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 […]

On the last day of last year, Chinese health authorities have reported a string of some infections in Wuhan. What followed was still a mystery. The reports on the number of infected people swiftly rose and adding to these, isolated cases of the infection appeared in other countries as well! The root cause of the […]

Not so long back, a new virus called Nipah appeared in India from nowhere and claimed 17 lives. Now, a new virus called ‘Coronavirus’ has killed 81 people in China and infected almost 3,000 people, with cases confirmed in several countries. While the new virus started casting its shadows over the people, four suspected cases […]

A new study suggests that a strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells. The research study was published in the ‘Clinical Cancer Research’ medical journal. Researchers from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital investigated the safety and tolerability of exposure to the oncolytic (‘cancer-killing’) virus coxsackievirus […]

The deadly Nipah virus which claimed 17 lives in Kerala about a year ago seems to have returned in the state once again. Kerala Health Minister KK Shylaja has confirmed one case of Nipah virus infection in the state. A 23-year-old man admitted to a private hospital in Kerala’s Ernakulam has been tested positive for […]

A vaccine made by Pune-based Serum Institute has shown an inspiring 66.7% efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants in Niger(West Africa). The oral vaccine is now considered as a gamechanger in the global war against the virus. As per the WHO, the virus kills around 600 children every day, out of which 22% are […]

Last year there were 147 cases of microcephaly in Brazil. This year the number is 2,400. The cause for this unprecedented rise of microcephaly is most likely the Zika virus. The virus has been demonstrated during the autopsy of an infant born with microcephaly. Further more it has also been demonstrated in the amniotic fluid […]

Mexico unveiled the world’s first approved dengue vaccine. The approval followed two years of clinical trials worldwide on more than 40,000 patients ! According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “nearly 40 percent of the world’s population (3.9 billion people) is at risk of contracting dengue.” Around 400 million people in more than 128 countries […]