Pakistan hospital overrun by spread of waterborne diseases

Hospital in Sehwan, South Pakistan, is overloaded Patients are pouring in from flooded areas Thousands Suffer From Waterborne Diseases WHO warns of ‘second disaster’ after catastrophic floods SEHWAN, Pakistan, Oct. 3 (Reuters) – The emergency room at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overloaded. On a recent visit, … Read more

Top scientists join forces to study leading theory behind COVID-19 long

A patient suffering from Lung COVID is examined at the post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) clinic of Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 21, 2022. Photo taken Feb. 21, 2022. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Sept. 8 (Reuters) – Top scientists from leading academic centers are teaming up … Read more

Wendy’s Clients Get Sick, CDC Investigates E.coli Outbreak in Four States

A general view of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating an outbreak of E.coli bacteria in four states … Read more

Explainer: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

LONDON, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children a year, is spreading for the first time in decades in London, New York and Jerusalem, prompting catch-up vaccination campaigns. read more REQUESTED DISEASE Polio terrified parents around the world in the first half of the 20th … Read more

Zimbabwe blames measles spawn on cult rallies after 80 children die

A child receives a measles vaccination during a campaign in Juba, South Sudan Feb 4, 2020. REUTERS/Samir Bol/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HARARE, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A measles outbreak has killed 80 children in Zimbabwe since April, the health ministry has said, blaming church cult gatherings for the … Read more

North Korea marks the end of the first COVID wave, but the risks remain

People watch a TV broadcasting a news story about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – North Korea said Friday all of its fever patients have recovered, … Read more

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage water in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease, state health officials said Monday, urging residents to be sure to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from … Read more

North Korea reports no new fever cases for first time since COVID outbreak

SEOUL, July 30 (Reuters) – North Korea reported no new fever cases on Saturday for the first time since recognizing a COVID-19 outbreak in the isolated country in mid-May, state media reported. North Korea said earlier this month it was on track to “finally defuse” its first publicly declared coronavirus crisis, even as Asian neighbors … Read more

If you’re at high risk, don’t wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of serious illness who have yet to receive a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five told vaccine experts to Reuters. The BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is on the rise in many countries, including the United … Read more

China Approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV Drug for COVID Patients

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – China on Monday granted conditional approval to domestic company Genuine Biotech’s Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is critical to laying the groundwork for China’s potential arising from its “dynamic COVID-zero” … Read more