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JN.1 Covid variant cases on the rise in India; here's what experts advise
JN.1 Covid variant cases on the rise in India; here's what experts advise

According to experts, JN.1 (from the lineage of the Omicron variant) is more transmissible and spreads more rapidly, causing symptoms like fever, cough, cold, sore throat, and body aches -- similar to what we have seen in the past.

  • Sunday, 24 December 2023
  • India
Rourkela residents hold admin responsible for Cholera outbreak
Rourkela residents hold admin responsible for Cholera outbreak

The residents of the steel city alleged that they had been receiving dirty water for two months before the outbreak.

  • Saturday, 23 December 2023
Global Covid-19 cases jump 52 per cent in a month: WHO
Global Covid-19 cases jump 52 per cent in a month: WHO

In the latest epidemiological update on Friday, the UN health body reported over 850,000 new cases worldwide in the 28-day period from November 20 to December 17.

India records 752 new Covid cases, highest since May 21, 2023 and 4 deaths
India records 752 new Covid cases, highest since May 21, 2023 and 4 deaths

The death toll was recorded at 5,33,332 with four new deaths -- two from Kerala, one each in Rajasthan and Karnataka -- reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Covid 19
Cases of Covid, flu rising in India; don't panic, say doctors

India recorded 640 fresh Covid-19 infections in 24 hours taking the number of active cases to 2,997 from 2,669 the day before, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Friday.

Cholera outbreak in Rourkela: Unofficial death toll rises to 15 after one more patient succumbs
Cholera Outbreak in Rourkela: Unofficial death toll rises to 15 after one more patient succumbs

A man, suspected to be affected with Cholera, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital, taking the death toll as per the unofficial sources to 15 on Friday.

Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra
Rourkela Cholera: Unofficial Death toll Touches 13, Govt Says Peak Period Over

As per reports, as many as 13 people have died in Rourkela due to the recent Cholera outbreak with more than 1400 infected with the dreaded disease. Three patients have died at the Rourkela Government Hospital, three at other hospitals and one patient at his home.

Covid
New Covid Strain JN.1 Classified as 'Standalone Variant of Interest'

WHO's decision was prompted by the variant's ability to spread fast among the community. It said the decision was due to the strain's 'rapidly increasing spread'.

Covid JN.1 variant
21 cases of new Covid variant JN. 1 reported from Goa, Maharashtra and Kerala

The source said that 19 cases of the new coronavirus variant has been reported from Goa while one each from Maharashtra and Kerala.

  • Wednesday, 20 December 2023
  • Covid
Covid JN.1 variant: From symptoms to origin, all you need to know about new Omicron sub-variant
Covid JN.1 variant: From symptoms to origin, all you need to know about new Omicron sub-variant

Till now, the variant has killed one person in Kerala while taking India’s active COVID-19 cases to 1828.

Cholera Outbreak In Rourkela
Rourkela cholera outbreak: Top Odisha health officials to take stock of situation today

Speaking to reporters, Mishra said, “Sufficient amount of halogen tablets and ORS pouches are being supplied to the affected areas. I along with the Health Secretary will visit Rourkela today to take stock of the situation there.”

Diarrhoea Patient Being Treated At RGH
Rourkela diarrhoea situation under control, normalcy to return in 2-3 days: RMC Commissioner

Speaking to OTV about the current diarrhoea situation in the steel city, Mohapatra said, “The situation in Rourkela is under control. In fact, there have been declining trends in diarrhoea cases in some areas. Different hospitals including the RGH and IGH are very active.

Maida
White poison in kitchen! Know how this most-eaten flour affects your health

Maida or refined flour is extremely bad for health and can lead to several health issues if consumed regularly.

  • Monday, 18 December 2023
Four diarrhoea deaths reported from Odisha’s Rourkela
Four diarrhoea deaths reported from Odisha’s Rourkela

The recent spurt in diarrhoea cases in Sundargarh’s Rourkela has left the district administration on its toes. 

  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Moringa leaves, fenugreek leaves
Reduce blood sugar levels with these 4 amazing leaves

Green leaves are rich in chlorophyll and many other nutrients that are beneficial for health. Studies have shown that the leaves of some plants are highly effective in reducing high blood sugar levels.

  • Tuesday, 12 December 2023
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