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Efforts to Quarantine from Coronavirus (CoV) by China and the World
The viral outbreak in Wuhan city of China has spread to many regions of the world. Until now several cases in different countries have been reported including five in the United States of America (USA).Read More
New virus outbreak in China frightens the world
The whole world and health authorities are worried about the new virus outbreak in China’s city Wuhan. The virus infected patient first reported on 31st December 2019 when a pneumonia patient suffered by this outbreak.Read More
Rabies virus awareness day is being celebrated worldwide
The World Rabies Day 2018 theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. This day has a great importance as it plays role in spreading awareness and education about fetal and fearful infectious disease. The day began in 2007 and highlights the importance of preventive measures and vaccination of rabies virus transmission and inactivation.Read More
Hepatitis infection causes, prevention and cure
Today 28 July 2018 is World Hepatitis day is being celebrated worldwide. Each year this day is celebrated in many countries in order to spread awareness among people about infection control, strategies, free screening, poster shows, concerts, immunization and treatment regiments after infection. Every year it has a theme which is announced by WHO. This years theme for World Hepatitis Day 2018 is “Test. Treat. Hepatitis“.Read More
WHO holds seminar on “Polio the End Game Strategy” at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore
A seminar was conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) on Polio eradication, the Endgame Strategy in UHS Lahore. The theme of the seminar was “Polio the End Game Strategy” and was focused on polio eradication efforts by WHO Read More
Ancient humans genome analysis confirms hepatitis B virus (HBV) disease
In a study which was conducted recently in Cambridge university, the researchers have found that ancient humans had hepatitis B virus in their genomes. This shows that this disease had been a part of human illness approximately four thousand years ago. This era in history has been called as late Bronze Age and Iron Age of human civilization. Read More
Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted two day conference on biotechnology in Lahore
Pakistan council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) conducted a two day conference on biotechnology. The subject of the conference was “Innovation and Commercialization in Biotechnology”. Read More
Virologists discover RNA viruses previously unknown present in vertebrates
Virologists at Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing has discovered RNA virus species that are or may belong to the family of today’s most dangerous such as influenza, Ebola Read More
OPINIONS AND ARTICLES
Know Typhoid Fever and its Etiological Agents
We all are aware of recent outbreaks of highly drug-resistant typhoid pathogens, which were reported a few months ago. Yes, it is pretty scary, but to what extent? Let's find more on typhoid. Typhoid is an infectious disease, which caused 200,000 deaths at the...
Scope of Microbiology
This is a question of pupils who had recently graduated from their high schools or colleges, questioning about their future study path, most of them pose question about microbiology field and its scope....
Nipah Virus (NiV) Introduction, Outbreaks and Infections
These days there are some emerging viral infections which are being discussed in the world around. Ebola outbreak has emerged in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa which is still not come to an end. Meanwhile a new viral outbreak has been reported from...
World Malaria Day “Ready to beat malaria” .
25 April 2018 is being celebrated worldwide to focus and enhance efforts to eliminate Malaria, a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually all over the globe.This years theme for Malaria day is “Ready to beat...