Health

US STD epidemic is ‘out of control’, health experts warn

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to rise at an alarming rate in the United States, prompting some experts to warn that the situation is “out of control”. Infection rates for STDs, including gonorrhea and syphilis, have been rising steadily for years. But as the shutdowns ended after the peak of the pandemic, the so-called “summer

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Ministry of Health newspapers limited Covid-19 regulations

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has extended the public comment period on the health regulations by three months until July 5. According to the ministry, this extension is in line with legal requirements and will give it sufficient time to review and consider all comments and representations on the regulations. In the meantime, the ministry

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LA and OC health departments warn of EV-D68 respiratory virus

Health officials are warning doctors about another contagious virus that in rare cases can send children to hospital or lead to permanent paralysis. During this year advisorythe United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted an increase last month in the number of children hospitalized with serious respiratory illness – including enterovirus D68, or

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The Ministry of Health announces the end of daily reports on the Covid-19

Daily Covid-19 reporting, implemented since 2020 by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), has officially ended. The Ministry of Health made the announcement on Sunday. Department of Health spokesman Foster Mohale said the reporting was halted due to the reduced severity and communicability of the disease, coupled with falling numbers of Covid-19 cases. READ

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