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Anopheles stephensi spread in Africa

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Africa – An invasive species of malaria-carrying mosquito from Asia is spreading in Africa. It is posing threat to millions of people in Africa, home to over 95% of the world’s 627,000 malaria deaths in 2020. It is being spread by the dominant Anopheles gambiae group of mosquitoes. It can breed in urban water supplies, and thrive in dry season. …

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Africa sees rise in measles

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UGANDA – Africa is seeing a surge of outbreaks of preventable diseases as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said. The continent recorded a 400 per cent increase in measles, to more than 17,000 cases between January and March, compared to the same period last year, Dr Benido Impouma, a WHO expert in Africa, …

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WHO: New Covid deaths fell 17% but cases still going up

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GENEVA – The number of new coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 17% in the last week while Covid-19 infections rose, World Health Organization said in a statement. WHO reported over 11 million new infections last week – about an 8% rise – and 43,000 new deaths. The biggest increase in cases were seen in the Western Pacific and Africa, where …