Health

European Medicines Agency Reviewing Russian Vaccine Sputnik

The executive director of Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, (EMA) said Tuesday it is evaluating Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for possible authorization of use in the European Union.

Campaign launched to make 30 km/h streets the norm for cities worldwide

Low speed streets save lives and are the heart of any community. 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits where people and traffic mix make for streets that are safe, healthy, green and liveable, in other words, streets for life. The 6th UN Global Road Safety...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: closing the gap to end neglected tropical diseases

Mar.22, on World Water Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its strategy on water, sanitation and hygiene as part of joint efforts by the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the neglected tropical diseases (NTD) sectors towards...

NIAID Statement on AstraZeneca Vaccine

Late Monday, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) notified NIAID, BARDA, and AstraZeneca that it was concerned by information released by AstraZeneca on initial data from its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. The DSMB expressed concern that...

Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink),...

CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms. CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a...

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” - UN report
Brazil Seeks to Import Excess US Coronavirus Vaccines

Brazil is in talks with the United States to import excess doses of coronavirus vaccines, its Foreign Ministry tweeted Saturday.

The South American nation recorded 79,069 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period, its Health Ministry said...

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

On Mar 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses

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Bite by an Aedes mosquito. This species can transmit diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.