MERS Current Affairs - 2020

What are Immunity Passports that are warned against by WHO?

The World Health Organization has recently warned against issuance of immunity passports. The organization is against the concept as there is no evidence till now that people who have recovered from COVID-19 or developed antibodies will not get infected again. What are Immunity Passports? Immunity passports are provided to persons that have been recovered from Read More…

Four Mega Trials of COVID-19 Treatment launched by WHO

The World Health Organization recently launched a mega trial of four most promising corona virus treatments. The organization focuses on repurpose drugs that have already been approved to be safe rather than finding new compounds from the scratch. What are the four trials? The WHO is testing four most promising treatments to combat the virus. Read More…

WHO names the new Corona Virus: “COVID-19”

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced a new name for the Corona Virus, “COVID-19”. Today more than 42,000 are infected with the virus according to the organization. Highlights WHO has chosen the name with no reference to geographical location. According to WHO, the name was chosen in such away that it does Read More…

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Corona Virus: A new stain of virus found in China

On January 11, 2020, China reported the first death in the country due to pneumonia caused by a new virus that is of outbreak in the city of Wuhan. The Chinese scientists discovered that the new strain of virus is that of the corona virus. Highlights According to the WHO, the outbreak in Wuhan in Read More…

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South Korea declares end of MERS outbreak

South Korea has declared the deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the country has over. It was announced by South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn. Severity of outbreak: It was the worst medical outbreak faced by South Korea originated from the alien virus from Saudi Arabia. It had killed 36 people Read More…