Diseases

IASGateAdmin | 04, Feb 2020

LIVE ATTENUATED CLASSICAL SWINE…

Why in News? IVRI releases live attenuated Classical Swine Fever (CSF) cell culture vaccine (Indigenous strain). Highlights: Classical Swine Fever…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Feb 2020

PARAQUAT POISONING

Why in News? The use of herbicide Paraquat has killed more than hundreds of people in the last two years…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jan 2020

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE

Why in News? January 30, 2020 is the First-Ever World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day(World NTD Day). What is Neglected Tropical…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

CHINA – EPICENTRE OF…

Why in News? Several deadly new viruses in recent years have emerged in China — Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jan 2020

CORONA VIRUS (WUHAN VIRUS)

Why in News? Chinese scientists have confirmed can spread between human beings. Corona Virus: Corona viruses are large family of…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Dec 2019

GROWING CANCER BURDEN ACROSS…

Why in News? A study tracing the growing burden of cancer in India states that most of the increase in…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

2.3 MILLION CHILDREN IN…

Why in News? World Health Organisation (WHO) in partnership with Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

CHINA PROPOSES TO TREAT…

Why in News? The recent announcement of China that a new drug meant to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease, will be available to…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Oct 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH PROFILE, 2019

Why in News? The Union Health Minister released the National Health Profile, 2019. National Health Profile (NHP): The NHP is…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

PULSE POLIO PROGRAMME

Why in News? 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme to be celebrated in October 2019. Pulse Polio Programme: The Pulse…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Why in News? Rattled by the high number of children dying due to acute encephalitis syndrome, the Union Health ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

TOBACCO QUITLINE

Why in news? Since its inception in September, 2018, the union government’s tobacco Quitline, for counselling in south Indian languages,…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

PARAQUAT HERBICIDE

Why in News? The use of herbicide Paraquat killed around 170 people in the last two years in Odisha’s Burla…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

ERADICATING MALARIA BY 2050

Why in News? A report in The Lancet concludes that it is possible to eradicate malaria as early as 2050…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

CLASSIFICATION OF INFLUENZA AS…

Why in News? On September 3, India was again declared free of the H5N1 virus, which causes avian influenza or…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

THE BURDEN OF RABIES,…

Context: According to World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, India bears over a third of the global burden of rabies, and…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

INDIA ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTION OF…

Why in News? India has announced a contribution of 22 million US Dollars to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

MOU BETWEEN TB DIVISION…

Why in News? The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wadhwani…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-08-2019

1.Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) Context: BPR&D observed its 49th Foundation Day on August 28, 2019. About BPR&D:…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

ENHANCED OUTREACH ON HIV/AIDS…

Why in News? The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-08-2019

SAN-SADHAN HACKATHON Context: The government calls for applications for its latest Initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission called the ‘San-Sadhan’…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

Context: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan asked the Delhi government to make malaria and dengue notifiable diseases. What is…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NATIONAL ESSENTIAL DIAGONISTIC LIST…

Context:India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which…

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