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Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda after 'rare' strain is found.

Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda after 'rare' strain is found.
Uganda has declared an Ebola outbreak after the "rare" Sudan strain was confirmed in a 24-year-old man, health authorities say. The case was detected in the Mubende district and comes after six suspicious deaths in the same area. The World Health Organisation (WHO)…
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Covid-19 pandemic is over in US – President Biden.

Covid-19 pandemic is over in US – President Biden.
President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over in the US, even as the number of Americans who have died from Covid continues to rise. Mr Biden said that while "we still have a problem", the situation is rapidly improving. Statistics show that over 400 Americans …
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International PCOS Awareness Month: 01 - 30 September.

International PCOS Awareness Month: 01 - 30 September.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular di…
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China approves inhaled Covid vaccin.

China approves inhaled Covid vaccin.
China has become the first country to approve an inhaled Covid vaccine. Made by CanSino, it has similar ingredients to its injected vaccine, using a harmless adenovirus as a carrier for the genetic code that teaches the body how to fight Covid. Inhaled as a fine mist, Convide…
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HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom, judge rules.

HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom, judge rules.
US healthcare plans that cover the main HIV prevention drug free of charge are in violation of the right to religious freedom, a judge has ruled. Employers are required to cover certain preventive services and medications in their insurance plans under US law. But a group of …
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WHO pledges USD 4 million worth medical supplies to Sri Lanka.

WHO pledges USD 4 million worth medical supplies to Sri Lanka.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pledged essential medical supplies worth USD 4 million to Sri Lanka, the President’s Media Division (PMD) says. The UN health agency’s chief said he has tasked the WHO Health Emergencies P…
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WHO confirms first case of human to dog monkeypox transmission.

WHO confirms first case of human to dog monkeypox transmission.
The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) confirmed Wednesday a dog has been infected with monkeypox through human contact. Commenting on the first human-to-dog transmission of the virus, Dr Rosamund Lewis, technical lead on the monkeypox response team at the W.H.O., said the c…
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U.K. Approves Covid Booster Vaccine.

U.K. Approves Covid Booster Vaccine.
British health authorities stated that the UK has become the first nation to approve a bivalent Moderna Covid booster vaccination. Covid booster vaccination targets both the original strain of COVID-19 and the more recent Omicron version. The Moderna Covid booster vaccinati…
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said recently. North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections of the virus it has found,…
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The U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency.

The U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency.
On August 4, the U.S. federal government declared monkeypox—with more than 6,600 cases in the country—a public health emergency. Monkeypox is now the second simultaneous public health emergency in the U.S.; the other is COVID-19. The emergency status allows the Secretary of …
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WHO chief declares expanding monkeypox outbreak a global emergency.

WHO chief declares expanding monkeypox outbreak a global emergency.
The chief of the World Health Organization says the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration on Saturday 23 July 2022 that could spur further investment in treati…
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New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected

New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected
New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in countries like India. A new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in countries like India and the World Health Organisation is following this, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebr…
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Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization.

 Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization.
The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency. First elected in 2017, his re-election by secret ballot, was confirmed…
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The symptoms of monkeypox and how to treat them.

The symptoms of monkeypox and how to treat them.
Cases of monkeypox continue to rise as a recent outbreak reaches countries in North America and Europe, where the disease is not commonly found. As of Wednesday 01 2022, 189 infections were confirmed and 94 are suspected in 19 non-endemic nations, according to Global Health. …
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Belgium imposes 3-week quarantine on monkeypox patients.

Belgium imposes 3-week quarantine on monkeypox patients.
Belgium on Monday 25 May required people diagnosed with monkeypox to observe a three-week quarantine, health authorities announced. People showing symptoms of monkeypox must immediately go to a hospital's emergency room, according to the guidelines of the Risk Assessment…
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United Arab Emirates reports first known Monkeypox Case.

United Arab Emirates reports first known Monkeypox Case.
The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf country to announce a case of monkeypox on Tuesday 24 May, 2022, insisting it was "fully prepared" to handle any outbreak. The UAE is believed to be just the second Middle Eastern country after Israel to detect monkeyp…
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North Korea's 'First Ever' Covid cases prompt strict national lockdown.

North Korea's 'First Ever' Covid cases prompt strict national lockdown.
North Korea has ordered a strict national lockdown after confirming its first official Covid infections. State media have reported an Omicron outbreak in the capital, Pyongyang, but did not state the number of cases. North Korea has rejected any kind of vaccine programme, eve…
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First Case Of Coronavirus Variant XE Reported From Mumbai.

First Case Of Coronavirus Variant XE Reported From Mumbai.
India's first case of Coronavirus variant XE was reported in Mumbai on 06 April 2022, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said in a media release. One case of the Kappa variant has also been detected. The patients with the new variants of the virus don't have…
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Man who got first pig heart transplant dies after two months.

Man who got first pig heart transplant dies after two months.
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday 09 March 2022. David Bennett, 57, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Cente…
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Canada Approves World’s First Plant-Based COVID-19 Vaccine.

Canada Approves World’s First Plant-Based COVID-19 Vaccine.
Canada became the first country in the world that has authorized the use of a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine. The two-dose vaccine of Medicago Inc. (a biopharma company owned by Mitsubishi Chemical and Philip Morris), can be given to adults who are aged between 18 to 64, but …
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