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  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Burkina Faso: 15 deaths in pregnant/postpartum women December 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 From early September through November 23 this year, there have been a total of 450 cases of febrile jaundice detected in Barsalogho health district, North Central Region of Burkina Faso, according to UN officials.  Hepatitis E has been confirmed in ten cases to date. The outbreak has mainly affected internally displaced persons in […]
  • Monkeypox deaths top 200 in DR Congo December 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Through the first nearly 10 months of 2020, health officials have reported 6,231 suspected and confirmed monkeypox cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have been reported in 127 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country. This is a large increase in cases compared to the […]
  • UK authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, 1st EUA following Phase 3 trial December 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced today that the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the U.K. has granted a temporary authorization for emergency use for their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2), against COVID-19. This constitutes the first Emergency Use Authorization following a worldwide Phase 3 trial of a vaccine to […]
  • COVID-19 vaccines update: Outbreak News This Week, Episode 3 December 2, 2020
    In this news podcast, I look at the success and progress of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and their situation concerning receiving and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to determine recommendations on the distribution of the vaccines, I take a look […]

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