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Dengue will ‘take off’ in southern Europe, US, Africa this…

Posted by October 6, 2023

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Dengue fever will become a major threat in the southern United States, southern Europe and new parts of Africa this decade, the WHO's

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Highly mutated COVID variant found in new countries but pandemic…

Posted by August 24, 2023

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A highly mutated COVID variant called BA.2.86 has now been detected in Switzerland and South Africa in addition to Israel, De

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Eris, BA.2.86: Do I need to worry about COVID again?

Posted by August 19, 2023

[1/3]A nurse fills up syringes with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and are eligible t

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China opens up to more destinations for outbound group tourism

Posted by August 10, 2023

Travellers walk past an installation in the shape of five stars, at Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing, China April 24, 2023. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/

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Animal health body backs bird flu vaccination to avoid pandemic

Posted by May 21, 2023

Bird flu has killed hundreds of million of birds, mammalsWOAH chief says vaccinating birds could help control virusCountries have shown reluctance to adopt bird

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China to fully reopen borders to foreigners but near-term hurdles…

Posted by March 13, 2023

China to resume issuance of all types of visas from WednesdayAreas in China that required no visas prior to pandemic will revert to visa-free entryForeigners wi

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China defends its retaliation against South Korea, Japan COVID curbs

Posted by January 11, 2023

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Chinese state media defended on Wednesday the retaliatory measures against South Korea and Japan over their COVID-19 travel curbs as

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China defends its COVID response after WHO, Biden concerns

Posted by January 5, 2023

China says outbreak is controllableWHO says China under-reporting hospital admissions, deathsOfficial data at odds with packed hospitals, crematoriumsAsian shar

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COVID pandemic led to surge in superbug infections, EU agency…

Posted by November 17, 2022

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Infections from some antibiotic-resistant pathogens known as superbugs have more than doubled in health care facilities in Europe, an

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Europe likely entering another COVID wave, says WHO and ECDC

Posted by October 12, 2022

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Another wave of COVID-19 infections may have begun in Europe as cases begin to tick up across the region, the World Health Organization and E

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