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‘Brain fever’ kills 150 children in India as more cases emerge

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Over 150 children have now died of Encephalitis in Bihar, India and over 400 have been hospitalized in an outbreak linked to a toxic substance in lychee fruit that can affect under-nourished children. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), known as ‘Chamki Bukhar’ in India, is a brain inflammation disease. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, and unconsciousness. Union Read More

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients’ lives in danger: report

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Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak– when doctors, administrators and health care field workers need to be in contact – a hospital’s phone system goes down, potentially putting lives at risk. That’s a scenario that officials at Tufts Medical Center, located in Boston, as well as other health care facilities, are likely Read More

Rising vaccination mistrust worldwide is undermining fight against deadly diseases – research

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Vaccination mistrust is highest in developed nations, with France the most skeptical, says new research. Public mistrust in vaccines is having a negative effect on the fight against deadly, preventable diseases, experts warn. The Wellcome Trust conducted the biggest global study of trust in science, including vaccines, with responses from over 140,000 people in 140 Read More

India’s lychee brain virus death toll jumps as 20 children die in just 24 hours

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A further 20 children have died from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in just 24 hours, bringing the total number of child fatalities caused by toxic lychee fruit in the Bihar state of eastern India to 93. “The government will leave no stone unturned to contain it at the earliest,” said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during Read More

Prosecutors drop Flint, Michigan water charges over ‘flawed’ probe

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(Reuters) – Michigan prosecutors on Thursday dropped all criminal charges over the deadly contamination of the city of Flint’s water, saying a more thorough investigation was needed before they could proceed with the case. FILE PHOTO: Volunteers distribute bottled water to help combat the effects of the crisis when the city’s drinking water became contaminated Read More

N Korea steps ups measures amid African swine fever threat

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter North Korea has broken its silence on an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), with claims it has taken emergency measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The virus does not affect humans but it is fatal and highly contagious to pigs and wild boars. South Korea’s agriculture ministry Read More

Ebola claims life of 5yo boy as devastating virus spreads into Uganda

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A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola and two new cases have been confirmed in Uganda as the horrifying haemorrhagic fever spreads from the current outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Health officials say the young child was admitted to hospital in Uganda after he and his family traveled there from the DRC Read More

Sardinia hit by worst locust invasion for 70 years

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FILE PHOTO: A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Life Sciences December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo ROME (Reuters) – Swarms of locusts have destroyed crops and infested houses on the Italian island of Sardinia in the worst such invasion in 70 years, agricultural Read More

NSA warns about bad Windows flaw

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File photo – a Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015.(REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) A vulnerability in old Windows machines is so bad that even the US National Security Agency is urging the public to patch their systems. Read More

Ex-Michigan governor’s electronic devices seized in Flint water probe

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(Reuters) – Michigan authorities investigating contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply obtained a search warrant to seize former Governor Rick Snyder’s cell phone and hard drive, according to court documents made public on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder testifies before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on “Examining Federal Administration Read More