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Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies
on November 29, 2020 at 6:55 am
SINGAPORE (Reuters): A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child. Read full story
Gang members allegedly beat up three teenagers at restaurant near KK
on November 29, 2020 at 6:48 am
KOTA KINABALU: Members of a gang allegedly beat up three teenagers when they refused to join them. Read full story
Man kills son in anger after failing to rape stepchild at Setapak apartment
on November 29, 2020 at 6:28 am
KUALA LUMPUR: In a fit of rage, a man allegedly killed his four-year-old son after his attempts to rape his stepchild failed at an apartment in Setapak here. Read full story
Man mistakenly declared dead ‘resurrects’ in morgue
on November 29, 2020 at 5:59 am
KENYA (ANN): A 32-year-old man who was mistakenly declared dead suddenly “resurrected” while he was on an embalming table. Read full story
The Water Management Ecosystem in Selangor: What You Need to Know
on November 29, 2020 at 5:25 am
Clean and safe water supply is an essential necessity. However, providing a clean, safe, and continuous water supply to consumers is no easy feat. Processes involved, from abstracting water at its source to treating it to become clean and safe to use, and finally, distributing it to the consumers are unknown to many. Read full story
Bahan kimia berbahaya punca air Sungai Johor berbau pandan
by Oleh Mohamed Farid Noh on November 29, 2020 at 7:01 am
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Pembuangan bahan kimia berbahaya didakwa menjadi punca air Sungai Johor di Jalan Kota Tinggi-Kulai, berbau pandan pada Julai lalu.
Majlis Presiden PN perkukuh gabungan
by Oleh Muhammad Yusri Muzamir on November 29, 2020 at 7:01 am
GOMBAK: Syor penubuhan Majlis Presiden Perikatan Nasional (PN) dibuat bagi menyediakan platform kepada semua presiden parti komponen memberi pandangan masing-masing ke arah memperkukuhkan gabungan itu.
Naim kecewa babak berpakaian wanita dibuang
by Oleh Zaidi Mohamad on November 29, 2020 at 7:00 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Penyanyi, pelakon dan komposer popular, Naim Daniel bukan sengaja mahu mencetuskan kontroversi menerusi video muzik single terbaharu berjudul Purnama dengan berpakaian wanita.
COVID-19: Katil di 5 fasiliti di Lembah Klang ditambah
by Oleh Sophia Ahmad on November 29, 2020 at 6:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Jumlah katil pesakit COVID-19 di lima fasiliti sekitar Lembah Klang akan ditambah, menerusi perancangan strategik Kementerian Kesihatan.
Negara Balkan kekurangan petugas perubatan rawat COVID-19
on November 29, 2020 at 6:56 am
BELGRADE: Jumlah katil yang tidak mencukupi dan kekurangan doktor mencengkam hospital di negara Balkan ketika jangkitan COVID-19 terus meningkat di wilayah itu.
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Yellow fever – Nigeria
on November 24, 2020 at 12:00 am
Reports of a cluster of deaths from an undiagnosed disease were notified on 1 November 2020 through Event Based Surveillance in two states, Delta and Enugu, located in southern Nigeria.
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 am
On 18 November 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province.
Avian Influenza A(H5N1)- Lao People's Democratic Republic
on November 17, 2020 at 12:00 am
The Ministry of Health in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) reported a human case of infection with an avian influenza A(H5N1) virus. The case is a one-year-old female who developed symptoms of fever, productive cough, difficulty breathing and runny nose on 13 October 2020. She was hospitalized for her illness on 16 October and discharged on 19 October. As part of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) sentinel surveillance, a specimen was collected on the date of hospitalization and confirmed to be positive for avian influenza A(H5N1) on 28 October by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE). Among the close contacts of the patient, one contact developed fever and cough after the onset of illness in the case. Specimens collected from all household contacts, including the symptomatic contact, were negative for influenza A viruses.
Rift Valley Fever – Mauritania
on November 13, 2020 at 12:00 am
The Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO that between 13 September and 1 October 2020, eight cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) including seven deaths were confirmed in animal breeders. Districts affected include Tidjikja and Moudjéria (Tagant region), Guerou (Assaba region) and Chinguetty (Adrar region). Laboratory confirmation of RVF infection was performed using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the National Institute for Public Health Research (INRSP) in Nouakchott. The age of infected patients varied between 16 and 70 years old and included one woman and seven men. All seven deaths occurred among hospitalised patients with fever and haemorrhagic syndrome (petechia, gingivorrhagia) and vomiting. Between 4 September and 7 November 2020, a total of 214 people were sampled and their samples have been sent to the INRSP for laboratory testing with a total of 75 testing positive for RVF (RT-PCR and serology by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Positive cases have been reported in 11 of 15 regions of the country: Brakna, Trarza, Gorgol, (on the border with Senegal), Adrar, Assaba, Hodh El Gharby, Hodh El Chargui, Guidimaka (on the border with Mali) and Nouakchott Sud, Nouakchott Ouest and Tagant. The Tagant region is the most affected (38/75, 51%) with principal hotspot districts being Tidjikja and Moudjeria. Thus far a total of 25 deaths have been reported from this outbreak.
SARS-CoV-2 mink-associated variant strain – Denmark
on November 6, 2020 at 12:00 am
Since June 2020, 214 human cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Denmark with SARS-CoV-2 variants associated with farmed minks, including 12 cases with a unique variant, reported on 5 November.