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Kyasanur Forest Disease • India

KFD Distribution In India

Introduction: Kyasanur forest disease? Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV). Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV) is of zoonotic origin (originating from animals). KFD virus belongs to Russian Spring Summer Encephalitis group, a member of family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 when it was …

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Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme The ICDS scheme was launched on 2nd October 1975. Objectives The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was launched with the following objectives: to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years; to lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical …

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Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram

Background An initiative under the National Rural Health Mission, Janani Suraksha Yojana, a key intervention has resulted in phenomenal growth in institutional deliveries with more than one crore women beneficiaries annually. Janani Suraksha Yojana was launched to promote institutional deliveries so that skilled attendance at birth is made available and …

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National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)

NRHM was inaugurated on April 12, 2005. Aim of NRHM To provide accessible, affordable, accountable, effective and reliable primary health care and bridging the gap in rural health care through creation of ASHA (ACCREDITED SOCIAL HEALTH ACTIVIST). Scope of NRHM SPECIAL FOCUS ON 18 STATES. They are: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, …

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Rotavac • First indigenous rotavirus vaccine

“Rotavac” – New vaccine to control Diarrhoea

IN News: Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac Rotavac is the first indigenous rotavirus vaccine. Rotavac has been developed by a joint vaccine development initiative supported by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the UK Department for International Development with Bharat …

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Rotavirus • Causes, Effects & Indian scenario

Rotavirus Diagram

Introduction The name Rotavirus comes from the characteristic wheel-like appearance of the virus when viewed by electron microscope (the name rotavirus is derived from the Latin word Rota, meaning “wheel”). Rotavirus causes diarrheal infection of the stomach and bowel (or ‘gut’ means the part of the alimentary canal between the …

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