Infectious Disease News
  • Covid: Delta variant patients twice as likely to need hospital care

    Added On : 31st August 2021

    People are twice as likely to need hospital care if they are sick with the Delta Covid variant, rather than the Alpha variant that was once prevalent in the UK, data from England suggests.

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  • Covid: Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar

    Added On : 29th July 2021

    The Delta variant of Covid-19 has now been detected in 124 territories worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

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  • Covid: Hundreds of thousands of under-18s to get vaccine

    Added On : 22nd July 2021

    Children over 12 who are at higher risk of getting ill if they catch Covid will be offered the jab, the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed.

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  • Covid: Woman aged 90 died with double variant infection

    Added On : 13th July 2021

    It is possible to catch two Covid variants at the same time, experts are warning after seeing a double infection in a 90-year-old woman who became sick with the Alpha and Beta types first identified in the UK and South Africa.

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  • India coronavirus: What is the government's change to vaccine policy?

    Added On : 10th June 2021

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that all adults in India will now get free vaccines.

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  • Covid: Sniffer dogs could bolster screening at airports

    Added On : 25th May 2021

    Sniffer dogs could contribute to efforts to prevent the spread of Covid as society reopens, according to scientists.

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  • How India's vaccine drive went horribly wrong

    Added On : 18th May 2021

    It took 31-year-old Sneha Marathe half a day to book an appointment online for a Covid vaccine.

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  • Covid: Putin says Sputnik vaccines 'reliable as Kalashnikovs'

    Added On : 10th May 2021

    President Vladimir Putin has heralded Russia's vaccine offering as "reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle".

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  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots

    Added On : 14th April 2021

    The US, South Africa and European Union will temporarily stop the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid jab, after reports of rare blood clotting.

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  • Covid-19 nearly disabled NHS says hospital boss

    Added On : 21st March 2021

    The NHS in England was ill-prepared for the seismic shock of the Covid pandemic, a hospital chief has said.

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