National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030

What is the news? The Union Health Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Union Minister of Animal Husbandry has launched the “National Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination from India by 2030“. What is Rabies? Rabies is a zoonotic, viral disease. People are usually infected with rabies following a deep bite or scratch… Continue reading National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030

A disease surveillance system, for the future

Synopsis Diseases and outbreaks are realities and a well-functioning system can help reduce their impact. Introduction The article highlights the importance of epidemiology in preventing and controlling infectious diseases. What is epidemiology and disease surveillance? Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution, patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations.… Continue reading A disease surveillance system, for the future

All you need to know about Nipah virus

What is the News? A 12-year-old boy infected with the Nipah virus died in a private hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala. About Nipah Virus Nipah Virus(NiV) is a zoonotic virus. ​​The first outbreaks of the Nipah virus among humans was reported from Malaysia (1998) and Singapore (1999).  Host Reservoir of Nipah Virus The animal host reservoir… Continue reading All you need to know about Nipah virus