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Monkeypox: 8-year-old reports symptoms in Andhra's Guntur, samples sent to NIV

India has reported four cases of monkeypox so far, of which three cases are from Kerala while one is from Delhi.

The boy was admitted at the Government General Hospital, Guntur.
The boy was admitted at the Government General Hospital, Guntur.
Published on Jul 30, 2022 10:52 PM IST

India to screen arrivals for monkeypox signs

Some samples of suspected cases have been directed to be sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, which is country’s apex virology laboratory under the Indian Council of medical Research, for testing against the viral disease.

The samples should be taken and “sent to a Bio safety level 4 laboratory for testing”, the official cited the directions as saying. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
The samples should be taken and “sent to a Bio safety level 4 laboratory for testing”, the official cited the directions as saying. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2022 11:15 PM IST

Monkeypox: Centre orders surveillance at int'l entry points, NIV to test samples

Samples of travellers from Africa, showing symptoms will be sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for further investigation.

The palms of a monkeypox case patient from Lodja, a city located within the Katako-Kombe Health Zone, are seen during a health investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997. (via REUTERS)
The palms of a monkeypox case patient from Lodja, a city located within the Katako-Kombe Health Zone, are seen during a health investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997. (via REUTERS)
Updated on May 20, 2022 11:25 PM IST

Covid-19: ‘At-risk' kids under 12 years must be jabbed, says NIV expert

Maharashtra and Telangana have removed the mask mandate from their states in view of declining Covid-19 cases. The DDMA, meanwhile, has announced to no longer impose fines on citizens for not wearing a mask in the Capital.

NIV director Priya Abraham said that children do pick up Covid-19 infection but most often they are asymtomatic. (PTI)
NIV director Priya Abraham said that children do pick up Covid-19 infection but most often they are asymtomatic. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2022 09:48 PM IST

Omicron alert: Mumbai bans large gatherings for 48 hours, Sec 144 in place

Maharashtra reported 695 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the past 24 hours. With the new 695 cases, the total number of the caseload of the state rose to 66,42,372 including 6,534 active cases.

Covid-19: 7 new Omicron cases have recently been reported in Maharashtra, of which three are in Mumbai. (File Photo)
Covid-19: 7 new Omicron cases have recently been reported in Maharashtra, of which three are in Mumbai. (File Photo)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 09:37 AM IST
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