A New Virus ‘Nipah,’ Deadlier Than COVID-19 Emerges In India, Kills Boy 12

A 12-year-old boy has died in India of Nipah, a rare virus that is far deadlier than COVID-19 — and one that health officials have long feared could start a global pandemic. The unidentified boy died Sunday at a hospital in Kerala, the southern state already battling the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit country, officials there said. He had already visited two other hospitals before his death, putting him in contact with potentially hundreds of people — with up to 11 showing potential symptoms, NDTV reported. Previous…

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India, WHO Donates Ambulances To Zimbabwe

THE Indian government together with World Health Organization have donated ambulances to the government of Zimbabwe in a bid to improve the quality of the health system in the country. By Patricia Mashiri In his acceptance speech, Vice President and the Minister of Health, Constantino Chiwenga thanked both the Indian government and the World Health Organization for the donation of 20 ambulances and a consignment of medical equipment. In a clear showcase of the sound diplomatic relations that exist between our two countries , the government of India through its…

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Zim Gvt Should Issue COVID-19 Travel Ban To And From India As Deadly Second Wave Wrecks Havoc In India

ZIMBABWE’S health sector could crush to its knees if the mutant COVID-19 variant in India finds its way into the country, a Public Health Expert has warned. By Michael Gwarisa India is currently grappling with a second wave of the Coronavirus  and for the first times, India recorded more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases over a period of 24 hours on Saturday while the country’s massive new vaccination drive was hampered in some areas by shortages of the shots. However, other countries such as Australia and Nigeria have already issued…

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Global tuberculosis epidemic cannot be ended unless it is eliminated in India

THE 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in Hyderabad, India, has opened with a call to end the emergency of the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, now responsible for killing some 1.5 million people each year. “Ending the TB emergency starts right here in India,” said José Luis Castro, Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), convenor of the Union World Conference, which is being held for the first time in India in half a century. The Indian government led by Prime…

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