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October 30, 2017 3:16 AM 'Cheap' flu vaccine claims rejected

The government's Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy has rejected claims a cheap vaccine was used to protect Australians against the flu this season. The vaccine was the 'best' and only one available at the time, Prof Murphy says. 'The claim that cheap vaccines are purchased for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) is false,' Prof Murphy 166

October 27, 2017 9:21 AM WannaCry ransomware: Hospitals were warned to patch system to protect against cyber attack

'Basic IT security' could've prevented NHS from being such a significant victim of May's WannaCry ransomware outbreak. The UK's National Health Service was one of the most high-profile victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack. The National Health Service was left vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware attack because, despite warnings to trusts to patch 134

October 25, 2017 11:30 PM Cholera death toll escalates in East, Southern Africa

MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – AN intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia is the worst affected by the water 149

October 25, 2017 11:30 PM Cholera outbreaks in 12 Eastern and Southern African countries

More than 104,095 cholera / acute watery diarrhea (AWD) cases and 1562 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe 152

October 19, 2017 3:17 AM Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll. A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry said in a statement. Madagascar has suffered plague outbreaks almost 135

October 18, 2017 5:13 PM ‘Avian flu hits egg production, over 1,000 jobs lost’

The SA Poultry Association says commercial egg production per day has dropped to 17 million from 20.4 million after an outbreak of the H5N8 virus was detected in June. JOHANNESBURG - The SA Poultry Association says egg production in South Africa has tumbled 17% and over 1,000 workers have lost their jobs in the wake of an outbreak of Avian flu. It says commercial 126

October 15, 2017 10:30 PM Biotech part of solution to Africa’s food insecurity

“Even as we push for biotechnology, there is a need for regulations that guarantee the protection and safety of people and the environment,” Hilda Mukui, an agriculturalist and conservationist in Kenya said. Confirming that indeed a severe food crisis looms while at the same time calling for immediate and sufficient responses, the Food and Agriculture 168

October 15, 2017 11:18 AM Motion picture academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors, which includes stars such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern, voted "well in excess 153

October 12, 2017 8:41 PM Over 100 hippos killed in Namibia by suspected anthrax outbreak (VIDEO)

The first dead hippo was discovered by park officials on October 1st, said the acting director of Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Johnson Ndokosho. But in the less than two weeks since then the infection has spread rapidly, killing around 109 more hippos. “Over 100 hippos died in the past week. The cause of death is unknown but the signs 257

October 11, 2017 9:35 AM More than 100 hippos killed in possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia

All the hippos were from the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia's remote north-east. More than 100 hippopotamuses have died in a possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia, authorities at a national park have announced. All the animals are thought to have died last week in the African nation's remote north-east. Anthrax, a bacterial disease, is known to kill cattle 164