Tag Archives: Communicable Diseases

Michigan fights outbreak of deadly disease that isn’t coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A man walks behind a model of an Anopheles mosquito in the new Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, in London September 8, 2009. The new space opens to public on September 15. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo (Reuters) – After months of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, …

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Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

By Kate Lamb, Stanley Widianto (Reuters) – When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane. Ari Harifin, 23, stands at his family’s house amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sukabumi, West Java Province, Indonesia, September …

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Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

By Kate Lamb, Stanley Widianto (Reuters) – When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane. Ari Harifin, 23, stands at his family’s house amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sukabumi, West Java Province, Indonesia, September …

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Thailand tests nearly 600 people exposed to mystery coronavirus case

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand said on Wednesday it had tested nearly 600 people potentially exposed to the country’s first domestic coronavirus case in over three months, but has so far found no new infections. FILE PHOTO: Medical staffs wearing personnel protective equipment (PPE) are seen before working at the COVID-19 …

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U.S. CDC reports coronavirus deaths increase by 1,006 to 182,149

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker uses a swab to test a man at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-in testing location in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo (Reuters) – The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose by 1,006 to 182,149 people, the U.S. Centers …

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FDA commissioner says willing to fast-track COVID-19 vaccine: FT

FILE PHOTO: Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen M. Hahn speaks during a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developments, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. …

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Mutated coronavirus strain found in Indonesia as cases jump

FILE PHOTO: Government workers wearing protective suits carry a mock-up of a coffin of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim as others carry signs displaying information about the number of COVID-19 cases on a main road to warn people about the dangers of the disease as the outbreak continues in Jakarta, …

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India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Sunday reported the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections of any nation in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the epicentre shifts to the south Asian giant. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask disinfects seats of an air-conditioned passenger bus after Gujarat state …

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Australia, New Zealand tread cautiously as coronavirus lingers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases in Australia’s state of Victoria returned to the triple digits on Sunday, while neighbouring New Zealand said it would ease curbs slightly in its largest city, hit by a resurgence of infections. FILE PHOTO: A cyclist adjusts his protective face mask in Melbourne after …

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Victoria, Australia sees new COVID-19 cases back in triple digits

FILE PHOTO: A cyclist adjusts his protective face mask in Melbourne after it became the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing in public as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Victoria, Australia posted 114 new …

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