The 4th round of Serosurvey conducted by RMRC revealed that over 85 percent health workers in three Odisha districts have developed COVID antibody.
The study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on COVID antibody reveals that sero prevalence may vary from state to state.
Children can handle the viral infection much better than adults since they have lower number of receptors where the virus attaches. Therefore, when India thinks of reopening schools, it will be wise to open primary schools first.
Two-thirds or 67.6 per cent of India's population aged above 6 years were found to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the latest national sero survey. A third of the population did not have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which means about 40 crore people are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, the official said.
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the development of antibodies in human body against Covid-19, a team of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, is set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.
CoviFind is highly effective in individuals with mid to high viral load, especially in detecting infection in the case of individuals more likely to transmit the disease to others.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to resolve the long pending pleas of the council and to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals without mental and physical fear.
Experts from the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research and the Indian Council of Medical Research, on Wednesday, slammed the government for poor planning of the home-grown vaccine production and deployment, as a result of which "India doesn't have enough vaccines to go around".
Odisha government on Thursday discontinued convalescent plasma therapy as a recommended treatment for COVID19.
India is conducting 18-20 lakh tests for detection of COVID-19 per day, the ICMR chief said on Tuesday underlining that despite infection among laboratory staff, the test performance is still being maintained
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New Delhi: India has successfully cultured the new ‘more infectious’ coronavirus strain, which had originated in United Kingdom, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Saturday. The British Government had recently announced that the newly identified strain of the virus found in their population is up to 70 per cent more transmissible, following […]
New Delhi: Serum Institute of India’s (SII) COVID-19 vaccine candidate – Covishield – has been recommended by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) which met today to examine the emergency-use authorisation (EUA) application sought by the pharmaceutical firm. With the SEC giving a green signal to Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine candidate, India is one step away from […]
New Delhi: In the wake of reporting of two adverse events which occurred with the volunteers during the vaccine trial, the fear and hesitation among the people to take the vaccine is growing. The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that the government has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country, rather, it’s important to […]
New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in Delhi-NCR, health experts on Tuesday stressed that along with a focus on overall health, taking special care of heart’s health is extremely important because the virus affects more to people with heart and its related problems. The doctors said that the biggest risk factor of heart […]
New Delhi: With a fresh spike of 50,356 coronavirus infections and 577 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally on Saturday rose to 84,62,080, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of the total Covid-19 cases in the country, 5,16,632 are currently active, 78,19,886 have been discharged, and 1,25,562 lost the battle against […]
New Delhi: The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, may help in the management of Covid-19, especially in the elderly, says a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The BCG vaccination is known to induce innate immune memory, which confers protection against several infections, the study uploaded as preprint […]
New Delhi: There is some evidence which shows that children who were earlier thought to be protected against coronavirus infection can be “spreaders, rather than super-spreaders”, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. Speaking on the coronavirus infection spread in the country among children, Bhargava said tat overall the figure in India is that […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid the confusion over the use of plasma therapy and Remdesivir for treating COVID-19 patients, Odisha Health Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra today clarified that the State is yet to receive any official statement from ICMR related to the ineffectiveness of the therapy or the use of the anti-viral drug in treating the infected patients. The […]
New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a big statement on Tuesday regarding plasma therapy, which is touted as a life saving intervention for patients suffering from severe Covid-19. The Director-General (DG) of ICMR, Balram Bhargava, stated that plasma therapy may be deleted from the national clinical protocols for the management of […]
New Delhi: Patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can again get infected by the virus once the antibodies of the viral disease starts depleting, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. “According to the Centre for Disease Control (USA), you call it a reinfection (of Covid-19) if the person is reinfected after […]
New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) published a study a few days ago wherein the world got to know about a virus which was reported in China and Vietnam in the past, and was found in India as well. However, the media sensationalised it as another virus from China that could unleash […]
New Delhi: The ICMR in collaboration with a Hyderabad-based biopharmaceutical company has developed “highly purified antisera” prepared by injecting inactivated SARS-CoV2 in horses, which can be a potential treatment for COVID-19. “The ICMR and Biological E Limited, Hyderabad, have developed highly purified antisera (raised in animals) for prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19,” the apex health […]