Daily Archive: May 23, 2018

Nipah virus must know facts – bonafide writeup

Q : What is Nipah Virus ?

A : Nipah virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in Malaysia.

Q : Should I be worried ?

A : A little. As it is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection .

Q : Who is at high risk ? How is it transmitted ?

A : 1. People working with pigs and consuming pigs.

2. Farmers who come in contact with bats.

3. Consuming Fruits which are already bitten by bat.

4. Contact with people who already have Nipah virus infection.

Q : What are the early symptoms ?

A : The initial presentation is non-specific, characterized by the sudden onset of fever, headache, muscle pain , nausea and vomiting. Neck rigidity and photophobia are also seen.
The disease rapidly progresses, with deterioration in consciousness *leading to coma within five to seven days.*

Q :How is it diagnosed ?

A : The rdiagnosis is by ELISA which is currently done at National institute of Virology, Pune.

Q : How is it treated ?

A : Supportive care is the mainstay of treatment and infected patients may require intensive care monitoring.
*THERE IS NO APPROVED SPECIFIC THERAPY FOR THIS INFECTION* . So prevention is the only cure !

Q : How do i prevent it ?

A : 1. Avoid contact with pigs and pig handlers .

2. Maintain personal hygeine and intensive hand washing practices

3. *Avoid consuming raw fruits,* Consume only well cooked, clean, home made food till the outbreak settles down.

4. Preferably use N95 mask while travelling or working in public places to avoid person to person transmission.

5. Be aware of the symptoms and report to the doctor immediately for early diagnosis and treatment.

Share this message with all your cared ones ,
*Together, we can fight and win !*

– Dr.Arjun.M.B, MD
Dr.R.M.L Hospital, New Delhi.
(National Nodal Centre for Control of yellow fever and other communicable diseases)

PM Narendra Modi chaired his 26th interaction through Pragati -Information and Communications Technology-based,multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance & Timely Implementation.

PM Narendra Modi chaired his 26th interaction through Pragati -Information and Communications Technology-based,multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance & Timely Implementation. PM reviewed progress towards handling&resolution of grievances related to post offices & railways

Dalit face Parameshwara finally makes it to Dy CM’s post


Bengaluru, May 23 (PTI)
 The Dalit face of the Congress in Karnataka and its state unit chief G Parameshwara has finally made it to the deputy chief minister’s post, for which he has been a contender for too long.

The longest-serving state state party president since October 2010, Parameshwara has remained a hardcore loyalist of the party ever since his political debut through the Congress.

An educationist born into a well-to-do family, articulate, soft-spoken and suave, Parameshwara had tried his hand in diversified fields before rising to prominence in politics.

Having obtained a PhD in plant physiology from Waite Agriculture Research Centre of the University of Adelaide, he became the administrative officer of the Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, a group of institutions his family had built.

He did his B.Sc and M.Sc in Agriculture from University of Agriculture Sciences in Bengaluru.

His meeting with Rajiv Gandhi in 1989 changed his fortunes. Parameshwara had gone to meet Gandhi in New Delhi when the latter realised the potential in him and invited him to join politics.

Heat wave to continue till May 27, says Met department

The northern and central India may not see any respite from soaring mercury this week as the Met department expects the heat wave to continue till May 27.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday also sounded a red-coded alert for Haryana, Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh until May 27.

It has also issued an amber-colour alert for east Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra.

There are four types of colour codes signifying the level of caution — green (which means no action), yellow (situation to be watched), amber (government agencies to be prepared for severe weather) and red (action needed by the agencies)

‘HeatwaveconditionsareverylikelytooccuratmanypartsofwestRajasthan,Haryana,ChandigarhandDelhi, at somepartsofWestMadhyaPradesh,Vidarbha,PunjabandEastRajasthanandatoneortwopocketsovernorthGujaratregion, Saurashtra, Kutch,EastMadhyaPradesh,HimachalPradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh,’ the IMD said in its forecast for Thursday.

The IMD also said that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over north Kerala, coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan.

With that, it also predicted ‘very likely’ heavy rains at isolated places of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

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Severe Cyclonic Storm “Mekunu” intensified into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over Southwest & adjoining Westcentral Arabian Sea at 1430 IST of 23 MAY 2018.

Severe Cyclonic Storm “Mekunu” intensified into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over Southwest & adjoining Westcentral Arabian Sea at 1430 IST of 23 MAY 2018.