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Marburg virus factsheet| Highly infectious, fatality rate can go up to 88%

Marburg virus was first detected in 1967 in a German town that has the same name.  The laboratory work was reported to be associated with African green monkeys.

In humans, the Marburg virus causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever.(WHO)
In humans, the Marburg virus causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever.(WHO)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 01:19 PM IST

CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, as expected, it would open a third Covid-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older.

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's kid-sized booster, to be offered at least five months after the youngsters' last shot.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)(AP)
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's kid-sized booster, to be offered at least five months after the youngsters' last shot.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)(AP)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:47 AM IST

Rare Monkeypox case in UK;'Doesn't spread easily between people': 10 points

Monkeypox virus: The first human case was first reported from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

The first-ever monkeypox virus case was reported in 1958. (Representational) 
The first-ever monkeypox virus case was reported in 1958. (Representational) 
Published on May 10, 2022 01:20 PM IST

US judge strikes down CDC mask mandate for public transport

US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida said the mask mandate exceeds the statutory authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Travelers line up wearing protective masks indoors at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.(AP)
Travelers line up wearing protective masks indoors at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.(AP)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 03:00 AM IST

Can you get infected with Omicron twice? White House medical adviser answers

Dr Anthony Fauci said cases of reinfections have occurred mostly in people who fell ill with one variant and then later contracted a different variant.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the US president.(AP)
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the US president.(AP)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:35 AM IST
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