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Laxity in COVID-19 preventive measures may further spread virus in South Sudan

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Health officials in South Sudan on Monday warned that non-adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures could derail efforts to fight the virus and fuel the...
From left to right: Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Admiral Brett Giroir depart after a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington D.C., U.S. on Monday, April 6, 2020. The United States has now reached 10,000 deaths caused by the novel Coronavirus, as officials debate the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, to also treat the Coronavirus. Credit: Stefani Reynolds / CNP/AdMedia//Z-ADMEDIA

As U.S. states reopen, top health officials call for more caution, testing

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Top U.S. health officials on Tuesday called for more caution and testing as many states are reopening or planning to reopen. Anthony...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Covid-19 Is A Real Killer – Ghanaians Warned

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Senior health officials at the Korle Bu Teaching and Accra Regional (Ridge) Hospitals have warned Ghanaians to practice hygienic habits as the Coronavirus aka...

Number of COVID-19 cases in Liberia rises to 59

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Liberia has risen to 59, according to health officials on Monday. The National Public Health Institute...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turkish president says 53,000 under surveillance over suspicion of COVID-19

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that health officials have been following up 53,000 people at their homes across the country over...

Unusual bacterial infection has killed 18 people so far in Wisconsin

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Local health officials said they were testing water, skin-care products, and over-the-counter medications to identify the source of the Elizabethkingia bacteria. ...
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Kenya plans to set up five cancer centers

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A joint statement released in Nairobi after a meeting between the ministry of health and parliamentary committee on health said the centers will...
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Nigeria’s Lagos State targets 4 million children in measles immunization exercise

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Jide Idris, commissioner for health in the Nigerian state, while flagging off the program, said objective of the immunization exercise was to reduce childhood...
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Dansoman Polyclinic Now A Public Health Hazard

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Officials at the Dansoman Polyclinic are calling for immediate relocation of the facility due to overcrowding and unhygienic conditions at its current location, which...
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Improving mental health care in Ghana

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The International Institute of ICT Journalism (Penplusbytes), with support from STAR-Ghana, is holding a day?s forum to explore ways in sustaining efforts at improving...