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Lassa virus endemic area may expand dramatically in coming decades

In the study, which appeared on September 27 in Nature Communications, scientists analyzed decades of environmental data associated with Lassa virus outbreaks, revealing temperature, rainfall and the presence of pastureland ...


US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases

The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years as pandemic-era reckless driving appeared to ease. But the government says the number of deaths remains at ...

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India reports first case of monkeypox

India has reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox after a 35-year-old man with a history of travel to the Middle East showed symptoms, officials said.

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Iraq's Congo fever death toll rises to 27: ministry

Iraq's death toll from tick-borne Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever has increased to 27 this year, according to the latest figures released Saturday by authorities struggling to contain an outbreak.

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Urging caution but not panic on monkeypox

Endemic to Central and West Africa, monkeypox has been making headlines in Europe and the United States. An initially small outbreak of the poxvirus—a relative of the much deadlier smallpox—has been rippling through countries ...

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Monkeypox kills 9 in Congo; first death in Nigeria in 2022

Nine people have died of monkeypox in Congo in 2022 while Nigeria has recorded its first death from the disease this year, the countries' health authorities said, even as at least 20 countries continue to grapple with sudden ...

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N. Korea moves to soften curbs amid doubts over COVID counts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials discussed revising stringent anti-epidemic restrictions during a meeting Sunday, state media reported, as they maintained a widely disputed claim that the country's ...

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Iraq Congo fever deaths rise to 12

Iraq has recorded at least 12 deaths from Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever since the start of the year, health authorities said Tuesday amid efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

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