Published on June 24, 2021 AHMEDABAD: After the second wave of Covid cases caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Gujarat and India at large, the state is bracing for further mutation of the Delta variant, currently named ‘Delta-plus.’ Gujarat has upped its ante with its neighbouring states Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh recording confirmed … Continue reading Gujarat: ‘Regular genome sequencing to spot Delta+ strain’
Published on June 6, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Just how fatal can be dreaded mucormycosis, the black fungus, whose outbreak has taken the country by storm in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic? A study carried out across 16 centres in India, including four hospitals of Gujarat, during the Diwali surge between September and December 2020 recorded … Continue reading Mucormycosis recorded 46% mortality in post-Diwali surge: Study
Published on June 4, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Mehsana resident Niyaz Abdul, 30, has had one of the roughest one-and a-half months health-wise. He survived a critical Covid-19 attack only to fall prey to mucormycosis. With severe scarcity of liposomal Amphotericin B, the drug of choice for treating black fungus, the tractor dealer was given lyophilised Amphotericin … Continue reading Covid, mucormycosis & now drug-induced kidney injury in Ahmedabad
Published on March 19, 2021 First anniversary of the first two cases of Covid-19 in Gujarat AHMEDABAD: A year ago when coronavirus pandemic held Gujarat hostage to unprecedented disease and death, it was believed that the elderly and those with comorbidities having pre-existing illnesses like diabetes, obesity, heart disease etc were at a higher risk … Continue reading A year of corona in Gujarat: 51% of Covid dead had no comorbidities!