Merck (NYSE:MRK) announced on Friday that four African countries had approved the use of the company''s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Zambia, and Burundi have all agreed to license the Ebola vaccine, with additional countries expected to approve the vaccine, as well, in the coming months.
Merck amp; Co MSD has won approval for its Ebola vaccine Ervebo in four African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the countries worst affected by the disease. Merck became the first drug developer to win approval for an Ebola vaccine last year, from both the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.
Audio Hub UN Martine PerretVictims of the Ebola virus disease have been buried at a cemetery in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 14 February 2020HealthFour countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to cement hard fought progress in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.
Failed Republican politician E.W Jackson has said that LGBT people don ''t like Donald Trump because he is "too masculine " for them.
A South Dakota bill that would criminalise doctors who provide treatment to trans kids has been shelved after an outcry from medical experts and LGBT campaigners.
The proposal announced by GOP Rep. Nancy Barto on Friday is co sponsored by 22 other Republican House members and is the latest on a growing list of more than a dozen states with bills that focus on transgender young people.The Arizona legislation allows only biological women or girls to play on female teams, and requires a doctor ''s note to prove a person is female if their birth sex is disputed. It allows lawsuits by students who believe they 've missed opportunities because a transgender person is on a school team.
Introduced into the legislature by Republican lawmakers, House Bill 1057 would make it a misdemeanor for doctors to "change or affirm the minor'''''s perception of the minor'''''s sex. " Specifically focused on youth under the age of 16, the bill criminalizes hormone therapy, prescribing puberty blockers, and any surgical procedures. During a committee hearing last week, the bill'''''s main sponsor, state Rep. Fred Deutsch (R), said, "The procedures listed in the bill are not health care but criminal acts against vulnerable children. "
From 20 to 26 January 2020, four new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in Beni Health Zone in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Among the four cases, three were registered as contacts, including one under surveillance at the time of detection. The other confirmed case was not identified as a contact and stayed in the community for four days prior to being admitted to an Ebola treatment centre. This individual infected the two most recent cases reported in Beni Health Zone through possible nosocomial transmission. This information reinforces the importance of close and thorough monitoring of patients in healthcare facilities that have concurrently admitted confirmed cases of EVD. All new cases reported in the past week were linked to the known transmission chain that originated in December 2019 in Aloya Health Area in Mabalako Health Zone.In the past 21 days (6 to 26 January 2020), 27 confirmed cases were reported from five of the 50 health areas in three active health zones in North Kivu Province (Figure 2, Table 1): Beni (59%; n 16), Mabalako (37%; n 10) and Musienene (4%; n 1) Health Zones in North Kivu Province. In the past three weeks, no new cases were reported in Ituri Province. As of 26 January, more than 21 days have passed without reports of new confirmed cases in Kalunguta (29 days), Katwa (26 days), Butembo (23 days) and Mambasa (21 days) Health Zones.
On Saturday night, after reports surfaced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo berated NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly for daring to ask him questions about Ukraine she told him ahead of time that she would ask (Mary Louise Kelly has since been removed from Pompeo '''''s plane on his upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia), Don Lemon had Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson on CNN to discuss the matter. Rick Wilson, a Republican political strategist, appeared to be loopy, and he ended up making fun of Donald Trump '''''s inability to read a map while also parroting Trump and his supporters '' mockery of "elitists, " like #8216;em Yankee intellectshchuals who go around reading books and asking for tall drinks instead of small ones, goddamn libruls. Trump was actually bothered by this video of Don Lemon and Rick Wilson laughing at himIt shouldn #39;t be this easy to distract the President of the United States pic.twitter.com Y9Vi7GRqsp
Complications include blindness, brain swelling, diarrhoea and respiratory infections. The measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 6,000 people in a year, the world ''s worst outbreak and nearly triple the toll in the country ''s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.
In the week of 9 to 15 December 2019, 24 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases were reported from three health zones in two affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The majority of these new confirmed cases are from Mabalako (22 24; 92%), and the other cases were reported from Biena (1 24; 4%) and Mandima (1 24; 4%) health zones.The new cases from Mabalako and Biena, are linked to a single chain of transmission, in which one individual was a potential source of infection for 24 people. This was the second documentation of EVD illness in this individual within a 6 month period. Based on the preliminary sequencing of samples from the case, this is being classified as a relapse of EVD. Rare cases of relapse have been documented, in which a person who has recovered from EVD gets disease symptoms again, but this is the first documented relapse in this outbreak.
The impeachment against Trump now moves to the House of Representatives, where the opposition Democratic Party enjoys a majority. Once passed by the House, the trial for impeachment would be carried out in the 100 member US Senate, where Trump''s Republican party has a majority. "The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of Hate. They are so bad for our Country ," Trump said in his tweet. Earlier in the day, he described the impeachment as a hoax and politically motivated. "The impeachment is a hoax. It is a sham. It started a long time ago, probably before I came down the escalator with the future First Lady. It started a long time ago," Trump told reporters earlier in the day at the White House. "It is a witch hunt. It is a sham. It is a hoax. Nothing was done wrong. Zero was done wrong. I think it is a horrible thing to be using the tool of impeachment, which is supposed to be used in an emergency. And it would seem many, many, many years apart," he asserted.
Audio Hub UN Photo Martine PerretStaff at the Katwa Ebola treatment Unit in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo disinfect boots and wash clothes. (August 2019) 13 December 2019HealthThe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Audio Hub UNICEF Frank DejonghA newborn baby receives her birth certificate at a hospital in the Republic of the Congo. 10 December 2019Human RightsWhile the number of registered births has significantly increased over the past decade, one quarter of children globally remain unaccounted for, leaving them vulnerable and invisible , the UN Children s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
Audio Hub UNICEF UN0119399 A seven year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. 6 December 2019Climate ChangeThe number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six fold in the past five years, the UN Children s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday.
A Republican "Bible believing " Texas judge has been refusing to perform same sex weddings, and she has gotten away with a public warning.
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The US Department of State updated its Level 4 Travel Advisory for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela regarding civil unrest and the arbitrary arrest of U.S. citizens.This Do Not Travel Advisory was published on December 2, 2019, recommending that U.S. citizens avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela.
Small business owners typically are a conservative leaning group. Approval of Trump never has been below 51% in the almost three year history of the survey. Support for Trump rose to 60% from 57% in the third quarter 2019.Of the 60% who approve of the president #x27;s performance, 39% strongly approve. Forty percent of small business owners disapprove of his performance, 34% strongly. Ninety three percent of Republican business owners approve of Trump, while 86% of Democrats disapprove. Among Independents, 37% approve while 62% disapprove.