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What is Norovirus That Has Been Spreading In Wayanad, Kerala?

Kerala has been alerted due to the 13 reported cases of Norovirus. The cases are recorded, two weeks ago, from a veterinary college in Pookode near Vythiri in Wayanad district. Amid the acute spread of disease, State Health Minister, Veena George, has asked people to maintain proper hygiene and be more vigilant. Kerala Health Minister issued guidelines for the prevention of Norovirus "Currently there is no cause for concern but everyone should be vigilant. Activities including super chlorination are underway. Drinking water sources need to be ensured to be hygienic," she had said. "With proper prevention and treatment, the disease can be cured quickly. Therefore, everyone should be aware of the disease and its means of prevention," she added. 13 cases of Norovirus have been confi...

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“Pilgrims Will Have To Take Both Doses Of Vaccine,” The Official Announcement Of The Journey Will Be Made Soon

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday that those wishing to go for Haj will have to take both doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine. He said that the entire process of Haj-2022 will be under the guidelines on Corona set by the governments of India and Saudi Arabia. After presiding over the Haj review meeting, Naqvi also said that the official announcement of Haj-2022 would be made in the first week of next month. He said that at the same time the process of application will also start. The minister said, "This time keeping in mind the health and corona protocol of Saudi Arabia and the Government of India, preparations for Haj 2022 have been started. The official announcement of Haj 2022 will be made in the first week of November, along with the process of o...

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MIS-C Made Me Do It: The Syndrome That Haunts Kids

By B. Suryanarayanan If 2020 was pineapple on pizza, 2021 is cringe curd on Maggi.  The year that passed had us in sync with Wallows’ song, Are you bored yet? With the introduction of a life-threatening pandemic that came with the christen COVID-19, the population thought that was it.  Except, it seems to have a lot more in connection than just the coronavirus haunting our dreams. First you had the lethal variant that took away our dearest near and knowns, letting us work on one thing for eternity, the motto of living together for Us and not I.  Next, you had springs from the fungi that reportedly grew from unhygienic conditions widespread owing to the pandemic, and then the numbers grew there too: A black fungus for firsts, a white fungus next and then we have an yellow fungus leading

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Beekeeping In India, Bitter Truth About Honey In India; Check It Now

By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi In 2013 India started using Neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect a crop that Monsanto had promised the Indian farmer he would not have to use pesticides on. These are the worst pesticides in the world and they have been indicted for having killed billions of bees on the planet. I called a meeting of ICAR in 2014 to ask for the ban of these pesticides. ICAR refused, even though they admitted that the bee population has gone down sharply. They said cotton was more important than fruit, grain, and flowers which are dependent on bee pollination! If the bees have gone down in number drastically, how has the honey production tripled? Till 2013 the yearly growth rate was only 0-4.8%. From 2013-14 the growth rate rocketed from 5.3 to 11.1 %. This could not have hap

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