Second monkeypox case recovered, to be discharged on Sat

Thiruvananthapuram, August 5 (BPNS) The second monkeypox virus (MPV) case reported in the nation from Kerala on July 18 got recovered. Briefing the same, health minister Veena George said that the 31-year-old will get discharged on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at the Kannur Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH). With this, of the five MPV […]

Nation’s first monkeypox case discharged

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 […]

Long Covid enigma, experts demand comprehensive study

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 […]

WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency?

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 […]