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Alert in China after bacterial outbreak after leak at biopharmaceutical company

© Getty. The illness can have lasting effects.

September 18 (Newshub) - More than 3000 people have contracted a bacterial disease after a leak at a biopharmaceutical company in the Chinese city of Lanzhou last year. Between July and August last year, the Zhongmu Lanzhou biological pharmaceutical company was developing vaccines for animals for the bacteria Brucella, which can cause the infectious disease Brucellosis when humans come into ...

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WHO says coronavirus is a pandemic

Owner of a fruit stall at Campo de' Fiori market adjusts a protective face mask on the second day of an unprecedented lockdown across all of the country, imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Rome, Italy March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

London/Rome, March 11 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said for the first time on Wednesday that it now sees the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday. “We have therefore ...

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Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff at head office after coronavirus case emerges

A DBS logo in pictured in the backdrop of the central business district in Singapore July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Singapore’s biggest bank DBS (DBSM.SI) evacuated 300 staff from its head office on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the lender, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Singapore has reported 47 coronavirus cases, one of the highest tallies outside China, including mounting evidence of local transmission. The government ...

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W.H.O. declares the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency

W.H.O. Declares Global Emergency as Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the  new coronavirus outbreak  was a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease represents a risk outside of China, where it emerged last month. The declaration — officially called a Public Health Emergency of International Concern — serves notice to all United Nations member states that the world’s top health advisory body rates ...

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China’s first coronavirus hospital opens after workers and volunteers spend two days converting an empty building into a 1,000-bed medical centre

The Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Centre is the first dedicated coronavirus hospital to have opened in China. Workers and volunteers spent two days revamping an empty building

Jan 29 (DailyMail) - China's first coronavirus hospital has opened today in a city near Wuhan after workers and volunteers spent just two days converting an empty building to a 1,000-bed emergency facility. The first batch of coronavirus patients were transferred to the Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Centre at around 10:30pm local time today, reported local media. The project was completed ...

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Sri Lankan students arriving from Wuhan to be screened at army camp for 2 weeks


Colombo, Jan. 28 - All Sri Lankan students arriving from Wuhan, China will be moved to and screened at the Diyathalawa army camp for two week’s time, says Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. She stated this addressing the special media briefing on the measures taken to curb the spread of new coronavirus, Ada Derana reports. Minister Wanniarachchi further stated that ...

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