Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the Health MECs of all provinces have been preparing for the second wave of the coronavirus. He announced on Wednesday that the country is officially in the second wave of the virus. South Africa has recorded over 6000 new cases in a 24-hour-period, the first[…]
Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have issued a warning after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague – one of the deadliest diseases in history. The health committee of the city of Bayan Nur issued the third-level alert on Sunday, the second[…]
China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise, sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday. Health authorities around the world stepped up screening and the World[…]
A vaccine against the Ebola virus about to be tested on 30,000 people in West Africa is safe, but has yet to prove its efficacy. It sailed through clinical trials in Britain, the United States, Switzerland and Mali with around 200 healthy volunteers. Findings published in New England Journal of[…]
Mali is scrambling to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst ever epidemic of the virus passed 5,000. The two deaths in Mali have dashed optimism that the country was free of the highly-infectious pathogen[…]
The ebola epidemic in Liberia is set to get worse and many cases of the deadly disease are not included in the official tally, the head of the US’s top public health body said Wednesday. “The cases are increasing. I wish I did not have to say this, but it[…]
Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]
The World Health Organization warned west Africa’s Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing “catastrophic” loss of life and severe economic disruption. WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional[…]
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