Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK: More links between common virus, hepatitis in children

British health officials investigating the cause of a spike in acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children said there is increasing evidence that it is linked to a common virus.

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WHO monitors hepatitis of unknown origin in UK children

The World Health Organization said Friday it was monitoring cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in dozens of children in Britain, some of whom required a liver transplant.

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Fauci urges vaccines as US on 'high alert' for COVID variant

Senior government scientist Anthony Fauci said Monday the United States was on "high alert" for the new COVID-19 variant and urged people to get vaccinated after Canada confirmed its first cases of the new strain.

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Netherlands, Australia find omicron variant as curbs spread

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa.

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South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence.

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Global COVID cases surge nine percent in a week

The COVID-19 pandemic took a turn for the worse this week, fuelled by fast deteriorating situations in western Europe and the United States.

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