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Measles cases surge across Europe as infection rate more than doubles

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Europe saw around 90,000 cases of measles in the first half of 2019, more than in the whole of 2018 (84,462), according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The latest figures follow the announcement earlier this month that the UK had lost its status of having effectively eliminated the disease. The country had been declared Read More

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards”, but Read More

Can Huawei’s new OS make customers ditch Google’s Android?

2 months ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Can Huawei’s new OS make customers ditch Google’s Android?
Huawei is expected to drop more details about its homegrown Hongmeng operating system at an upcoming conference. But is the world ready to ditch Android for an untested Chinese alternative? And is Google worried? A new Huawei phone equipped with the Hongmeng operating system could go on sale before the end of the year, the Read More

New Ebola cases in DR Congo spark panic and border closures

2 months ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on New Ebola cases in DR Congo spark panic and border closures
The wife and daughter of a man who died from Ebola last week have been diagnosed with the disease, causing panic among DR Congo officials. It marks the first transmission of the disease in the city of Goma on the Rwandan border – something health experts have long feared. They have begun the long work Read More

Bangladesh facing worst dengue fever outbreak in its history, 1,000 people diagnosed in under 1 day

2 months ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Bangladesh facing worst dengue fever outbreak in its history, 1,000 people diagnosed in under 1 day
Hospitals are overflowing and social media is filled with pleas for blood donors as 1,000 people, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours in a historic outbreak in Bangladesh. Official figures state that eight people have died as a result of infection since January, though Read More