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Circulating flu-like illness not COVID-19 related – MoH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there is an ongoing wave of a viral influenza or flu illness circulating within the population. Refuting claims made on social media and several media reports that people are being hospitalized with a strange flu-like illness, Dr Henry …

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U.S. reports over 19,000 deaths from flu so far this season

Los Angeles, USA | Xinhua | There have been at least 26 million flu illnesses, 290,000 hospitalizations, and 19,000 deaths from flu so far this season in the United States, according to the latest data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. A total of …

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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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