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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR), FMC, FAD, PGACC(LASER)

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan city, China has been announced as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO). As the infection is airborne, it can easily be transmitted to others during close contact mainly through respiratory droplets formed by coughing, sneezing, and talking. Due to the higher transmissibility, increased infectivity, lack of effective treatment, and opportunistic infections, the fatalities are increasing day by day globally. This article reviews the Opportunistic fungal infections reportedin COVID patients like Black fungus, White fungus, and Yellow fungus in general, clinical presentation, prevention, diagnosis, and its management. 1. Introduction 2. What is an Opportunistic Infection? 3. What is a Fungus? 4. Opportunistic Fungal Infections 5. Fungal Infections in COVID Patients A. Mucormycosis (Black fungal infection) B. Candidiasis C. Mucor septicus (Yellow.....

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ASHWIN.R SURESH First year MBBS student, Government Medical college, Trivandrum.

The midnight Melody wake me up From the drowsiness of day To see the unseen sight of day The colourful butterflies dancing at night   The rythm of silence broke my sleep And threw me into the magics of midnight With lonely company of my longings To cherish my life out from reality   The unenjoyed events of the day Piled up at the corners of the room Blaming for the restless pace of the day Dripping down the unfelt feelings​of the day   The midnight breeze replied The unlisten sounds of the day Wetting down words of loved ones The awaited Bliss, that just gone away   The sky changed it's tone,sorely Upon feeling the pain of loosing forever The unnoticed valuable moments of the day Storming down sorely all the pain of the day Soaking and sinki.....

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Mini narendran

Whenever it rains, I feel so free Free as a bird, rain is my life Washing away my troubles Quenching my sun baked soul While others rush for cover I stroll among the empty streets The rain dancing upon my lips Looking up at the gray clouds   Whenever I am sad The rain hides my tears, And soothes me with The fresh clean air The soft pitter-patter on my window Lulls me to sleep as it sings its lullaby I let out a sigh As I wave goodbye To the departing clouds.  Yes I wave my hands To my love...sweet love That soothes me as melodious   rhythm  of raindrops......

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Mini narendran

As each star comes out to shine As the wind rustles across the land As the moonlight sweeps across the room I'm thinking of you.   When the sun burns its morning greeting When the birds chirp and swoop through the sky When the leaves of the trees dance through the air I'm thinking of you.   During the haze of late afternoon sun During the smooth swirl and flow of the clouds across the sky During the fade of the bustling day I'm thinking of you.   While the twilight shadows begin to fall While the evening air begins to chill While the cuckoos  begin their sweet evening chorus I'm thinking of you.   Just as the darkest hour of the night falls Just as the world is hushed and silent Just as dreamland beckons, I'm thinking of you   Ever.....

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   Mini Narendran.

I'm lying alone in my room  Staring at your photographs  This pain tells me that I'm in love  And I can't go on without you  I take a walk down this boulevard  And meet all the people we know  Darling I can't stop missing you  No matter what I do or where I go  I miss your smile, I miss the heaven  That lives inside your eyes. I miss you  From the moment I wake up  Till I lie sleepless at night  Oh, I miss your smile.  I'd give everything to hold you now  Instead of your photographs  I'd do anything now to make you smile  Anything to hear you laugh  I've been holding back rivers of tears  Hoping that you'll back here  As long as I live and as long as I'm sane  You'll burn in my heart like an eternal flame  I miss your smile, I miss the times  I've had you in my life. I miss you .....

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Mini narendran

If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope.  If you can find beauty in the colors of a small flower, then you still have hope.  If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly, then you still have hope.  If the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope.  If you can see the good in other people, then you still have hope.  If the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to sleep, then you still have hope.  If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder, then you still have hope.  If the soft fur of a favored pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips, then you still have hope.  If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, then you still have hope.  If you give people the benefit of a doubt, then you still have hope.  If you still offer your hand in friendship to others th.....

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Mini Narendran

Come walk with me, for the path cares not, the age of your feet. Look at the butterflies on petals, their silence does not care, the language you speak. Listen to the orchestra of birds, they sing with sincerity, care not if you follow God. See how the trees stand so tall, their mature branches care not, about your wallet's wealth.   Feel tiny raindrops kiss your face, their refreshing mercy cares not, for the vibrant colour of your skin.   Let's bathe in calm waves, for their ripples care not, if you are a boy or a girl.   Relax in the glory of the sun, it's warm rays care not, if you are blind, deaf or mute.   Drink from cool spring waters, for its juices care not, who's mouth hydrates from it.  .....

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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR), FMC

Coronaviruses are a large family, named due to the presence of crown-like spikes over its surface, identified first in chicks in the 1930s and the human coronaviruses in the 1960s. Human coronaviruses cause upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Until the outbreak of SARS, the coronaviruses were considered as minor pathogens and caused only upper respiratory infections. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infect the lower respiratory tract. A new coronavirus was identified in December 2019 as the cause of a disease outbreak called Novel Corona Virus Disease known to be originated in Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, Wuhan, China. Many people with pneumonia of unknown etiology were admitted to Wuhan hospital and on 29 th December 2019, the cases were reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Researchers found that patients had worked in the Huanan Wholesale Market, a.....

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Mini Narendran.

H   appiness depends upon your outlook on life. - Find the good in all situations A  ttitude is just as important as ability.-          Keep your attitude positive P   assion find yours this year! - Do what you love and you will never work P    ositive thoughts make everything easier.- Stay focused and stay positive Y    ou are unique, with special gifts, use them. - Never forget you have talent   N   ew beginnings with a new year. E   nthusiasm a true secret of success. W  ishes may they turn into goals.   Y   ears go by to quickly, enjoy them.       Wisdom from your elders, listen E  nergy may you have lots of it. - Take care of yourself A    bb ppreciation of life, don't take it for gra nted. - Live each day R    elax take the time to relax in this coming year.- Keep a balance in your life......

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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR), FMC

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is by a new strain of Coronavirus called Novel Coronavirus, also named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) identified in December 2019 and not caused any disease in human beings before. Common symptoms are cough, fever, loss of taste, loss of smell and, shortness of breath. On 30 th January 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and on March 11 th declared it as a pandemic. The virus spreads from person to person when in close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. As Dentists work very close to the mouth and throat of patients and some dental procedures generate small droplets called micro aerosols from patient’s mouth, it is very difficult to minimize the chance of getting infected by the novel coronavirus, despite using best practices and protective clothing to min.....

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Sajitha Jasmin

The most common symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID 19 are fever, headache, tiredness, cough, and shortness of breath. The causative organism is a new coronavirus known as novel coronavirus and human to human transmission is mainly via respiratory droplets, saliva, and indirect transmission through touching contaminated surfaces. As the disease is highly transmissible and routine dental procedures usually generate aerosols; need alterations in dental treatments to maintain a healthy environment to prevent cross-infection. As there is no effective treatment or vaccination as of date, the only modality to control infection is prevention. How can we prevent COVID 19? 1. Introduction 2. Preventive measures 3. Masks 4. Top tips to prevent COVID 19 5. Summary 1.Introduction The best method to prevent the transmission of COVID 19 is to avoid being in contact with people who are show.....

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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR)

The novel coronavirus is the cause of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) pandemic and made severe harm across the globe with more than 37 million people are infected worldwide, affected around 230 countries, and exceeding one million deaths till today. The outbreak of COVID-19 by a new strain  Coronavirus called Novel Coronavirus, also named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) identified in December 2019 and not caused any disease in human beings before. Common symptoms are fever, cough, loss of taste, loss of smell and, shortness of breath. On 30 th January 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and on March 11 th declared it as a pandemic. The virus spreads when in close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. As the infection is airborne, Dentists are at high risk since they are working in close proximity with.....

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Translated by  A K Abdul Majeed

Hollow V M Aravindhakshan   Struggled hard to climb Up the fox hill  Just to see the fox  In flesh and blood. Heard that it was  The head-quarters of Foxes once.  Till I reached the top I thought that   No trace of musky odor Of the fox would be there Even for medicament. The ocean of foxes Made me wonder stuck. Never did I glance  So cunningly. Hardly ever jumbed for grapes. Why! Never traveled In a fox wagon. However how quickly They Made me one of them!  Began to howl thereafter. Came to know the  Sheer absurdity of the  Man made fox tales.  It was since I became One among them. Then never did I Climb down the hill.  .....

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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR)

Epidemics such as H1N1, H5N1, avian influenza, Ebola, SARS, Zika, and Nipah have affected the world in the past. The emergence of novel human pathogens is common in human history. A novel human coronavirus initially named the Wuhan coronavirus (CoV), currently known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus two (SARS- CoV-2) is responsible for the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. On 30 th January 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern because of its rapid spread across the world. There have been more than 42 million people are infected and more than one million death as of date. As COVID 19 is an infectious disease, for a better understanding of its nature, mode of infection, spread, signs and symptoms, preventive measures, and treatment, we need to know about the common terms/ terminologies related to infectious diseases. KEY TERMS RELATED TO INFECTIO.....

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Dr. Sajitha Jasmin S L, MDS(OMR)

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan city, China has been announced as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO), because the disease spreads all over the world. As the infection is airborne, it can easily be transmitted to others during close contact mainly through respiratory droplets formed by coughing sneezing, and talking. Bronchoalveolar lavage samples were collected from patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology and the causative agent identified throughReal-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assays as a Beta coronavirus and named it a Novel Coronavirus. Due to the higher transmissibility, increased infectivity and lack of effective treatment and vaccine, the fatalities are increasing day by day globally. As the Dentists are medical professionals who are working close to the patients, they are at the bilateral risk of getting and transmitting infections thereby several dental care facilities in the affected countries have been.....

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