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Hope of virus curve flattening in Haryana marred by winter surge threat

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Though the state reported 393 more new infections last week (Oct 19-25) as compared to the week before, the dip in the number of infections was more than 46% as compared to September 14-20, the week when Haryana reported an all-time high 17,616 viral infections.
The researchers said patients infected with the variant strain had higher amounts of the virus on initial diagnosis. But there was little evidence mutations in the virus have made it deadlier.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The researchers said patients infected with the variant strain had higher amounts of the virus on initial diagnosis. But there was little evidence mutations in the virus have made it deadlier.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

More contagious virus strain dominating in US, says study

Hindustan Times, Houston/London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, Houston/london
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 02:40 AM IST
They studied over 5,000 genomes from viruses found in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston and from an ongoing, more recent wave of infections.
The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,981 and the number of cases climbed to 59,662 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,981 and the number of cases climbed to 59,662 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

ICMR teams up with Bharat Biotech to develop Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The vaccine will be developed using the virus strain isolated at the ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, a statement said.
Health officials outside an isolation ward at a hospital in Hyderabad on March 13.(PTI image)
Health officials outside an isolation ward at a hospital in Hyderabad on March 13.(PTI image)

India manages isolating coronavirus strains at ICMR-NIV

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 07:11 AM IST
The isolation of virus strains is the first step towards expediting the development of drugs, vaccines and rapid diagnostic kits in the country.
A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)
A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)

Early diagnosis and containment are key to controlling Zika

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Containment efforts over the next week will determine how the outbreak shapes up across the country
The Uttar Pradesh government has authorised 37 sentinel labs across the state for confirmation of vector-borne diseases.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The Uttar Pradesh government has authorised 37 sentinel labs across the state for confirmation of vector-borne diseases.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Three dengue cases reported in Noida

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 06:11 AM IST
The district health department has confirmed the first three dengue cases of this season. These include two men, from Gijhore and Sector 122 in Noida, and one woman from Greater Noida.
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