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Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after one person-day

The WHO Africa office said in a statement that the case was confirmed after testing a sample from a 24-year-old man in Mubende district. Ugandan health authorities have investigated six suspicious deaths in the district this month. The country The Ministry of Health said the 24-year-old patient died after showing symptoms. “There are currently eight

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Ghana declares end of Marburg virus outbreak

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Ghana has declared an end to an outbreak of Marburg virus, a similar highly contagious disease to Ebolawhich was confirmed in July, the president’s office announced Monday. Marburg of Ghana the epidemic was the second in West Africa. The very first case of the virus was detected

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Court declares New Zealand Covid border rules illegal

The New Zealand government acted unlawfully in operating its Covid-19 border controls, a court ruled on Wednesday, saying the system deprived citizens of their right to return home. In a 140-page written decision, Judge Jillian Mallon said the managed isolation and quarantine process failed to adequately consider and prioritize personal circumstances. Justice Mallon found the

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New York declares polio emergency to boost low vaccination rates

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a polio state of emergency on Friday to boost vaccination rates in the state amid new evidence the virus is spreading in communities. Poliovirus has now been detected in sewage samples from four counties in the New York metropolitan area as well as the city itself. Counties include Rockland,

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Rescue and relief efforts underway as Pakistan declares flood emergency

Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across much of Pakistan have killed nearly 1,000 people and injured and displaced thousands since mid-June. The new death toll came a day after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif requested international assistance to tackle deadly flood damage in the impoverished Islamic nation. The monsoon season, which began in June,

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Region near Moscow declares state of emergency over forest fires

Authorities in Russia’s Ryazan region have declared a state of emergency to help fight the raging forest fires. Recent fires have destroyed more than 8,000 hectares of land about 250 kilometers east of Moscow, aerial surveillance footage shows. Acting regional governor Pavel Malkov said the state of emergency will allow officials to “mobilize more resources

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China declares first drought emergency amid intense heatwave

China has declared its first drought emergency of the year over fears that a spell of unusually hot and dry weather could lead to major water shortages. The hottest and driest summer since Chinese records began 61 years ago has withered crops and left reservoirs at half their normal water level. Factories in Sichuan province

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