Home Health Wellness Wellness on May 16, 2022 South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalisations, but no increase in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes, a researcher at Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Analytics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. "We're still very early in this increased period, so I don't want to really call it a wave," Nunes said. "We are seeing a slight, a small increase in hospitalizations and really very few deaths." South Africa's new cases have gone from an average of 300 per day in early April to about 8,000 per day this week. Nunes says the actual number of new cases is probably much higher because the symptoms are mild and many who get sick are not getting tested. South Africa's new … [Read more...] about South Africa In New Surge Of COVID-19 From Versions Of Omicron
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Home Pregnancy parenting Kids Kids on May 10, 2022 As per local media reports, at least 82 cases of tomato fever have been reported in Kollam city, Kerala. All confirmed cases involve children under five, and they have been reported by local govt hospitals. The total number of tomato fever cases in the state may be even higher if private hospital numbers are included. What Is Tomato Fever? Tomato fever, also referred to as tomato flu, is a rare viral infection that mainly affects children under five. According to reports, the state health department is closely monitoring the situation and has taken preventive measures in the areas where the cases have been reported-Aryankavu, Anchal and Neduvathur  . In India, tomato fever is an unidentified fever that is mostly found in Kerala state. Whether the disease is a viral fever or an aftereffect of chikungunya or dengue fever is still debated. Affected individuals have … [Read more...] about Tomato Fever Reported In Kerala: Know Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention
Home Pregnancy parenting Prenatal Prenatal on May 16, 2022 Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite (parasites that have adapted to invade and live within the cells and tissues of other organisms. It could be said that a protozoan learnt how parasites live and survive from a protozoan and then slowly began to resemble) warm-blooded animals, including humans, which causes the disease toxoplasmosis. As one of the world's most common parasites, it is typically transmitted through undercooked, contaminated meat consumption, exposure to infected cat faeces, or mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy   . Generally, healthy individuals, who are not pregnant and have been diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, are unlikely to require any treatment other than conservative management. However, pregnant women or those with lowered immunity may require medical management to avoid severe complications. According to experts, prevention … [Read more...] about Toxoplasma Gondii: Most ‘Successful’ Parasite In The World; Can Moms Pass This On To Babies?