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  • North Korea reports 3.4 million COVID-19 cases in a month, Fatality rate of 0.002% May 28, 2022
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the COVID-19 epidemic in North Korea, state media (KCNA) reports the following today: According to the notification of the National Emergency Management Command, from 18:00 on May 27th to 18:00 on the 28th, there were 89,500 new cases (an increase of 980 from the previous day) nationwide, and 106,390 people […]
  • Staphylococcus aureus infections: Predicting which will turn severe May 28, 2022
    A common culprit of skin and respiratory infections, Staphylococcus aureus is highly unpredictable. Between 20 and 30 percent of people carry quiet colonies on their skin and in their nostrils, which seldom cause problems beyond the occasional rash. But in some cases these bacteria cause infections that lead to deadly complications, such as pneumonia, deep skin infections, […]
  • South Carolina: Avian influenza attributed to deaths of wild vultures in Charleston County May 28, 2022
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 South Carolina state health officials along with other state and federal agencies report a mass die-off of wild vultures in Charleston County. Some of these dead vultures tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by influenza virus subtypes, including H5N1. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) urges community members […]
  • Human rat Hepatitis E virus case reported in Hong Kong May 28, 2022
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 Hong Kong health officials reported earlier this month a case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV). The patient is  a 55-year-old man with underlying illnesses. He was found to have abnormal liver function during his treatment in Prince of Wales Hospital. He is now in stable condition. His blood sample tested […]

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