Measles cases up 300% worldwide in the first quarter of 2019: WHO

The number of measles cases worldwide continues to rise, according to provisional data released Monday by the World Health Organization. Related Madagascar’s largest ever measles outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people New York City orders mandatory vaccinations after measles outbreak Reported cases rose by nearly 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same […]

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Cholera cases nearly double in 1 day in cyclone-hit Mozambique, up to 271

Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said, a figure that nearly doubled from the previous day. The Portuguese news agency Lusa cited national health director Ussein Isse, who declared the outbreak of the acute diarrheal disease on Wednesday with just five cases. So far no cholera deaths have been confirmed, the report said. Another […]

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Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite modern medicine

Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to “conventional medicine”. Researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) […]

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