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Consequences of fake medicines

David Richmond reports that Uganda and six other African countries will this month sign a political declaration and a legally binding agreement committing them to introduce legislation on tough new criminal penalties. Niger’s government is sounding the alarm about bogus meningitis vaccines – and it is not the first time. …

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CHINA VIRUS: All countries urged to ‘take action’

Wuhan, China | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned all governments to “take action” over the SARS-like virus spreading from China that has killed 132 people and infected around 6,000 others. The WHO called an urgent meeting for Thursday over whether the viral epidemic should be declared …

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WUHAN VIRUS: WHO calls new emergency talks Thursday

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday called a new emergency meeting on a deadly virus outbreak following cases of onward transmission outside China, warning that all governments should “take action”. The meeting of the WHO’s Emergency Committee on Thursday will decide whether to declare an …

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The measures taken to curb a virus

China shuts down Beijing, China | AFP | China has enacted extraordinary measures to contain the spread of a new coronavirus that has killed more than 130 people, infected thousands and reached some 15 countries. Here is a rundown of the steps taken so far in an unprecedented effort: – …

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China hardens virus defences as death toll hits 56

#WuhanPneumonia cases outside China – Thailand: 4 – Japan: 2 – South Korea: 3 – US: 2 – Vietnam: 2 – Singapore: 3 – Malaysia: 3 – Nepal: 1 – France: 3 – Australia: 1 Wuhan, China | AFP | China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a …

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XI JINPING: China faces a ‘grave situation’

China says virus situation ‘grave’ as Lunar New Year curtailed Wuhan, China | AFP | President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a “grave situation” as authorities raced to contain a virus that has killed 41 people and caused a drastic scale-back of Lunar New Year celebrations. The world’s most …

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Uganda, WHO declare yellow fever outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s ministry of health has declared an outbreak of yellow fever in the districts of  Moyo and Buliisa. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. This outbreak will be the fourth that Uganda has declared in the recent past …

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WUHAN VIRUS: China shuts down transport in nine cities

Beijing, China | AFP |  China Friday added a ninth city to a transport ban around the epicentre of a deadly virus, restricting the movement of some 32 million people as authorities scramble to control the disease. Jingzhou, with a population of 6.4 million, said Friday that all services departing …

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