Home Health Wellness Wellness on June 24, 2022 Majority of patients infected by Omicron's sub-variant - BA.2 and its offspring BA.2.38 - did not require hospitalisation, and illnesses caused by them were mild and self-limiting, a clinical study has revealed. The study, led by Dr Rajesh Karyekarte of B J Medical College, was conducted on 116 patients who were infected with BA.2.38, an offspring of Omicron's sub-variant BA.2. Talking to PTI on Wednesday, Dr Karyekarte said they had done the genome sequencing of some samples from April to June and had sent the report to the government. "During the analysis, we found that BA.2 is common, but its offspring BA.2.38 is also prevalent and is neck to neck with BA.2," Dr Karyekarte said. He said that the report was submitted to the government and Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (Insacog) and it was informed in a meeting that the occurrence of BA.2.38 is as same as BA.2. … [Read more...] about Illnesses Caused By BA.2.38 Are Mild, Self-Limiting, Says Covid-19 Study
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Home Health Wellness Wellness on June 26, 2022 As many as 978 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking the tally of infections to 7,23,782, a health official said on Saturday. With the addition of the latest cases on Friday, the district currently has 5,634 active cases, he said. The toll stood at 11,902, while the count of recoveries had reached 7,04,869, the official added. Comments More COVID 19 News wellness India Emerged Successfully In The Management Of Covid-19 Pandemic: Mansukh Mandaviya wellness India Records 15,940 Covid-19 Infections, 20 Fatalities In A Day kids DCGI Panel To Review On Friday SII Applications For Covovax’s Use Among Kids Aged 2-7 Yrs, 7-11 Yrs wellness Illnesses Caused By BA.2.38 Are Mild, Self-Limiting, Says Covid-19 Study kids Long COVID In Children Can Last At … [Read more...] about Maharashtra: Thane Records 978 New Covid-19 Cases; Active Tally At 5,634
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on May 8, 2021 In its new testing guideline issued on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) mentioned that RT-PCR tests are no longer required in some cases. This statement comes forth amidst the Centre's continual request to states and Union territories to increase the proportion of RT-PCR tests to at least 70 per cent of all COVID-19 tests being conducted. The new testing guidelines are declared with the aim of reducing the workload of the diagnostic laboratories in the country. The Centre said the over 2,500 labs in the country are working under immense pressure because of the rapidly growing caseloads. India can test close to 15 lakh tests in its 2,506 molecular testing laboratories, including RT-PCR, TrueNat, CBNAAT and other similar platforms. But the continually hiking number of cases and laboratory staff testing positive have caused a delay. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: ICMR Releases New Covid Testing Guidelines; Why Is RT-PCR Not Required?
Home Health Wellness Wellness on June 23, 2022 With COVID-19 cases surging in Karnataka, genome sequencing tests conducted in the state show that the Omicron variant is still dominating in the state. In this regard, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted on Wednesday stating that most people with COVID-19 symptoms are infected by the BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron variant of novel coronavirus. "Which strain is dominating in Karnataka? As per the genome sequencing sample: March 2021 - December 2021: 90.7% Delta January 2022 - April 2022: 87.80% Omicron May 2022 - June 2022: 99.20% Omicron," Sudhakar tweeted. According to him, amongst the Omicron variants, currently BA.1.1.529 and BA.1 have dipped to 8.60 per cent and 0.04 per cent, respectively. However, BA.2 sub-lineage has increased from 80.60 per cent to 89.40 per cent since May, the minister tweeted. Sudhakar said the new variants - BA.3, … [Read more...] about Genome Sequencing Tests Show Omicron Dominating In Karnataka: Health Minister
Home Health Wellness Wellness on June 29, 2022 The government advisory panel NTAGI on Tuesday is learnt to have recommended vaccination against cervical cancer and typhoid after examining the data in this regard. The separately constituted HPV working group of NTAGI had on June 8 reviewed the clinical trial data and the usefulness of Serum Institute's indigenously-developed and India's first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer for inclusion in the National Immunization program, sources said. According to official sources, the subject expert committee of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) had on June 15 recommended granting market authorisation to the qHPV jab. The approval of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in the matter is still awaited. Prakash Kumar Singh, director, government and regulatory affairs at Serum Institute of India (SII) had applied to DCGI … [Read more...] about NTAGI Recommends Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer And Typhoid: Sources