First detected in 1967 in the German city of the same name, MVD has a fatality rate of up to 88 percent.
Latest report is based on analysis of samples collected from surfaces at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan after the first human cases of COVID-19 were found in late 2019 in China.
UN agency says that of the total number of children of Africa facing hunger, nearly two million across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia require urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
The rise in fatalities comes as Gambia's government probes the death of 70 children from acute kidney injury linked to paracetamol syrups, which contained excessive levels of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol.
India's vast hinterland is now punctuated by mass graves of cows and buffalos. In some places, the carcasses rot in the open and the pained cries of sick animals are resound in villages.
The United Nations has warned of a "second disaster" in Pakistan from diseases such as dengue, malaria, cholera and diarrhoea, as well as from malnutrition.
A mysterious and severe form of hepatitis has been found in 200 children, predominantly on the European continent.
The WHO declared that the strain was linked to one that has been spreading in Pakistan, where it is still endemic.
For the diminished Native American population, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning while most Americans celebrate it as a day of joy.
Covid-19 has infected more than 163 million people and claimed at least 3.3 million lives. Here are all virus-related developments for May 17:
As authorities struggle to contain the novel coronavirus, experts warn that over-stretched health infrastructure is ignoring prolific killers like tuberculosis.
Amazon did not specify the number of workers who contracted the disease at its sorting center but that all will be paid for the shifts that they miss.
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