Diseases Current Affairs - 2020

A Tiger tests positive of COVID-19 in the US: Zoos on high alert in the country

On April 6, 2020, the Central Zoo Authority of the United States asked all the zoos to stay on high alert after a tiger tested positive of COVID-19. This is the first time COVID-19 infections are reported on an animal. Highlights A four-year-old Malayan tiger in the Bronx Zoo of New York has tested positive Read More…

COVID-19: World Bank offers 1 billion USD for India’ Emergency Response Project

On April 1, 2020, the World Bank announced that it is to offer 1 billion USD to Government of India to implement Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems preparedness project. About the Project The project is being launched by India in order to mitigate the threats created by the virus. It will strengthen the national Read More…

Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

According to a research published in the journal “Pathogen”, virus jumped to humans from Pangolins. Also, mutation was the main reason for the virus to target human cells so easily and hence leads to fast spread of the virus. Highlights The study has found that the virus has jumped to humans from Pangolins. Pangolins are Read More…

Election Ink allowed to stamp Corona Patients

The Election Commission recently allowed the use of Election ink for stamping “home quarantined” on infected or symptomatic patients. The Corona Virus infected patients are to be stamped on hands. The ink is also called indelible ink, election ink, phosphoric ink, electoral ink. Election Ink The ink is semi-permanent. It is used during elections to Read More…

What are the Bio-Safety Levels of Containment in India?

The National Centre for Disease Control provides four levels of Bio-Safety to be followed in India. What is Bio-Safety? Bio-Safety is the principle used to contain the spread of pathogens and toxins. This is not for the safety of the institutions working with the pathogens. However, the safety levels are implemented to safeguard the public Read More…