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WHO ‘concerned’ as monkeypox spreads to children, pregnant women

Geneva | The World Health Organisation has expressed concern as the recent monkeypox outbreak has spread to vulnerable people, including children, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems. While the virus did manifest earlier in children, this reportedly the first in the recent outbreak, now confirmed in more than 3,000 patients spread across over 50 […]

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Many children feared dead in earthquake in Afghanistan

Kabul | Doctors in Afghanistan say that many children may have been killed in Wednesday’s earthquake, media reports said. More than 1,000 people died in the disaster, while heavy rain, threadbare resources and rugged terrain are hampering rescue workers, BBC reported. Unknown numbers are still buried under the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes by the […]

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Death toll rises to 920 after major quake hits Afghanistan

Kabul | The death toll from the earthquake that struck Afghanistan’s two eastern provinces early on Wednesday jumped to 920, Afghan state-run media reported. Deputy State Minister for Natural Disaster Management in Taliban-led government, Mawlavi Sharfuddin, said in a press conference that 920 people were killed and 610 others injured in the quake, the state-run Bakhtar […]

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Strong quake kills at least 280, injures 595 in Afghanistan

Kabul | At least 280 people were killed and 595 injured after an earthquake struck Afghansitan’s Paktika province early on Wednesday, the state-run media reported. Some 255 people lost their lives in Barmal, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan districts of Paktika province, the most-hit eastern province, state-run Bakhtar News Agency reported, citing the latest local sources. Helicopters […]

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Can Monkeypox be sexually transmitted? WHO to look into reports of virus in semen

New Delhi | The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said it is exploring whether monkeypox can be sexually transmitted after reports showed that the virus has been found in the semen of some patients, media reports said. The virus itself is not a sexually transmitted infection, which are generally spread through semen and vaginal fluids. […]