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WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases

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WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Africa has escaped the “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases seen elsewhere probably due to low population density and a hot and humid climate, the UN health agency said. Africa recorded …

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    New malaria transmission patterns emerge in Africa

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    New malaria transmission patterns emerge in Africa New malaria transmission patterns emerge in Africa Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international study reveals how future climate change could affect malaria transmission in Africa over the next century. Malaria is a climate sensitive disease; it thrives where it is warm and wet …

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      Africa could be past the peak of virus pandemic: WHO

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      Africa could be past the peak of virus pandemic: WHO Africa could be past the peak of virus pandemic: WHO Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Africa’s coronavirus outbreak may have passed its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) continental chief said Tuesday, warning against complacency to avoid a second wave. WHO …

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        South Africa rolls out second coronavirus vaccine trial

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        South Africa rolls out second coronavirus vaccine trial South Africa rolls out second coronavirus vaccine trial 3D print of a spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19–in front of a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. The spike protein (foreground) enables the virus to enter and infect …

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          South Africa coronavirus deaths top 10,000: government

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          South Africa coronavirus deaths top 10,000: government South Africa coronavirus deaths top 10,000: government Credit: CC0 Public Domain More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said Saturday. The continent’s most industrialised economy has registered …

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