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SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is not only still circulating among humans but is also infecting white-tailed deer in the United States, where it appears to be evolving more rapidly. While the origins of SARS-CoV-2 remain mysterious, the virus has demonstrated its ability to jump from humans to various other mammals, according to a recent study.
The Eris variant, also known as EG.5.1, has emerged as a major concern in the United Kingdom as it now constitutes one in seven new COVID-19 cases, making up 14.6% of the total infections in the country. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) recently reported that the variant is the second most prevalent in the UK, having gained momentum within a short period.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at risk of being derailed, leading to political instability, economic disruption, and irreversible environmental damage, warns The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition. With just seven years remaining, urgent action is needed to reverse current trends and accelerate progress towards a better future for all.
In a bid to protect people everywhere from infection disease threats, through the power of pathogen genomics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new global network named International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN).
The World Health organisation in its latest World Health Statistics reported over 759 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 6.9 million reported COVID-19 deaths globally up to March 11, 2023. However, the true toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher as it has indirectly affected mortality through mechanisms such as disruptions to health-care services and changes in care-seeking behaviours,
Studies from the first two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic indicate that the influence of meteorology and air quality on disease transmission have been secondary compared to the influence of non-pharmaceutical interventions, vaccination campaigns, changing immunity profiles, introduction of variants, and behavioural dynamics. This comes up in World Meteorological Organization’s COVID-19 final report.
Children, whose lives went upside down during the time of Covid 19, should get greater priority now with the World Health Organisation...
Three years into COVID-19, health systems in most countries have started showing the first major signs of recovery, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).