iNCOVACC Context: The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh recently launched the intranasal COVID­19 vaccine iNCOVACC. Who is manufacturing it? iNCOVACC, the intranasal COVID¬19 vaccine is being manufactured by the Hyderabadbased vaccine developer Bharat Biotech International Ltd. (BBIL). It is the first intranasal COVID vaccine approved for the primary two-dose […]

Paediatric Cardio-Care

Paediatric Cardio-Care Context: According to the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI), the prevalence of congenital cardiac anomalies is one in every 100 live births; or an estimated 2,00,000 children are born with CHD every year. Only 15,000 of them receive treatment.  What is the […]

The Lumpy Skin Disease

The Lumpy Skin Disease Origin: The Lumpy Skin Disease was initially found in an outbreak in Zambia in 1929. The Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by the LSD virus (LSDV), a poxvirus of the genus capripoxvirus. The studies indicate that until the 1980’s the virus […]

Key Leprosy Drug: Centre’s Silence

Centre Mum on Availability, Requirement of key Leprosy Drug For Prelims About Leprosy Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium Leprae. Leprosy is also called as Hansen’s Disease. It is transmitted mainly by breathing airborne droplets from the infected individuals. It has a […]

Monkeypox Outbreak: Detailed Overview

An Overlook into the Monkeypox Outbreak Context: Due to zoonotic events, monkeypox, a rare viral virus that was formerly confined to several regions in western and central Africa and travellers visiting these countries, has spread. World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease outbreak a […]