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LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – World Health Organization (WHO) experts meet on Thursday to evaluate whether monkeypox constitutes an international emergency, its highest form of alert. read more Only six such emergencies have previously been declared: COVID-19 (2020), the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (2019), Zika virus (2016), polio (2014), West Africa’s Ebola …

The upswing of covid-19 cases in Arkansas continued Saturday with 708 new recorded cases of the virus, 98 more than the previous Saturday’s increase, according to data from the Arkansas Department of Health. The state added 4,963 new cases and 1,926 active, or currently infectious, cases in the past week. Active cases jumped 358 to …

Union members say taking away the remote work option is no solution. “I don’t see why it couldn’t continue to work,” said Paul Foster, a Health Services accountant and Local 1021 officer. “We were able to close the fiscal year-end in July 2021. Granted, this last year was rough. But we were able to it.” …

More than 1,800 adults and children in metro Denver need to be revaccinated for COVID-19.   The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control determined that the Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity improperly stored and mishandled vaccines at 63 off-site clinics. Those …

A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) – Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International …

People pass by a poster encouraging elderly people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near a residential compound in Beijing, China March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 27 (Reuters) – China’s capital is offering elderly residents state-backed insurance for “medical accidents” linked …

Placeholder while article actions load As coronavirus cases seem to be surging locally and nationally with much less surveillance than in earlier covid waves, D.C.’s legislators are arguing with local public health officials about how much case data the city should disclose to the public. In a council meeting Friday, Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) expressed …

Some New Orleans fire fighters are offering free masks to the public as COVID-19 cases increase in the city.(Source: WVUE) NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – As COVID cases rapidly increase again the city of New Orleans urges people to take advantage of anti-viral treatments and free masks. At Fire Station 1 on Magazine Street there are …

Bay Area health leaders are urging people to take precautions in the midst of the latest COVID-19 surge. Two months ago, San Francisco was seeing an average of 79 reported new cases each day. Now, the average is 400. The positive news is that the surge may have just about run its course. “I suspect …

Nurse educator Katie Demelis and nurse manager Nydia White wrap the the body of a patient who died of COVID-19 at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., on April 15, 2020. Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Nurse educator Katie Demelis and nurse manager Nydia …