Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Dengue Fever & Covid-19 – Brazil

The number of dengue fever cases reported in Brazil through May 8 has come close to the one million mark (946,852 total cases, about half laboratory confirmed), including 298 deaths.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health reported some 18,000 coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the past 24 hours, putting the rapidly rising epidemic total to 310,087, third in the world.

Covid-19 – China

In Shulan, a city in China’s northeast, the streets are eerily quiet, devoid of taxis and buses. Apartment complexes have been sealed off, confining residents inside. Teams of government workers go door to door rounding up sick people as part of what they call a “wartime” campaign. As the Chinese authorities confront scattered outbreaks of the coronavirus in the country’s northeast, they are turning to many of the same strict lockdown measures that were a hallmark of the effort four months ago to stamp out the epidemic in the central city of Wuhan.

Foot and Mouth Disease – Kenya

Alarm has been raised in Murang’a County following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in parts of Maragua division. In Ichagaki and Nginda locations, ten cows have died with several others displaying symptoms related to the disease. The disease spread through movement of animals from one village to the other, as well as people visiting cow sheds, the local county government says.

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