WHO Suspects Monkeypox Spreading Through Sexual Contact

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The World Health Organization (WHO) suspects that Monkeypox is mostly spreading through sexual contact, but that it isn’t a sexually transmitted disease. According to WHO officials, the virus is not a sexually transmitted infection and does not spread through sperm …

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Russia Mulls Withdrawing from WHO and WTO

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has submitted a list of international agreements for the possible denunciation to the Russian State Duma. According to Petr Tolstoy, vice-speaker of the Duma, quoted in a report by Kommersant newspaper, the World Trade …

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Dutch Doctor Group Vows to Send Abortion Pills to US

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A European doctor claimed she has seen an “enormous increase” in Americans seeking the medications to keep in their homes in case they become pregnant since the start of speculations that the US Supreme Court may overturn the legal protection …

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EU COVID-19 Deaths Top 2 million

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday that the COVID-19 deaths in the European region had exceeded two million. WHO released last week a report on excess mortality during the pandemic, which showed that despite the high number of recorded …

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15 Mysterious Acute Hepatitis Cases Detected in Indonesia

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Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Monday said the ministry detected 15 cases of acute hepatitis from an unknown origin.   According to Budi, Indonesia has detected its first three mysterious hepatitis cases in Jakarta four days after the …

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WHO Releases Report on Salmonella Kinder Egg Outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring a drug-resistant Salmonella epidemic connected to a Belgian chocolate manufacturer. According to a WHO press release, at least 151 people, predominantly young children, have become ill with diarrhea and vomiting after consuming Kinder …

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Ebola Case Confirmed in Northwestern Congo

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The National Institute of Biomedical Research confirmed a new case of Ebola in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, four months after the previous outbreak in the country ended. The National Institute of Biomedical Research said that a …

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WHO Endorses Pfizer COVID-19 Pill

Fourth EstatePaxlovid—a combination of nirmatrelvir, which inhibits coronavirus replication, and ritonavir, an HIV inhibitor

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Pfizer’s Paxlovid—a combination of nirmatrelvir, which inhibits coronavirus replication, and ritonavir, an HIV inhibitor that slows the liver’s breakdown of nirmatrelvir—for COVID-19 patients without severe disease who are at high risk of …

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WHO Criticizes Greater Focus in Ukraine Compared to Ethiopia

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General criticized the international community’s greater focus on the conflict in Ukraine and claimed that crises in other countries, including his own, Ethiopia, are not being given equal attention because the people impacted are not …

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WHO Warns of Omicron XE Variant

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The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about a new mutant Omicron ‘XE’ variant that may be more transmissible than any Covid strain previously observed. The new Omicron variant is a recombinant strain, a mutant hybrid of the two …

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