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Coronavirus disease: What you need to know

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP  | Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that …

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Spanish flu: more deadly than World War I

Paris, France | AFP | The Spanish flu outbreak 100 years ago is the modern world’s deadliest epidemic, its toll of more than 50 million surpassing that of World War I. Here is some background. – Why ‘Spanish flu’? – Countries caught up in the 1914-1918 war censored information about …

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VIDEO: Uganda re-assures on Bird Flu

VIDEO: Uganda has moved to restore confidence in poultry products by revealing that the deadly bird flu virus is yet to affect domestic birds. This follows claims that several Ugandans were avoiding the consumption of poultry products as a precaution against contracting the disease. The minister of Agriculture, fisheries and …

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