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Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus


Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Saturday the eurozone member will test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections. “Testing will be free of charge,” …

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El Salvador govt places country under 30-day quarantine

El Salvador’s president announced the country would be placed under a 30-day quarantine on Saturday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The central American nation of 6.4 million people has three confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins global tally, but has not recorded any deaths so far. “From …

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Italy shuts stores across country to fight virus (Update)

Italians have watched ever tighter restrictions slowly eat away at the very fabric of everyday life Italy on Wednesday shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 827 in the the country in just over …

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Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease. The vaccine, approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), will be …

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Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine—lab name RTS,S—targets the deadliest and most common form of malaria parasite in Africa, where …

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Hepatitis A races across the country

Electron micrograph of the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Credit: CDC/Betty Partin Just before the Fourth of July, Trenton Burrell began feeling run-down and achy. Soon he could barely muster the energy to walk from one room to another. A friend shared an alarming observation: “You’re turning yellow.” Within days, the …

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