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COVID-19 still international health emergency: WHO

GENEVA— The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level.The announcement came amid the recent increase of weekly reported de…

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Africa starts new year with low number of COVID-19 cases

Brazzaville – For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Africa is emerging from the holiday season without a significant spike in COVID-19 cases.A total of 20,552 new cases were recorded in the first three weeks of January 2023, which represe…

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Africa starts new year with low number of COVID-19 cases

Brazzaville – For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Africa is emerging from the holiday season without a significant spike in COVID-19 cases.A total of 20,552 new cases were recorded in the first three weeks of January 2023, which represe…

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Disease Outbreak News: Yellow fever – African Region (AFRO) (3 January 2023)

Outbreak at a glanceThis is an update on the yellow fever situation in the WHO African Region since the last disease outbreak news was published on 2 September 2022.From 1 January 2021 to 7 December 2022, a total of 203 confirmed and 252 probable cases…

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Covid-19: True death toll still elusive, three years in – University of Geneva

PARIS— The true global death toll of Covid-19 remains difficult to nail down three years after the first case was detected, though experts agree there have been far more fatalities than officially reported.The difference between the official and real f…

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WHO eyes end to Covid, Mpox emergency in 2023

GENEVA— The World Health Organization said it hoped that Covid-19 would no longer be a public health emergency in 2023, as it urged China to share information that could pinpoint how the pandemic started.As the third anniversary of the original outbrea…

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Malaria cases, deaths remain stable in 2021: WHO

GENEVA— The global number of malaria cases and deaths generally remained stable in 2021, thanks to redoubled efforts by affected countries, the World Health Organization…

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WHO: COVID-19 Sets Back Global Malaria Efforts, Especially in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has set global malaria control efforts back, especially in Africa, the World Health Organization says. However, this year’s World Malaria Report says…

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Malaria cases, deaths remain stable in 2021: WHO

GENEVA— The global number of malaria cases and deaths generally remained stable in 2021, thanks to redoubled efforts by affected countries, the World Health Organization…

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Death Toll From Rebels’ Massacre Close to 300, Says DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo says the civilian death toll from what it calls a massacre by rebels with the March 23 movement, known as…

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