2010 to 2020 was a decade of disease outbreaks. Several deadly diseases saw its dawn at period. Here are the five notable disease outbreaks of last decade.   H7N9 Avian influenza – March 2013  A subtype of influenza virus, Avian Influenza-A flu or H7N9 was found in the birds in the past which was not […]

A doctor from China’s Hubei province has reportedly succumbed to the deadly coronavirus, becoming the first medical professional to have fallen victim to it. According to a Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Liang Wudong, 62, a surgeon at Xinhua Hospital in the province, died at 7 am on Saturday. The report also says that […]

Countries in South Asia including India are “vulnerable” to infectious ailments like Ebola and Zika, says a new analysis. The preparedness levels of these countries to protect public health isn’t enough either, it says. An uneven health system capacity and inadequate surveillance could speed up the spread of such diseases in regions that are already […]