Tag: Preventive

Tapeworm: A threat to human health and its preventive measures

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article image What is worm? "Any of numerous long, slender, soft-bodied, legless, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates is known as worm". There are different kinds of worms like (flat worms, roundworms, tapeworms). Among these, tapeworms are of great medical importance because tapeworms are the worms which transfer most from livestock to humans so having great zoonotic importance. Tapeworms are given such a name because of their tape like structure. Their body is divided into different…Read More

The causes of food insecurity and preventive measures

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article image IN 1983, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) defines food security in a way that," Food security is assurance that at all times all people have both economic and physical access to basic food which they need". In 1986, the World Bank redefined food security like this, "At all times, all people have access to enough food for their healthy and active life". Thus food insecurity exists when all people don’t have economic and physical…Read More

Preventive step can end mango disease

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An endophyte is an endosymbiont, often a bacterium or fungus, that lives within a plant for at least part of its life without causing apparent disease. Endophytes are ubiquitous and have been found in all the species of plants studied to date.The endophytic fungus causing this serious mango post-harvest disease "Stem End Rot" (SER) that has become very well established in our older orchards located in Sindh province.The disease has picked up the pace now and has…Read More