Viral Infection
Science Tech  /  Published 04.10.20

This Puja, hear alarm bells

The much-apprehended second wave of the Sars-Cov2 pandemic is here. But what is more disturbing is the timing of the emergence of a more infective form of this virus. Even if we console ourselves with...
By Koustubh Panda in

Health  /  Published 13.11.19

A clue to the flu

The weather is cold and damp now and many people are coughing and sneezing. The 200 known cold viruses and four types of human influenza are having a field day. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.19

Cyclone Fani fallout: Calcutta under the weather

From 37.5 degrees Celsius on April 27, the mercury dipped to 29.1 on May 4 as Fani blew past the city and rose again to 37.9 on Monday. The variation is set to increase as the forecast is for the temp...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 03.07.19

Infection: cause & cure

Infections are universal phenomena affecting all ages and sexes. The symptoms are fever, pain, cold, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. Infections are caused by external organisms, usually bacteri...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 18.02.20

Steps to tackle viral infections

Viruses and the infections they cause are in the news these days. In the past, they were known to have caused smallpox, chickenpox and measles epidemics. Today, some viral infections have been proven ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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