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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


COVID-19: Can taking the window seat on a plane lower your risk of getting infected? Find out

November 30, 2020 7:58 pm

Though the CDC doesn't recommend travelling, it says "most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes"

Royal Caribbean’s mock cruise programme sees participation of 1,00,000 volunteers

November 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Mock cruise is part of a series of steps mandated by the CDC to get the cruise industry running again

Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?

November 12, 2020 4:42 pm

The airline industry says it's safe to fly, pointing to a report it funded that found the risk of viral spread on planes very low if everyone wears a mask, since planes have good ventilation and strong air filters.

Nearly 11,000 passengers potentially exposed to the virus on US flights: CDC

September 22, 2020 10:06 pm

A study, published by the CDC, suggests that despite the protocols followed by airlines, transmission of the virus could be possible inside the flight, given the proximity with a potentially-infected person, and touching of shared surfaces

CDC, top US health body, adds six new symptoms to COVID-19 list

April 27, 2020 8:28 pm

The new possible symptoms, as updated by the CDC, include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. Shortness of breath has also been updated to 'shortness of breath or difficulty breathing'.

Eating walnuts may lower depression risk: Study

February 09, 2019 3:13 pm

Consuming walnuts may lower the prevalence and frequency of depression, and improve concentration levels, according to a study carried out in American adults.

In neighbouring Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, toll 33 so far

June 09, 2014 1:15 am

A health ministry team too is likely to visit Muzaffarpur this week after a delegation Saturday requested Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to take note of the annual outbreak.

Sleeping too little or too much may up disease risk

October 03, 2013 2:39 pm

Short sleepers reported a higher prevalence of coronary heart disease,stroke and diabetes.

In the works,an Epidemic Intelligence Service

July 22, 2013 4:12 am

India has quietly started training a small batch of public health professionals in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Atlanta,to become part of an elite Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS).

In the works,an Epidemic Intelligence Service

July 22, 2013 1:54 am

Agreement was part of memorandum of understanding signed during US President Obama's visit.