There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
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Most of the cases over the past 3 weeks are from four health zones, and the majority of those are from the Biakato Mines area in Ituri province’s Mandima health zone. The rest are linked to known transmission chains in Binase, Katwa and Lwemba health areas. Lwemba is where a violent attack recently occurred that killed an Ebola response community health workers and severely injured his wife. The WHO warned that spread to earlier affected or still unaffected neighboring areas is possible and expected and should be closely monitored. It added that about half of the people infected in the last 21 days were diagnosed outside of the health zone where they were exposed, mostly people traveling to or from Mandima health zone.
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Before measles vaccines became widely administered in 1963, about three million to four million Americans a year contracted the disease, and about 400 to 500 died from it.
the findings indicate that human-adapted ESBL E coli are likely being transmitted through the human-to-human oral-fecal route, rather than through the food chain.
Source: UK study: Food not likely source of resistant E coli | CIDRAP
Activists say onslaught has intensified as illegal loggers and land-grabbers take the president’s verbal offensive against indigenous communities as a green light to act
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/02/war-for-survival-brazils-amazon-tribes-despair-as-land-raids-surge-under-bolsonaro
The World Health Organization has said it learned the East African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.
Source: Tanzania ′not sharing′ data on suspected Ebola cases: WHO | News | DW | 22.09.2019
The number of dengue virus infections in Brazil has gone up 600% in 2019. Our report from the state of Sergipe looks at why the fight against the illness and its carrier, the tiger mosquito, is so difficult.
Source: Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.09.2019
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As school starts around the country, some New York parents are choosing to pull their kids out rather than vaccinate them following the state’s decision to repeal religious exemptions.
Source: New York Parents Are Taking Their Kids Out of School to Avoid New Vaccination Requirements