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Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives

Authorities said some of the doses would head straight to Nzerekore, the capital of Guinea's southeastern forest region where five people have recently died of Ebola.

Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?
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Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?

Access to healthcare in Guinea has improved marginally over the years but the country still struggles with one of the worst health-care infrastructures in the world.

Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus
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Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus

While the source of contamination is still unknown, the woman who died was the wife of an Ebola survivor, according to the government.

China rushes to curb new COVID-19 clusters developing in a city close to Beijing
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China rushes to curb new COVID-19 clusters developing in a city close to Beijing

More than 400,000 residents of another nearby city, Nangong, have also been tested, authorities said.

Children around the world have missed out on measles vaccine due to COVID-19, could trigger an outbreak
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Children around the world have missed out on measles vaccine due to COVID-19, could trigger an outbreak

The pandemic has had an effect on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases because campaigns were paused and routine immunisation services were disrupted.

COVID-19 showed us the importance of access to quality healthcare without financial risks: UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
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COVID-19 showed us the importance of access to quality healthcare without financial risks: UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres

The failure to adequately respond to the outbreak has claimed more than one million lives and infected over 30 million people in 190 countries.

Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source
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Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source

Sustained pressure on authorities about legality and privacy issues bears fruit.

Netflix's 'Coronavirus, Explained' Docuseries review: Tells you everything there is to know without freaking you out!
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Netflix's 'Coronavirus, Explained' Docuseries review: Tells you everything there is to know without freaking you out!

Coronavirus, Explained offers balanced information about the pandemic without creating a panic in the viewer's mind.

Social Distancing, Epidemic, Contact tracing and other Coronavirus-related jargon explained
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Social Distancing, Epidemic, Contact tracing and other Coronavirus-related jargon explained

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can exhibit signs similar to the common flu with a cold, cough and a sore throat.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Stimulating immune responses in the early stages could help in effective treatment
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Stimulating immune responses in the early stages could help in effective treatment

In patients infected with coronavirus, the activation of the Interferons does not occur until 48 hours post-infection.

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of all State, Union territories helplines, Whatsapp chatbots, COVID-19 tracking map
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of all State, Union territories helplines, Whatsapp chatbots, COVID-19 tracking map

The government of Indian, along with the Ministry of health and welfare have been updating the public with information regarding the pandemic.

Looking for Coronavirus test centres near you? List of private, government testing sites in all States, Union Territories in India
India

Looking for Coronavirus test centres near you? List of private, government testing sites in all States, Union Territories in India

The ICMR and the Ministry of Health have opened testing sites across the country and are adding more centres to its list.

From 93 Days to Outbreak and The Rain, watch these pandemic-themed TV shows and films during self-isolation
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From 93 Days to Outbreak and The Rain, watch these pandemic-themed TV shows and films during self-isolation

The coronavirus outbreak saw a rise in the viewership of the 2011 sci-fi drama Contagion.

Coronavirus is forcing us to ask some hard questions, are we ready for the answers?
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Coronavirus is forcing us to ask some hard questions, are we ready for the answers?

The pandemic poses wide-ranging ethical challenges for governments, health authorities and workers and the public.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What's the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What's the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?

For weeks, epidemiologists have been calling coronavirus a pandemic and from an epidemiological perspective, WHO’s declaration is overdue.

Coronavirus epidemic: US intelligence agencies voice concern about India's ability to cope with widespread outbreak
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Coronavirus epidemic: US intelligence agencies voice concern about India's ability to cope with widespread outbreak

One source said country's available countermeasures and potential for virus to spread given India's dense population was focus of serious concern

31 children die in 10 days at Muzaffarpur due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome; several others admitted to ICUs
India

31 children die in 10 days at Muzaffarpur due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome; several others admitted to ICUs

At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit.

Saudi Arabia rush in with $66 mn aid as Yemen struggles to tackle cholera outbreak
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Saudi Arabia rush in with $66 mn aid as Yemen struggles to tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.

WHO to declare deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia over on Thursday
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WHO to declare deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia over on Thursday

The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over on Thursday.

Number of Ebola cases has declined, but crisis not over yet, says report
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Number of Ebola cases has declined, but crisis not over yet, says report

The number of Ebola cases might has declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, said a report.