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Health chiefs warn Limerick at risk of measles outbreak due to low uptake of MMR vaccine

Health chiefs have warned the Limerick region is at risk of a potentially deadly measles outbreak due to Shannonside having the lowest take-up of the measles vaccine outside of Dublin. The Department of Public Health Mid-West confirmed that it investigated a single case of measles in the region in late November/early December. It was the … Read more

Covid outbreak throws Chinese factories and supply chains into chaos

The coronavirus sweeping across China is causing widespread business disruption as staffing shortages threaten to close down factory production lines and truck drivers fall ill, bringing chaos to supply chains. The Omicron variant of the virus has begun to run rampant through several big cities since the sudden U-turn on president Xi Jinping’s former zero-Covid … Read more

Strep A outbreak – expert warns knee-jerk antibiotic treatments may do more harm than good

“Last week, Health Minister Lord Markham stated in the House of Lords, ‘We have given instructions to doctors that, where necessary, they should be proactively prescribing penicillin [an antibiotic] as the best line of defence’,” said Dr Fivelman. “However laudable the Minister’s intentions, using antibiotics such as penicillin as a prophylactic – that is, as … Read more

Health Minister to discuss streptococcus outbreak with Pediatric Society

Health Minister Michael Hadjipandelas will meet with the Pediatric Society on Monday to discuss the issue of the streptococcus outbreak in Europe and whether any additional measures will be taken. In a statement in Larnaca and asked about the outbreak of streptococcus, the Minister replied that “there is an outbreak throughout Europe. We aim to … Read more

How US came back from mpox outbreak

A couple of months ago, the mpox outbreak seemed poised to overwhelm the United States. Cases were, in some instances, doubling every week with no signs of slowing down. However, the outbreak has taken a dramatic turn in the right direction. The average number of daily cases has fallen to six, as of Dec. 7, … Read more

Local Health Officials Keeping Eye on Measles Outbreak in Columbus Area | News, Sports, Jobs

Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul, pictured in an earlier meeting with the county commissioners, and officials from Harrison and Monroe counties’ health departments spoke about local risks following a measles outbreak in the Columbus area. (File Photo) ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A measles outbreak in the Columbus area is causing … Read more

Central Ohio faces measles outbreak

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – There is currently a measles outbreak in central Ohio. Here’s what you need to know. The Washington County Health Department confirms they have not seen any cases. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has also confirmed zero cases reported in their counties. That includes Wood, Pleasants, Calhoun, Ritchie, Roane, and Wirt. Still … Read more

Authorities in Puglia Identify New Outbreak of Xylella Fastidiosa

A new sig­nif­i­cant out­break of Xylella fas­tidiosa in the south­ern Italian region of Puglia has prompted local author­i­ties to declare new infec­tion and con­tain­ment zones in the area. One hun­dred nine­teen newly infected olive trees have been iden­ti­fied on the east­ern coast of Puglia, south of Bari. The National Research Council’s local labs have already … Read more

Businesses In China Introduce New Safety Measures At Workplaces Amid Fears Of New COVID Outbreak

Chinese regulators and state-owned banks are taking steps to split staff at their workplaces in Beijing, sources told Reuters, as businesses brace for a possible spike in COVID cases after China relaxed virus restrictions in a major policy shift. The arrangements highlight how lingering anxieties created by Beijing’s three-year ‘zero-COVID’ policy are likely to hamper … Read more

Measles outbreak in the country is worrying: Health Minister – SABC News

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says the outbreak of measles in the country is worrying. Phaahla confirmed the outbreak during a media briefing in Kempton Park on progress updates on various health issues. Limpopo and Mpumalanga have the highest outbreak with 89 and 40 cases respectively, while another outbreak was declared in the North West … Read more