India's 1st mRNA Omicron booster vax gets DCGI nod, to launch in 2-3 weeks

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 11:21:11 AM IST

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to India's first mRNA-based Omicron booster vaccine and it is likely to be rolled out in 2-3 weeks, Gennova B

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Can Omicron & influenza co-infection turn deadly?

New Delhi |Saturday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST

With India currently seeing a rise in both Covid and influenza cases, many people are likely to be co-infected by the viruses, which can turn fatal if not treated on time, health experts said on Frida

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Omicron sub-lineage continues to be predominant variant, 349 samples of XBB1.16 detected

New Delhi |Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST

Amid the new Covid surge in the country, the Omicron variant and it's sub-lineage continue to be the predominant variant in the country.

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TN man who died of Covid was infected with Omicron XBB variant

Chennai |Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST

A 27-year-old man who had died of Covid-19 in a private hospital in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchi was infected with the Omicron-XBB variant, officials said on Tuesday.

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Sequencing of 324 Covid samples reveals presence of Omicron variants in community

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:10 AM IST

Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) sentinel sites referred 324 Covid-19 positive samples for sequencing to 22 INSACOG labs between December 29 to January 7, and the results revealed pres

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Genome sequencing detects four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 in Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST

Following genome sequencing, four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 have been detected in West Bengal, according to sources in the state health department. However, all the four cases are currently Cov

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Rajasthan: US returnee tests positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5

Jaipur |Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST

A 21-year-old youth has been traced in Jaipur who has reportedly tested positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5, which experts say is more contagious than the previous strains of the virus.

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