Monkeypox is largely a self-limiting disease, but high-risk groups can have severe consequences

Why? Dr Pragya Yadav is the country’s top scientist at the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. She is the group leader of the Maximum containment laboratory at the apex lab, where highly infectious viruses, like the one that causes Monkeypox, would be handled and tested. The Health ministry has directed public health officials at … Read more

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the UN, as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan … Read more

Severe heatwave sweeps India; temperatures to rise further over next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the current spell of heatwave may further intensify over the next five days, with temperatures touching 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. The forecast shows that heatwave conditions are very likely over northwest and central India during the next five days, and over east … Read more