every month, Delhi needs 80 lakh doses, but it received on...
The Government Has Asked All States to Declare Black Fungus a Pandemic
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The Government Has Asked All States to Declare Black Fungus a Pandemic

The center has asked all states to declare black fungus or mucormycosis an epidemic. A letter from the health ministry said states to list under the epidemic diseases act, rare but possible fatal infection. That means all confirmed and suspected cases of black fungus, which is seen in covid recovered patients, have to be reported to the health ministry. Also read: After black fungus now 4 white fungus cases found in Patna affecting kidneys and lungs  "In recent times a new challenge in the form of a fungal infection namely mucormycosis has emerged and is reported from many states among COVID-19 patients especially those on steroid therapy and deranged sugar control," Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal has said in a letter to states. "This fungal infection is leading to prolo...
After Black Fungus now 4 White Fungus cases found in Patna affecting Kidney and Lungs
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After Black Fungus now 4 White Fungus cases found in Patna affecting Kidney and Lungs

Bihar- Amid the corona epidemic, cases of black fungus are seeing a boom in Bihar these days. In the meantime, now there has been a stir due to the receipt of cases of white fungus. Four patients of white fungus have appeared in the capital Patna. One of the infected patients also includes a famous expert from Patna. This disease is being described as more dangerous than black fungus. It is being told that the lungs are infected with the white fungus, just like the corona. At the same time, the infection can also spread to other parts of the body such as nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, private parts, and mouth. So far, four patients with this disease have been found in Patna. Dr. SN Singh, head of the microbiology department of PMCH has given this information. He told that four pa...