Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China lifts weeks-long lockdown on southwest megacity Chengdu

Millions of people in the Chinese megacity of Chengdu emerged Monday from a COVID-19 lockdown that had closed schools, disrupted businesses and forced residents to stay home for over two weeks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China imposes COVID-19 lockdowns for millions around Beijing

Millions of people in areas surrounding China's capital were ordered into lockdown Tuesday, with authorities doubling down on efforts to contain COVID-19 ahead of a key ruling Communist Party meeting this year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outbreaks from animals in Africa surge by 60% in last decade

The number of outbreaks of diseases that jumped from animals to humans in Africa has surged by more than 60% in the last decade, the World Health Organization said, a worrying sign the planet could face increased animal-borne ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shanghai won't lock down despite COVID spike: official

Shanghai on Saturday recorded a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, but a member of the city's pandemic task force said officials were determined to avoid a full lockdown over the damage it would do to the economy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia drops vaccination target amid record deaths

The Kremlin on Tuesday conceded that Russia would not reach its 60 percent vaccination target by the end of summer as the country registered its highest daily death toll.

Medical research

The paths through which COVID-19 spread across Brazil

A multidisciplinary analysis by a group of Brazilian scientists, published online in the journal Scientific Reports on June 21, 2021, found that three major factors account for the geographic spread of SARS-COV-2 across Brazil, ...

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