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Andhra govt data shows cases of seasonal diseases like dengue, typhoid, acute diarrhoea & malaria fell 97.4%, 96%, 81.7% and 50.4%, respectively, after the sanitation drive.
All countries need to urgently tackle coronavirus, but not at the cost of existing health priorities, which have been hit badly by lockdowns.
The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
A study conducted by researchers from Kenya, UK and South Africa claims the microbe offers mosquitoes 100% immunity from getting infected with malaria.
Malaria, which kills around 5 lakh people every year, is caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites.
India’s progress in controlling malaria has been a result of pre-emptive anti-mosquito measures taken before onset of monsoon. Coronavirus pandemic can disrupt these.
UNICEF says coronavirus will most likely divert Democratic Republic of Congo's available national health capacity and resources from other killer diseases.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads faster and wider, a look at ongoing trials and experiments on the most promising drugs.
Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence that hydroxychloroquine can treat Covid-19, US hospitals and consumers have begun stockpiling it.
Ipca Laboratories has been allowed to supply tablets as well as raw materials for making chloroquine phosphate & hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
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