Facts about Covishield Vaccine

Covishield is Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine by Serum institute and Astrazeneca approved by DCGI to for emergency use in India.

Covishield is Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine by Serum institute and Astrazeneca approved by DCGI to for emergency use in India.

ComBE Five prevents diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, HiB and Hepatitis B

ComBe Five is a pentavalent vaccine that prevents diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, HiB, Hepatitis B these 5 infectious diseases.

ComBe Five is a pentavalent vaccine that prevents diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, HiB, Hepatitis B these 5 infectious diseases.

Pneumosil: Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (PCV 10)

Pneumosil is polysaccharide conjugated vaccine 10 valent to prevent diseases cause by Streptococcus pneumoniae given by injection

Pneumosil is polysaccharide conjugated vaccine 10 valent to prevent diseases cause by Streptococcus pneumoniae given by injection

Poliovac: Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)

Poliovac vaccine is inactivated poliovirus vaccine produced and marketed by Serum institute of India, given to prevent polio disease

Poliovac vaccine is inactivated poliovirus vaccine produced and marketed by Serum institute of India, given to prevent polio disease

PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE

USFDA recently approved PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE which is mRNA vaccine for emergency use in population above age 16 years of age

USFDA recently approved PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE which is mRNA vaccine for emergency use in population above age 16 years of age

Monkey fever or Kyasanur Forest Disease

Monkey fever is also called Kysanur forest disease as initially it was noted in Kyasanur forest of Karnataka, India. Name of disease Monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease Causative agent Virus: Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV) Vactor Ticks Haemaphysalis spinigera Reservoirs Rodents and cattle Amplifiers Monkeys Regions where cases of monkey fever are reported Forest areas of: Karnataka Kutch and Saurashtra of Gujrat state Kingaon and Parbatpur of West Bengal Andaman and Nicobar Fatality rate 3-10 percent High-risk group Some people have an increased risk of getting Money fever. These groups of people include: Those who go to forests. Hunters. Tribal people working or staying in the forest Dry leaf gatherers Symptoms and sign High fever Chills Muscles and limb pain Vomiting Loose motions Blood in vomit and stool Bleeding Frontal headache Mental changes Seizures Loss of consciousness Findings High-grade fever with rigors Vomiting Loss of appetite Signs of dehydration Low blood pressure Signs of encephalitis Diagnosis Suspected clinical followed by blood examination. Low white blood cells, RBC, and platelet counts RT-PCR detects the presence of the virus ELISA test to detect IgG and IgM antibodies against the virus To monitor and treat patient further tests like liver function tests, kidney function tests, serum electrolyte examination may be needed USG abdomen, CT or MRI brain may be needed for management CSF and urine examination may be needed to treat the patient Treatment Currently no specific treatment available for Monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease Symptomatic treatment is the mainstay of the therapy. Anti-pyretic medicine paracetamol is given for fever. Anti-emetic medicine like ondansetron may be given to control vomiting. Hydration is maintained by oral and IV fluids. Patients with low blood pressure, bleeding, those not able to eat at home and those who are sick need hospitalization. Serious patients are given live supportive treatment in ICU. Prevention Can be prevented by vaccination and control of tick insects. Vaccine for tick-borne viral encephalitis can be used in those who have the risk of getting the disease. Controlling insect vectors is another strategy to prevent the spread of the virus to humans.

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Typhoid (Enteric) Fever and Typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV)

Typhoid or enteric fever

Typhoid (Enteric fever) is vaccine preventable illness and vaccine is given at age 9 months followed by a booster at age 2 years age.

National immunization schedule

National immunization schedule is the vaccination timetable that is followed by government hospitals in vaccine programme for the nation

National immunization schedule is the vaccination timetable that is followed by government hospitals in vaccine programme for the nation

Vaccination for child with egg allergy

Vaccination for child with egg allergy

Here we explain egg allergy and and vaccination in children with this condition. All your queries about this issue answered by expert

Equirab anti rabies equine antibody for post exposure prophylaxis

Equirab anti rabies equine antibody for post exposure prophylaxis

Equirab anti rabies equine antibody for post exposure prophylaxis in animal bites of Category 3 and in some category 2 wounds as indicated

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