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Infectious Period for Sexual Transmission of ZIKV is Shorter than Estimated Earlier, Study

Zika virus (ZIKV) may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a systematic review published in PLOS Medicine by Michel Counotte and Nicola Low of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues from the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. The review included analysis of data from both human and animal studies and was conducted to describe the epidemiology of sexual transmission of ZIKV.

Mental Health Care Act: More Active Inventions Required in India

India’s first National Mental Health Survey was conducted in 2016 by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on the Prevalence, Pattern and Outcomes of Mental Illness. The survey puts forth some really drastic revelations regarding the state of mental health in India. According to the survey, 15% of Indians above 18 years are in need of active interventions for one or more mental health issue.

Health Screening of Civil Servants in Bhutan

The health ministry in collaboration with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will start the annual health check-up for all civil servants from next month. The initiative is to promote healthy lifestyle through advocacy and early detection of diseases among the civil servants of Bhutan.