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Cardiac Valvular Lesions due to Kawasaki Disease: A Japanese Nationwide Survey

#alert 2020-03-01 00:00:00

To clarify the characteristics of valvular lesions after Kawasaki disease with a Japanese nationwide survey.... Read More

EH-20200228-70720-GBR - Epidemic Hazard - United Kingdom - Europe

#alert 2020-02-28 10:40:11

WALES has confirmed its first case of coronavirus as Englands chief medical officer announces two more patients in England have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of UK cases to 19.All appropriate measures to provide care for the individual and to reduce the risk of transmission to others are being taken.I can also confirm that the patient had travelled back to Wales from Northern Italy, where the virus was contracted.Id like to take this opportunity to assure the public that Wales and the whole of the UK is well prepared for these types of incidents. Working with ...
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EH-20200228-70716-IRN - Epidemic Hazard - Iran - Middle-East

#alert 2020-02-28 07:37:31

Iranian vice president for women and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has contracted the coronavirus, IRNA reported, quoted by RIA Novosti.Due to some signs of infection, Ms Ebtekar was tested and tested positive, the vice presidential adviser told the agency.Other Irianian officials, including Irans deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, have also tested positive for the coronavirus. According to recent data, the number of infections in Iran has reached 245, of which 26 are fatal.
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EH-20200228-70715-MEX - Epidemic Hazard - Mexico - North-America

#alert 2020-02-28 07:35:06

About 6,000 people are blocked on a cruise ship in Cozumel, Mexico, to be tested for the new coronavirus, BTA reported.The MSC Meraviglia ship was allowed to dock in Mexico, a day after MSC Cruises expressed dismay that authorities in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands had refused its cruise liner. This happened after a crew member was diagnosed with the flu.Quintana Roo governor, Carlos Joaquin, quickly tweeted Thursday that no authorization has been given for people to leave the ship. The people on the cruiser will only be allowed to get off after the medics confirm that no one is infected ...
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Rare disease in children: the key role of a protein revealed

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

Professor Stéphane Lefrançois, a researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), is working on Batten disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disease that primarily affects children. His research focuses on the most common form of the disease -- Batten CLN 3 -- which is caused by mutations in the protein of the same name and for which there is still no cure. They recently published findings about a key role played by protein CLN3 in the Journal of Cell Science.... Read More

KENYA - Kenyan Police Urges Vigilance In Wake Of Terror Threats

#alert 2020-02-27 21:44:44

This incident provided via the GlobalIncidentMap.com incident monitoring system

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INDONESIA - Policeman - 2 Civilians Seriously Injured In Shootout With Rebels In Papua

#alert 2020-02-27 13:42:49

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KENYA - Kenyan Police Kill 5 Gang Members In Coastal City Of Mombasa

#alert 2020-02-27 12:26:30

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A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

#alert 2020-02-27 10:35:21

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.

On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and issued a set of Temporary Recommendations. WHO did not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and the global community on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

Cooperation is key

The tourism sector is fully committed to putting people and their well-being first. International cooperation is vital for ensuring the sector can effectively contribute to the containment of COVID-19. UNWTO and WHO are working in close consultation and with other partners to assist States in ensuring that health measures be implemented in ways that minimize unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.

Tourism’s response needs to be measured and consistent, proportionate to the public health threat and based on local risk assessment, involving every part of the tourism value chain – public bodies, private companies and tourists, in line with WHO’s overall guidance and recommendations.

UNWTO and WHO stand ready to work closely with all those communities and countries affected by the current health emergency, to build for a better and more resilient future. Travel restrictions going beyond these may cause unnecessary interference with international traffic, including negative repercussions on the tourism sector.

At this challenging time, UNWTO and WHO join the international community in standing in solidarity with affected countries.

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Existing drugs may offer a first-line treatment for coronavirus outbreak

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00

Developing new drugs and vaccines for diseases like the COVID-19 coronavirus can take years. A survey of existing drugs shows a number of candidates in different phases of clinical testing that might offer hope.... Read More
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