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Jan 11, 2021

Jan 11, 2021
ICU ventilator tubing

Record deaths as global COVID-19 pace intensifies

As the world sees its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, China announces dates for a mission to arrive to probe origins of the virus.

Dec 30, 2020

Dec 30, 2020
British vaccine

UK becomes first country to green-light AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

UK vaccine advisors also recommend 12 week intervals between doses of both vaccines to protect more people with initial doses.

Dec 28, 2020

Dec 28, 2020
travel ban

Multiple countries report UK SARS-CoV-2 variant cases

As cases soar in both the UK and South Africa, scientists are scrambling to detail variant virus characteristics.

May 05, 2020

May 05, 2020
Kenya market place

As exponential COVID-19 spread hits parts of Africa, WHO issues advisory on traditional medicines

Cases rose 41% in Africa last week, and transmission is widespread in 7 countries. Lesotho is the only nation that hasn't reported a case.

Apr 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020
COVID-19 relief efforts in South Africa

WHO reconvenes COVID-19 panel; Africa's outbreaks intensify

Niger has recorded a 12.6% case-fatality rate, which approaches Italy's 13.1%.

Mar 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020
IV drips

Global COVID-19 total tops 200,000; WHO unveils massive treatment study

The WHO announces a large international clinical trial to test 5 treatments.

Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Mexico City

WHO raises global COVID-19 risk to highest level

As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.

Sep 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Royal Victoria Infirmary

UK confirms monkeypox in healthcare worker

Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Healthcare worker with gloves and mask

UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say

Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Monkeypox

UK reports its first case of monkeypox

The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.

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