Pneumococcal Meningitis
Pneumococcal Meningitis

LOME — Togo on Thursday launched a massive immunization campaign against meningitis epidemic as the death toll increased from 16 to 29 in about ten days.

Pneumococcal Meningitis
Pneumococcal Meningitis
“To date, we have recorded 29 deaths out of 417 cases,” said Togolese Minister of Communication Guy Lorenzo in a televised speech.(Togo-Meninitis Epidemic)
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ACCRA — The death toll in Wednesday night’s gory road crash rose to 63 by late Thursday, a medical officer at the Kintampo Government Hospital told local media.

According to him, more passengers, including pregnant women and children brought to the hospital had died.(Ghana-Crash)
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LONDON — The Leicester Royal Infirmary has closed three wards after 14 cancer patients were diagnosed with swine flu, according to a report by BBC on Thursday.

The patients, who are suffering with the H1N1 strain of influenza, have been isolated to avoid an outbreak, BBC quoted the hospital as saying.(Britain-Swine Flu)
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KHARTOUM — The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector on Thursday claimed killing 16 government soldiers in Blue Nile State, but the Sudanese army denied the claim.

“The fighters of the movement ambushed Wednesday a Sudanese army unit at al-Yarmouk area, some seven km south of Bot town in Blue Nile State,” Sudan Tribune Thursday quoted Arno Taloudy, spokesman of SPLM/northern sector, as saying in a statement.(Sudan-Rebel-Clash)
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RAMALLAH — Two Palestinian teenagers were critically wounded on Thursday after they stabbed two Israelis; one of them was killed at an Israeli settlement east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian medics said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that two 14-year-old Palestinian teenagers called Ayham Sbeih and Omer Rimawi were critically wounded by Israeli security guards of the settlement near Ramallah.(Stabbing-Attack-West Bank) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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