Tag Archives: virus

Birdflu near Hampi in Karnataka, 1593 chicken culled

An outbreak of bird flu virus in Karnataka was reported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Friday, citing a Nov. 11 report from the Indian agriculture ministry. The ministry had said that the highly contagious H5N8 virus was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, and all 1,593 of the birds at risk from the disease either ...

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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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Focus on Shingles as Sanjit Bedi’s Death Sends Shockwaves

TV actor Sanjit Bedi, who played Dr.Omi in “Sanjeevni” died of shingles, a deadly diseasse similar to chickenpox, amking the entire film industry wake up to the reality that such diseses should not be left unattended. However, there is no official word as to whether it was shingles that caused the tv actor or other disease but the focus is ...

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Cyber Hackers Faster to Find Loop Holes : Symantec

Cyber attackers are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them besides exploiting vulnerabilities within a very short time, said Symantec, a security and anti-virus company. “Attackers don’t need to break down the door to a company’s network when the keys are readily available,” Tarun Kaura, director of Symantec India, said. ...

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Death of Millions of Starfish Likely Caused by Virus

An epidemic across the ocean ecosystem caused by a pathogen agent that has been present for decades have led to the death of millions of starfish in recent months on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico, according to a recent research. “It is not a new agent, and it might be a virus,” Pete Raimondi, a professor in the ...

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Virus Losing Virility, Slows Down Ability to Cause AIDS

The rapid evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and widespread access to antiretroviral therapy are slowing down the ability of the virus to cause AIDS, finds a study which involved over 2,000 women in Africa. “Factors that influence the virulence of HIV are of direct relevance to ongoing efforts to contain, and ultimately eradicate, the HIV epidemic,” researchers from University ...

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Don’t even smell sewage, it has 234 known viruses: study

Don’t ever smell sewage, a new study reveals that there are 234 known viruses in it besides harmful bacteria, germs and, of course, insects. Scientists have identified 234 known viruses so far in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only ...

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Raw sewage contains 234 known viruses too, reveals study

Scientists have identified 234 known viruses, besides harmful bacteria and insects in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only bacteria and germs were present in sewage and it may revolutionize the way we keep ourselves clean. While 17 viruses found ...

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