Covid-19: Over 50% in Chennai vaccinated – News Today

Chennai: Over 50 per cent of Chennai’s eligible population have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. On the other hand, only 12 per cent of the eligible population have received two doses of jabs. Meanwhile, a whopping 71 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses are in the pipeline for Tamilnadu in July from the…

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What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is the global outbreak of a disease. There are many examples in history, the most recent being the COVID-19 pandemic, declared as such by the World Health Organization on March 12, 2020. Pandemics are generally classified as epidemics first, which is the rapid spread of a disease across a particular region or regions. The…

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COVID-19: Third case of Delta plus variant found in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (PTI) Health authorities in Gujarat have launched contact tracing of a woman from Jamnagar city who was infected with the Delta plus variant of coronavirus in May but eventually recovered, officials said on Tuesday.She was the third patient to be detected with Delta plus in Gujarat, which currently has no active case…

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Pandemics That Changed History

In the realm of infectious diseases, a pandemic is the worst case scenario. When an epidemic spreads beyond a country’s borders, that’s when the disease officially becomes a pandemic.Communicable diseases existed during humankind’s hunter-gatherer days, but the shift to agrarian life 10,000 years ago created communities that made epidemics more possible. Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza,…

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What is a pandemic?

An outbreak is the occurrence of disease cases in excess of what\'s normally expected, according to the World Health Organization. An epidemic is more than a normal number cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior or other health-related events in a community or region. Yet a pandemic is defined as the \"worldwide spread\" of a…

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WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic. What does this mean?

Medical staff measures the temperature of a bus driver at the border crossing with Germany in Rozvadov, Czech Republic (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) As fresh coronavirus cases continue to be reported from different countries, the World Health Organization on Wednesday (March 11) finally declared the novel coronavirus a ‘pandemic‘. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak…

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Description, Preparedness, & Historical Pandemics

Pandemic, outbreak of infectious disease that occurs over a wide geographical area and that is of high prevalence, generally affecting a significant proportion of the world’s population, usually over the course of several months. Pandemics arise from epidemics, which are outbreaks of disease confined to one part of the world, such as a single country.…

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Covid-19: Chandigarh logs 7 cases, lowest in a year

Chandigarh reported only seven Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, lowest in about one year. It was on July 5 last year that the UT had recorded the same number of cases, and the daily tally has remained higher ever since, peaking at 895 during the second wave on May 9. Meanwhile, after a lull of five…

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Covid-19: India records 37,566 new cases and 907 deaths – News Today

New Delhi: With 37,566 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,03,16,897 today. According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,97,637 with 907 daily fatalities. According to the data published at 7 am, 32.90 crore cumulative vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination…

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