Beyond risk of counterfeits and poorly made drugs — which at best do not work and at worst lead to toxic contaminations — UN report also warns of legitimate medications being used in unauthorised ways.
The World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control say another Covid-19 wave is on the horizon in Europe, as cases rise 8 percent in a week.
A full 86 percent of the global premature non-communicable diseases deaths happen in low- and lower middle-income countries, the study says.
When viruses jump the species barrier it often sparks concern that they could mutate dangerously, but WHO has stressed that so far there were no reports that was happening with monkeypox.
Genomic sequencing suggests that the newly confirmed case is linked to a strain that began circulating in Pakistan in 2019, similar to the case reported in Malawi this year, the WHO says.
The UK Health Security Agency has detected four new cases of monkeypox — three in London and one linked case in Newcastle, northeast England — after registering three cases earlier in May.
The WHO refers to the outbreak of severe liver inflammations as acute hepatitis of unknown origin among young children and says over 200 cases have been reported as of May 1.
Covid-19 has infected more than 366M people and killed over 5.6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 356M people and killed over 5.6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 283M people and killed over 5.4M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Violent protests have taken place on the island against Paris’ vaccine mandate and it isn’t hard to empathise with their distrust of authority.
Covid-19 has infected more than 260M people and killed over 5.2M. Here are the latest developments related to the pandemic for November 26, 2021:
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