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Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (BPNS) The first monkeypox virus (MPV) case in the country, reported from Kerala’s Kollam district on July 14, got discharged today.  The 35-year-old man, who returned from the UAE, was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. The hospital authorities said that he is physically and mentally fit and the […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 With more people experiencing continued symptoms for weeks to months after their original Covid-19 infection in Kerala, a demand to conduct a comprehensive study on long Covid has been raised by public health experts. To back up their claim they point to a recent study from the World Health […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 The fight against monkeypox virus (MPV) transmission in the state has been raised to the next level as the state health department joins hands with the Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS). According to health officials, intervention programmes will be conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (BPNS) An ongoing health screening programme among people who are above 30 years old in the state has come out with some disturbing facts. It turned out that of the five-lakh people screened for lifestyle diseases so far, a majority are prone to get any of the chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like […]

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Chennai, July 25 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu state police and health department have heightened the surveillance at International airports in the state after monkey pox diseases have surfaced in Kerala and New Delhi. The state health department has set up surveillance teams at all four airports in the state to screen the passengers who are […]

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New Delhi, July 23 (BPNS)  The World Health Organisation on Saturday declared the monkeypox as public health emergency of international concern. The global health body said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency. “WHO’s assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is […]

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Puducherry, July 23 (BPNS) The Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will study in detail the autopsy records and submit a final report in a month’s time. This is following a directive of the Madras High Court on Friday for the same. The Madras High Court directed JIPMER to study […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (BPNS) In the backdrop of two monkeypox virus (MPV) cases in the state, the health department has released a standard operating procedure (SOP) that covers aspects of isolation, treatment, and sample collection. At the same time, the National Institute of Virology’s field unit at Alappuzha became the first center in the state […]

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New Delhi, July 18 (BPNS)  Delhi on Monday reported a decline in fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 378 against 498 reported on the previous day, while there were two more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. Meanwhile, the Covid positivity rate has jumped to 6.06 per cent and the number of […]

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Chennai, July 18 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu health department has commenced counselling for students who have appeared for the NEET examination and their parents. State health minister, Ma Subramanian inaugurated the helpline of the health department that provides counselling to students and parents to make them mentally strong. It may be noted that after the […]