Delta begins mass vaccination against Yellow Fever outbreak
Delta Government, Thursday, flagged off the year 2020 preventive yellow fever mass vaccination campaign in the state, with the governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, calling on the people of the state to avail themselves for the vaccination exercise and as well, clean their environment. According to the governor, vaccination and clean environment are factors necessary in checking the outbreak of yellow fever. Speaking during the flag-off exercise held at the Events Centre, Asaba, Okowa said that the objective of the vaccination was to increase population immunity (herd immunity) to yellow fever thereby redu...
Latest on the COVID-19 outbreak
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-12-04 08:30 We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here Dec 4 Outside China \- US COVID-19 cases surpass 14 mln - Johns Hopkins University (Read more) \- COVID-19 vaccine shipments for NYC as early as Dec 15: mayor (Read more) \- Italy sets tough restrictions for Christmas, New Year holidays (Read more) China \- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted Dec 3 Outside China \- COVID-19 hospitalizations in US exceed 100,000, hit new record \- US reports over 2,700 COVID-19 daily deat...
Bleak Covid winter: America's outbreak enters worst phase
Washington (AFP) - The first vaccines are only weeks away but the winter is looking bleak for the United States, where the coronavirus outbreak is worse than ever and 150,000 more people could perish by February. The death rate is back to where it was in springtime, far exceeding 2,000 a day and bringing the total to more than 273,000, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Despite medical advances that have allowed doctors to treat the disease better and meant more patients can stay at home, there are far more people in hospital than during earlier peaks. The figure is...
‘No COVID-19 outbreak in House’
‘No COVID-19 outbreak in House’ Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – December 4, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — There is no outbreak of COVID-19 at the House of Representatives even if 98 people have tested positive for the disease during mass testing of over 2,000 lawmakers and personnel, an official said yesterday. House Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said there is no COVID-19 transmission in the Batasan Pambansa premises where strict safety and health protocols are being implemented. “We conducted the mass testing to identify and isolate those with COVID-19. But we have found tha...
COVID-19 outbreak infects more than half of inmates at Pa. prison for elderly and infirm
PHILADELPHIA — The State Correctional Institution Laurel Highlands, housed in a former state psychiatric hospital, is part prison, part long-term-care facility for many of the oldest and sickest men in Pennsylvania’s prisons. Now, it’s the epicenter of a COVID-19 outbreak tearing across the state prison system.In the last month, 444 prisoners at Laurel Highlands — more than half its population — have tested positive. That’s in addition to 49 confirmed cases among staff. Eight men incarcerated there have died of COVID-19 just since mid-November.A spokesperson for the state Department of Correct...
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Addressing The Scourge Of African Swine Fever Through Biosecurity
FOLLOWING the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), there has been growing concern by stakeholders to come up with farming methods to curb the spread of this fever in pig farms. Findings revealed consuming animals which suffered and died from diseases could be dangerous to health, also, the carcasses of pigs with the fever need to be buried or burnt in order to prevent further spread of the virus from its body fluids. According to reports from the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services (FDVPCS), about 70,000 pigs died in three months after the outbreak of the ASF in Februa...
Imported cold chain logistics face tighter inspections in China following fresh COVID-19 outbreak linked to frozen food contamination
Photo: Li Hao/GTSince June, at least 16 provincial-level regions in China have detected coronavirus on imported cold chain food or their packaging, prompting many cities across the country to implement strict quarantine measures on imported cold chain food to prevent a renewed COVID-19 outbreak.In the Binhai New Area, a sub-provincial district that combines port, industrial and free trade zones in North China's Tianjin Municipality, the latest place hit by the virus, frozen imports via cold chain and their containers have been subject to stricter inspections, disinfection and procedures to gua...
Egypt confirms 358 new coronavirus cases, total now 115,541
Egypt’s Health Ministry on Monday confirmed 358 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number up to 115,541, Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed announced.The ministry announced 15 deaths on Monday, bringing the country’s total COVID-19-related deaths to 6,636 nationwide.And 106 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s fully-recovered cases up to 102,596.Egypt’s government imposed in March strict precautionary measures to limit the outbreak of coronavirus, which included setting curfews, banning large gatherings, and closing restaurants, th...
COVID-19 outbreak at Chicago homeless shelter points to coronavirus surge dangers, advocates say
CHICAGO — A homeless shelter on Chicago’s West Side is grappling with an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, prompting concerns from advocates and organizations as the coronavirus surges nationwide.The Franciscan Outreach shelter, 2715 W. Harrison St. in Lawndale, had 55 of its 140 guests test positive for the virus last week, according to Richard Ducatenzeiler, executive director of Franciscan Outreach.A majority of those who tested positive are asymptomatic, and about 20 of the most vulnerable people were transferred to an isolation wing set up by A Safe Haven, Ducatenzeiler said. The rest were isol...
Local outbreak resurfaces in several Chinese cities as winter comes