The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Acute Hepatitis in Children – USA
The Wisconsin Department of Health issued a health alert to physicians yesterday concerning the recent increase in cases of acute hepatitis and adenovirus infection in children. Since being notified of the cluster of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology in Alabama earlier this month, Wisconsin health officials are investigating four similar cases among children and one death.
Bird Flu Spreads
Massive numbers of wild birds across more than 25 US states and parts of Canada have been made ill or killed by the H5N1 strain of the avian influenza virus, including bald eagles. Tens of millions of domestic poultry have also been culled.
“This outbreak in wild bird populations is a lot more extensive than we saw in 2014 and 2015,” University of Georgia bird flu researcher David Stallknecht told public broadcaster NPR. “Just a lot more birds appear to be affected.” The virus can fall to the ground in the droppings of passing wild birds, and is easily spread on shoes and even vehicles traveling to and between farms. The H5N1 strain is also causing France’s worst bird flu crisis in history and infecting wild birds and poultry in other parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.