Research establishes antibiotic potential for cannabis molecule
(University of Queensland) The main nonpsychoactive component of cannabis has been shown to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease, which could lead to the first new class of antibiotics for resistant bacteria in 60 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Suzi Perry health: Sports host's 'horrendous' symptoms of meningitis
SUZI PERRY made her mark hosting the BBC's Gadget Show and MotoGP. With more than two decades on the box, the Shropshire born presenter has had her fair trials of ill health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother reveals two-year-old daughter's flu-like symptoms were deadly meningitis
Restaurant manager Irisa Kelly, 27, of Syracuse, New York, became concerned after noticing her two-year-old daughter Riley had a high fever, lack of energy, and spots all over her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Meningitis Contagious
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers create gene expression database to gain new insights into pneumococcal infecti
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published one of the most comprehensive analyses of how genes get expressed during infection (known as a transcriptome). The analyses include three different strains of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia, meningitis and middle-ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What's the difference between bacterial and viral infections?
Many illnesses, including pneumonia, meningitis and diarrhea, can be caused by either bacteria or viruses. In some cases, it may be difficult to determine which is causing your symptoms. Bacteria are one-celled organisms that can be seen only with a microscope. Not all bacteria are harmful, and some bacteria that live in your body are helpful. However, many bacteria [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (AZD1222) against SARS-CoV-2: an interim analysis of four randomised controlled trials in Brazil, South Africa, and the UK
Background A safe and efficacious vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), if deployed with high coverage, could contribute to the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine in a pooled interim analysis of four tr ials. Methods This analysis includes data from four ongoing blinded, randomised, controlled trials done across the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Participants aged 18 years and older were randomly assigned (1:1) to ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine or control (meningococcal group A, C, W, and Y conjugate vac cine or saline). ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows why some people may become seriously ill from meningococcal bacteria
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have come one step closer toward understanding why some people become seriously ill or die from a common bacterium that leaves most people unharmed. In a study published in The Lancet Microbe, the researchers linked RNA mutations within the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis to invasive meningococcal disease, marking the first time a non-coding RNA in a bacterium has been linked to disease progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under 18s
Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine ’ s performance in a real-world setting. The findings are published today [1 December] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under-18s
(University of Bristol) Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine's performance in a real-world setting. The findings are published today [1 December] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Is Clouding Vaccine Study Results
LONDON — AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine. A statement describing the error came days after the company and the university described the shots as “highly effective” and made no mention of why some study participants didn’t receive as much vaccine in the first of two shots as expected. In a surprise, the group of volunteers that got a lower dose seemed to be much better protected than the volunteers who got two full doses. In the low-dose group, AstraZeneca said,...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANICA KIRKA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Potential treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gonorrhea and meningitis
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has demonstrated the effectiveness of an inexpensive molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea and meningococcal meningitis. These two infections affect millions of people worldwide. The results of this research, led by Professor Fr é d é ric Veyrier and Professor Annie Castonguay, have just been published online in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease drug may help fight against antibiotic resistance
(University of Queensland) An experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment is proving effective at treating some of the most persistent, life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne and Griffith University have discovered that the drug called PBT2 is effective at disrupting and killing a class of bacteria - known as Gram-negative bacteria - that cause infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease 5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease
Should meningococcal disease be considered a medical emergency? Here are five things to know.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The gut trains the immune system to protect the brain
Gut-trained immune cells at CNS borders guard against meningitis and other infections. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines
Completion rates vary from 11.3% in Idaho to 56.4% in Rhode Island. Provider visits at age 16 or 17 and mandates for meningococcal ACWY are keys to uptake, researcher says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Adolescents Aged 13-17 Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Adolescents Aged 13-17
Data in this report indicates that adolescent vaccination coverage in the United States continues to improve for HPV and for meningococcal vaccines, but disparities remain.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

EMedHome's Clinical Pearl: Detecting Occult Meningitis with CSF WBC Count
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMedHome's Clinical Pearl Source Type: news

South Africa: How Changing Vaccine Schedules Can Save Costs and Lives
[The Conversation Africa] In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually. About 700,000 to 1 million of these deaths were in children under five years. Pneumococcal disease occurs when Streptococcus pneumoniae invades a normally sterile area of the body, causing meningitis, pneumonia, septicaemia or other disease syndromes. Case fatality rates are very high for septicaemia (>20%) and meningitis (& (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Routine vaccination with a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) is recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with a booster at age 16 years, according to a report published in the Sept. 24 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The infection that could be more deadly for students than coronavirus
Student Ben de Souza from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, had contracted a particularly aggressive form of meningitis B, a strain responsible for most cases of bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Has Highest Vaccination Rate In America, Report Says
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Vaccines Source Type: news

New Model Helps Tell Bacterial From Aseptic Meningitis in Kids New Model Helps Tell Bacterial From Aseptic Meningitis in Kids
A new clinical prediction rule, the meningitis score for emergencies, accurately distinguishes bacterial meningitis from aseptic meningitis in children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'No human wants to take a limb from a child' Jonnie Peacock praises surgeon who amputated his leg
The Paralympian, 27, who won gold in 2012, looked emotional as he heard surgeon Per Hall speaking about the 'very dark days' when Jonnie was admitted to hospital as a five-year-old with meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's National Hospital case report sounds the alarm for antibiotic resistance
(Children's National Hospital) A recent meningitis case at Children's National Hospital raises serious concerns about antibiotic resistance in the common bacterium that caused it, researchers from the hospital write in a case report. Their findings, published online August 3 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, could change laboratory and clinical practice across the US and potentially around the globe (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oxford ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Takes a Big Leap Forward, Showing Success in Early Trials
The foot race to develop the first effective vaccine against COVID-19 involves an awfully crowded field, with 137 candidate vaccines in pre-clinical study worldwide and another 23 actually in development. But a leader seemed to emerge today with research published in the Lancet reporting promising results in a robust study by investigators at Oxford University in England. The study began in April, with a sample group of 1,077 adults aged 18 to 55—an age group young enough to tolerate exposure to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with less risk of adverse effects than would be seen in older, more vulnerable a...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 showed robust immune responses in all participants in Phase I/II trial
Interim results from the ongoing Phase I/II COV001 trial, led by Oxford University, showed AZD1222 was tolerated and generated robust immune responses against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in all evaluated participants. COV001 is a blinded, multi-centre, randomised controlled Phase I/II trial with 1,077 healthy adult participants, aged 18-55 years. It assessed a single dose of AZD1222 against a comparator meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenACWY. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Kate Garraway health: 'I couldn't look at the lights' - GMB star reveals shock symptoms
KATE GARRAWAY returns to ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday morning, after a period away from the TV show to be with her husband, as he continues his recovery from coronavirus. But, the GMB presenter was rushed to hospital herself last year. Would you recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Remains Front and Center at June ACIP Meeting
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met virtually June 24 to discuss topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues pertaining to vaccines for influenza and meningococcal disease. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 1, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020, PHE (updated 30th June 2020)
Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England. 30 June 2020 Added corrected table 1 in January to March 2020 report. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19, NHS England (updated 29th June 2020)
The national immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the incidence of serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, whooping cough, diphtheria and measles. It remains important to maintain the best possible vaccine uptake to prevent a resurgence of these infections. This will also prevent increasing further the numbers of patients requiring health services, as well as outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, and allow us to provide important protection to children and other vulnerable groups. Where possible, the routine immunisation programmes should be...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Only 39% Effective This Past Season, CDC Panel Says Flu Vaccine Only 39% Effective This Past Season, CDC Panel Says
The influenza vaccine was even less effective against A/H1N1pmd09 virus but was better against B/Victoria virus, according to a CDC panel. They also voted on a new meningococcal vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020, PHE (updated 23rd June 2020)
Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. 25 February 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(4) October to December quarter report. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MenACWY programme: Information for healthcare professionals
Information about the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) programme for adolescents, aimed at healthcare professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Issues Health Advisory on Meningococcal Disease
The CDC on June 18 issued a health advisory notifying physicians about recent case reports of patients with meningococcal disease that is resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Meningitis Found in US Patients
Drug-Resistant Meningitis Found in Several US Patients (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Meningitis Found in Several US Patients Drug-Resistant Meningitis Found in Several US Patients
The CDC has identified 11 meningococcal isolates with evidence of resistance to penicillin and ciprofloxacin, according to a Health Alert Network health advisory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Detection of Ciprofloxacin-Resistant, β-Lactamase-Producing Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Y Isolates - United States, 2019-2020
This report describes a novel, antibiotic-resistant strain of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria that has been detected in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 18, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Meningococcal Disease Source Type: news

Meningitis Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on meningitis outbreaks in the United States. Meningitis is caused by the inflammation of membranes protecting the brain and spinal cord. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON demands extra government funding to save universities from crisis
Higher education member Bill Acharjee (above) works at Solent University in Southampton as a research governance officer, with the task of ensuring that students and academics maintain ethical standards while they conduct their research projects. He’s thoughtful, conscientious. And while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, he has a very sobering thought. “A world without universities would be tragic,” he says. “I just can’t comprehend it.” But there’s a very real danger some may struggle to survive, Mr Acharjee feels, if the government continues to refuse to come to the a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News coronavirus higher education Covid-19 Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As an epidemiologist, I know how well contact tracing could work for coronavirus | Keith Neal
If used with adequate testing, isolation and social distancing, tracing could be key to reducing the spread of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs quarantine measures are slowly lifted in the UK, the virus will continue to spread unless the government puts in place a strategy to curb the rate of infection.Contact tracing, a practice long used in public health to control infectious diseases, will be crucial to driving down the rate of infection, or R, and minimising further cases of coronavirus.Epidemiologists have been using traditional contact tracing for years to control sexually ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Keith Neal Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Epidemics UK news Source Type: news

Mandatory BCG vaccination may make COVID-19 less virulent in India, suggests study
The bacille Calmette-Gurin (BCG) vaccine has a documented protective effect against meningitis and disseminated TB in children, according to the World Health Organisation. It is part of the mandatory childhood immunization programme in many countries including India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Polio, Measles Outbreaks ‘Inevitable’, Say Vaccine Experts
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Laura MackenzieMay 6 2020 (IPS) Interruptions to vaccination programmes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could result in new waves of measles or polio outbreaks, health experts warn. A growing number of one-off immunisation campaigns and national routine vaccine introductions are being delayed amid social distancing and other measures to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, leaving millions unprotected. With both preventive campaigns and routine immunisations impacted, “we’ll have an increasing number of children who will becom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Mackenzie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

MenQuadfi (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W) Vaccine for Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves MenQuadfi (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W) Conjugate Vaccine) for Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccination
PARIS– April 24, 2020– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Biologics License Application for MenQuadfi Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W) Conjugate Vaccine for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor ’s Visits
Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Measles Whooping Cough Mumps Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Epidemics Meningitis your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
By PRESS RELEASEMar 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan • UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe. • UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian response to fight COVID-19 across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. • Governments urged to commit to fully supporting the global humanitarian response plan, while sustaining funding to existing humanitarian appeals. U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

The Tokyo Olympics Are on for Now — But the Clock Is Ticking
(TOKYO) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking. The fate of the Tokyo Games touches 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes, coaches and sports officials, local organizers, the Japanese government and national morale, international broadcasters, fans and world sponsors. Add to this hotels, airlines and taxi drivers &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Wade and Graham Wade / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news