Australia says man returned from Europe probably has monkeypox

Man in his 40s developed the illness, characterised by a distinctive rash, a few days after returning home to Sydney. Australian authorities have identified a probable case of monkeypox in a man who recently returned from Europe, as Canada confirmed its first two cases, amid a growing outbreak of the rare disease in non-endemic countries. … Read more

North Korea has reported 65 deaths amid COVID-19 outbreak. Experts are skeptical – National | Globalnews.ca

North Korea said Friday that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis. After admitting the omicron outbreak last week following more than two years of … Read more

When Will Our Government Match Our People’s Generosity?

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:53 amPress Release: Oxfam New Zealand 2022 Budget Reaction: Big Hearts Connected World “We are disappointed that, once again, this government has not increased its contribution to global efforts to halt the fall of families across the world into extreme poverty,” says Big Hearts organisations Anglican Missions, Christian Blind Mission, Christian … Read more

Canada will help rebuild Ukraine’s health system battered by war: Duclos – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada’s federal health minister has pledged to rouse support from his international colleagues for rebuilding the besieged health-care system in Ukraine, where facilities and ambulances have come under attack during the Russian invasion. “I know not just Canadians but everyone around the world are shocked and distressed about the devastating impact the invasion is having … Read more

US panel recommends COVID booster jab for children aged 5 to 11

Just more than 29 percent of US children in the age group have received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine to date. An advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs for children aged five to 11, at least five months after completing their … Read more

Public warned of using unlicensed COVID-19 testing sites as cases sharply rise in LA County

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — COVID-19 cases are rising across Southern California, and in Los Angeles County, more than 4,000 new cases were added Wednesday. This comes as Governor Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeves for a second booster shot. “Just two months ago, we had a positivity rate of less than 3%. And unfortunately, It … Read more

Monkeypox virus: What is it, how does it spread, and what are the symptoms?

Health officials do not know how the latest batch four patients caught the virus but are investigating whether it can be passed via sexual intercourse, something that has never been described before for this pathogen. The most recent cases were men in the LGBTQ+ community and health officials are now urging this group to be … Read more

Safe pedicure tips for people with diabetes, other health conditions

BALLANTYNE, N.C. — According to Scripps Health, pedicures can be dangerous if nail salons aren’t using proper safety precautions, or if you have certain health conditions.   What You Need To Know Pedicures can be dangerous if nail salons aren’t using proper safety precautions, or if you are diabetic  A Certified Master Pedicurist uses spa techniques and podology science to create … Read more

Germany says pandemic not over as court OKs vaccine mandate

BERLIN – The coronavirus pandemic is not over yet, Germany’s health minister warned Thursday as the country’s highest court approved rules requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach noted the sharp rise in cases currently happening in some Asian countries, such as North Korea, but also parts of Europe. “In … Read more

Monkeypox is now spotted in Italy and Sweden – bringing number of countries with cases to SEVEN

Italy and Sweden have become the latest countries to record cases of monkeypox amid the first ever global outbreak. The Italian patient tested positive at a hospital in Rome after returning from the Canary Islands and the Swede was diagnosed in Stockholm. No further details have been given. It brings the number of countries outside … Read more