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New virus behind kidney disease uncovered

Parvoviruses are extremely small viruses that are generally benign, except in immune-compromised individuals.

published on : 14th September 2018

How Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells.

published on : 11th September 2018

Santosh Sivan's next Malayalam directorial with Kalidas Jayaram and Manju Warrier

A Dubai-based company called Lensman Studios is bankrolling the project, which is expected to start rolling in Haripad, Alappuzha on October 20.

published on : 11th September 2018

With a stellar cast, Aashiq Abu to bring 'Virus' next summer

Titled 'Virus', Aashiq Abu's film boasts of a stellar cast and crew with acting credits including Revathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Tovino Thomas, Parvathy, Kalidas Jayaram and Soubin Shahir.

published on : 4th September 2018

SCBMCH gears up to tackle swine flu

The meeting was attended by SCB administrative officer Kalpataru Behera, emergency officer Dr Bhubananda Maharana and doctors of Pulmonary Medicine Department.

published on : 2nd September 2018

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease on rise, surveillance unit denies

While hospitals in the city are witnessing a rise in number of hand-foot-and-mouth disease cases, the state surveillance unit denied receiving reports of any such cases. 

published on : 28th August 2018

DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67

Health minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga travelled to Mangina on Thursday and saw two patients being discharged after they were treated with a new prototype treatment called mAb114.

published on : 25th August 2018

After Nipah, West Nile fear grips Kozhikode

After Nipah virus outbreak, a suspected case of West Nile fever — a viral disease which is spread through mosquito bite — has been reported in Kozhikode district. 

published on : 19th August 2018

Some countries suspended imports from Kerala due to NIPAH virus: Centre

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said that there is no general restriction on the fruits and vegetables being exported to Gulf countries from India.

published on : 30th July 2018

Advanced virology institute to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram by January

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan convened a meeting of senior officials to review the progress of the construction of the institute.

published on : 28th July 2018

17 deaths due to Nipah virus in Kerala, no patient from other states tested positive: Health Ministry

Samples of 337 patients were tested for the Nipah virus out of which only 18 tested positive, said Minister of State for Health, Anupriya Patel.

published on : 24th July 2018

The Institute of Human Virology honoured Kerala's Chief and Health Minister for effective control of Nipah virus

Dr Robert Gallo presented awards to the Chief Minister and the Health Minister. He was part of the scientific team that discovered the HIV, along with other scientists in the institute.

published on : 8th July 2018

Natco Pharma launches Hepatitis C drug in India

The company has launched the drug at a maximum retail price of Rs 17,500 for a bottle of 28 tablets, it added.

published on : 2nd July 2018

Kozhikode, Malappuram declared Nipah-free

The Health Department has declared Kozhikode and Malappuram districts as free of Nipah after no new cases were reported since May 31 and the incubation period of the virus was over on June 30.

published on : 2nd July 2018

Nipah outbreak: Kerala's revenue officers peeved at being kept away from felicitation meet

Despite their stellar work during the Nipah virus outbreak, the entire Revenue Department team, including Collector, has been sidelined by the Health Department.

published on : 28th June 2018
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