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Tag: contagious viral disease

  • Saturday, February 9th 2019 - 06:56 UTC

    Measles 2017/18 outbreak in Europe, the highest in a decade

    “The total number of people infected with the virus in 2018 was the highest this decade,” WHO said in a statement.

    The number of recorded measles cases in Europe more than tripled between 2017 and 2018, marking the highest it’s been in a decade, the World Health Organization said. According to newly released data from the WHO, in 2018, more than 82,000 people were infected with the disease and 72 people died in Europe. In 2017, there were more than 25,000 measles cases in Europe and 42 deaths.

  • Thursday, January 30th 2014 - 06:12 UTC

    Gastro-bug exhausted passengers cheer as 'Explorer of the Seas' returns to home port

    Illness struck roughly 20% of passengers and 5% of crew members (Photo AP)

    Passengers staggered off a Royal Caribbean ship reeking of vomit and diarrhea at its home port on Wednesday after their cruise was cut short by an apparent stomach bug that felled nearly 700 vacationers and crew. Cheers erupted from the Explorer of the Seas as the vessel pulled into Bayonne, New Jersey, in New York Harbor.

  • Thursday, July 7th 2011 - 18:36 UTC

    FMD, PPR, brucellosis and rabies, next FAO-OIE disease elimination targets

    Bernard Vallat, OIE Director-General

    Foot and mouth disease, FMD, brucellosis, rabies and Pest des Petites Rumiants (PPR) are the next disease-elimination targets for FAO and OIE following success over rinderpest. The FAO conference officially recognized last week global freedom from the deadly cattle virus.