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‘Timely intervention saved patients with black fungus infection’

The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.

published on : 17th September 2021

16,000 Covid samples submitted for genome sequencing in July, August: Centre

The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.

published on : 6th September 2021

80 per cent COVID-19 immunity lost in 6 months in some after Pfizer shot: US study 

The study noted that the boosters are even more important as the Delta variant spreads.

published on : 6th September 2021

COVID: 18 cases of Delta sub-lineage AY.12 reported in Andhra, Centre yet to confirm

In Andhra Pradesh, there has been no official confirmation as to where the first AY.12 case was detected and the total number of cases reported. 

published on : 6th September 2021

6 students of Zilla Parishad school in Vizag test positive for Covid-19

Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.

published on : 27th August 2021

COVID-19 most transmissible 2 days before, 3 days after symptoms appear: Study

Household members of primary cases, as well as people who were exposed to primary cases multiple times or for longer durations of time, had higher infection rates than other close contacts.

published on : 26th August 2021

Researchers from BRICS nations to study impact of severe Covid on TB patients

The SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing-BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance COVID-19 health-relevant knowledge and to contribute to improvement in health outcomes.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Covid infections cross 20L mark; 6 more fatalities

All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh

published on : 21st August 2021

Artificial intelligence helps identify existing drugs that can kill SARS-CoV-2 virus in cells

The team validated the 17 candidate compounds in several types of cells, including stem-cell derived human lung cells in an effort to mimic SARS-CoV2 infection of the respiratory tract.

published on : 20th August 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations: Why the virus might still have some tricks to pull

Most mutations arising within a single infection never make it out into the wider world. But this evolutionary handicap is offset if the total number of infections is very large, like Covid 19's case.

published on : 12th August 2021

IISc-Bengaluru's 'warm' COVID vaccine effective against all major variants of concern: Study

The research, published in the ACS Infectious Diseases journal on Thursday, showed the vaccine formulations by IISc-incubated biotech start-up Mynvax triggered a strong immune response in mice.

published on : 16th July 2021

Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 could be used as antiviral therapy for COVID-19: Study

In the study published in the journal PeerJ, the researchers explained that when a virus attacks a cell, it attaches to the cell's surface and injects its genetic material into it.

published on : 13th July 2021

COVID-19: No case of SARS-CoV-2's Lambda variant found in India yet, says Centre

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said the Lambda variant is a variant of interest so its total significance is still being explored.

published on : 9th July 2021

Covaxin offers 93.4 per cent protection from severe Covid, 65.2 per cent immunity against Delta variant

There had been massive pressure on Bharat Biotech, which has developed the vaccine with support from the ICMR, to release full data of the efficacy trials carried out earlier this year.

published on : 3rd July 2021

J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months

The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.

published on : 2nd July 2021
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