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Corbevax Approved As Booster Dose For Adults Vaccinated With Covaxin, Covishield: Report

The government has approved Biological E’s Corbevax as a precaution dose or booster jab for those above 18 years fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official sources said today. This is for the first time that a booster dose that is different from the one used for primary vaccination against Covid has been allowed Read More…

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Study finds current monkeypox symptoms different from those in earlier outbreaks

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said that symptoms of the monkeypox virus that is observed in the current outbreak have significant differences from those reported during previous outbreaks in African regions. The study did a retrospective observational analysis of 197 people – all men – who tested positive for the disease Read More…

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Booster doses, Covid-appropriate behaviour key to check virus spread, says expert

The country is in a “strong position” with the Covid-19 situation in view of high vaccine coverage, though the present surge in cases in some states indicate that the virus is still around, an expert has said. Administering booster doses and following Covid-appropriate behaviour are important to not let the virus have a free run, Read More…

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Fourth case of Monkeypox detected; Delhi man with no foreign travel history tests positive

A 34-year-old man from the national capital with no history of foreign travel tested positive for the Monkeypox virus on July 24. This is the fourth case of the disease being reported in India. A resident of West Delhi, the man was admitted to the Maulana Azad Medical College Hospital here around three days ago Read More…

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Monkeypox scare: Kerala issues special alerts for five districts. List here

A day after the first case of monkeypox was found in the state, the Kerala government on Friday issued special alerts to five districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, and Kottayam. The first case was detected in a passenger who came from the UAE in the Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram Indigo flight that reached the Trivandrum airport on Read More…

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India’s first Monkeypox case confirmed, Centre steps up surveillance; know about all about virus

Kerala Health Minister Veena George confirmed the country’s first monkeypox case in Kollam on Thursday. “There is nothing to be concerned about or nervous about. All of the necessary actions are being done, and the patient is stable,” according to the health minister. The patient’s close contacts include his father and mother, who have been Read More…