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Following the emergence of the highly contagious Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants, pregnancy-related mortality rates in the United States increased faster in 2021 than the previous year, according to a new study (UMD).
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Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said that the vaccines available in India are effective against Omicron Sub-variant BF.7.
The testing of the sewage samples has not identified any new variant of COVID, a top health expert said on Tuesday, while also adding that it means that the possibility of an upsurge of the cases is very less.
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The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that sequencing of samples from Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) sentinel sites have referred that all the omicron variants like BA.2 and its sub-lineages including BA.2.75, XBB (37), BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 (5) are present in India but none of
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday asked the public not to panic about COVID-19, but be alert and follow the directives issued by the government from time to time.
Eleven Omicron sub-variants were found during testing of international travellers and all these variants earlier reported as present in the country, the sources said. A total of 19,227 samples of international travellers were tested, out of which 124 were found positive and were isolated
The United States on Wednesday said that the restrictions imposed on flyers from China are because of the "lack of adequate and transparent" data from Beijing over the omicron subvariants that has the potential to spread beyond its borders.
In a statement, WHO said that the Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) held a meeting with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday and said, "The China CDC analysis showed a predominance of Omicron lineages BA.5.2 and BF.7 among locally acquired in
The XBB is a highly contagious subvariant of COVID-19's Omicron strain, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The XBB variant had a higher reinfection risk, as compared to other circulating Omicron sublineages, the Dawn report said.
According to Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, Co-chairman of the National IMA Covid task force, XBB.1.5 is an upgraded version of XBB, a recombinant sub-lineage of Omicron that was found a few months ago in multiple countries like Singapore and later in India.
A study in California prisons found recent vaccination and boosters reduce infectiousness, but Infection risk remains high. Vaccination and boosting, especially when recent, helped to limit the spread of COVID-19 in California prisons during the first Omicron wave, according to an analysis b
One of the most dominant strains of coronavirus in China and an Omicron subvariant XBB's presence has been confirmed in Pakistan, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad and Aga Khan University (AKU), The News International reported.