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How it spreads?

1.The virus primarily spreads between people in a similar way to influenza, via respiratory droplets produced during coughing or sneezing.

2.The virus does not settle in the air, but on the ground, so it is not transmitted by the air. But these droplets can fall on surfaces, so people can also catch infection if they touch a surface that has been contaminated by the virus, and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

3.Virus stay viable and contagious on a metal, glass or plastic surface for up to 9 days at room temperatu...

Human coronaviruses

In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are often mild, but in rare cases are potentially lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.

Most coronaviruses are not dangerous. Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child.

There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses.

Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses...

September 26, 2019

डेंगू

कारण: डेंगू वायरस चार प्रकार के होते हैं, जैसे कि डेन-1, डेन-2, डेन-3 और डेन-4 (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4)। हर साल, दुनिया भर में करीब 10 करोड़ लोग डेंगू बीमारी से संक्रमित होते हैं।

प्रसार

  • डेंगू के वायरस, मच्छर के काटने से फैलता है। अगर किसी को डेंगू का बीमारी है, और कोई मच्छर उस मरीज से खून पीता है, तो मच्छर में डेंगू वायरस युक्त खून चला जाता है। फिर जब किसी स्वस्थ व्यक्ति को यह मच्छर काटता है, तो डेंगू का वायरस उसमें चला जाता है। मच्छर को “वेक्टर” कहते हैं।

  • डेंगू सभी मच्छर से नहीं फैलता है। यह केवल कुछ जाति के मच्छर से फैलता है। ए...

A migraine is a type of headache which causes severe headache, usually on the one side of the head. The pain of migraine is usually described by patients as throbbing or pulsing type. It is often associated with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Pain of migraine can last for few hours to many days and it can be very disabling. Migraines often starts in young ages and migraine onset is unusual after middle age.

Symptoms of Migraine

There are four stages of migraine, all of which are not experienced by every patient. These four st...

When to worry about a fever in adults

What is a fever? 

A fever is abnormal rise in normal body temperature level.

In general, you are said to have fever when your body temperature is above 100.4ºF (38ºC). But this reading can vary slightly depending on how you take your temperature – oral (mouth), armpit, ear, forehead, or rectal.

Best way to take temperature: Armpit, ear, and forehead temperatures are easier to measure than rectal or oral temperatures, but they are very not as accurate.

Right way to take an oral temperature:

  • Wait at least 30 minu...

What is the flu vaccine? 

A vaccine is a type of medicine that prepares the body’s immune system so that it can fight a disease, it has not come into contact with before. Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease once you have caught it. The flu vaccine can keep you from getting sick with the flu.

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

There are different forms of the flu, includ...

Well we all must have experienced headache at least once in our life. Headache one of the most common condition and sometimes it can be quite incapacitating. There are many causes of headache and according to a comprehensive headache classification guide, established by the International Headache Society, there are more than 150 headache categories.

But, a practical headache classification divides headaches into two main categories, primary and secondary headaches.

Primary headaches are those that are not the caused by another medical condition. Th...

Heat Exhaustion

  • Heavy sweating

  • Weakness

  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin

  • Fast, weak pulse

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Fainting

Heat Stroke

  • High body temperature (above 103°F)*

  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin

  • Rapid and strong pulse

  • Possible unconsciousness

What is the flu?

The flu is an infection that is caused by viruses. The medical term for the flu is "influenza."

There are different type of flu, the most common type of flu is the "seasonal" flu. Besides seasonal flu, there is also the "swine" flu and the bird flu. Bird flu ("avian flu") is a severe form of the flu that is caused by a type of flu virus that first infected birds.

What are the flu symptoms? 

Symptoms of flu can come on very suddenly.  

Common symptoms of flu:

Fever (temperature higher than 100ºF or 37.8ºC)

Extreme tiredness

Headache or bo...

कैंसर (Cancer) का पता पहले से कैसे लगाएं ?

बहुत सारे ऐसे कैंसर है जिनका पता, लक्ष्ण आने से पहले ही लगाया जा सकता है और समय पर इलाज़ किया जा सकता है। कैंसर का पता जल्दी लगाने के लिए कैंसर स्क्रीनिंग (Cancer Screenig) करनी चाहिए

कैंसर स्क्रीनिंग क्या है?

कैंसर स्क्रीनिंग एक तरीका है जिसमें डॉक्टर  शरीर में कैंसर के कुछ रूपों की जांच करते हैं, जब आपको कैंसर का कोई लक्षण नहीं होता है। कैंसर स्क्रीनिंग का लक्ष्य उन कैंसर को ढूंढना है जिन्हें जितनी जल्दी हो सके पाया जा सके, इससे पहले कि उसके लक्षण किसी व्यक्ति में दिखाई दे ।

विभिन्न प्रकार के कैंसर की  स्क्...

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