Infant syphilis cases are skyrocketing in Canada amid health care failures

TORONTO, March 31 (Reuters) – The number of babies born with syphilis in Canada is rising much faster than in the United States or Europe. the public health system for indigenous peoples. While syphilis has seen a global resurgence in the past five years, Canada is an outlier among wealthy nations in terms of its … Read more

Kamala Harris announces Tanzania trade boost on Africa tour

DAR ES SALAAM, March 30 (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans to boost trade and investment in Tanzania during a visit there on Thursday, part of an African tour aimed at strengthening ties with a continent where China and Russia are increasingly in control. Harris began her trip in Ghana on Sunday … Read more

WHO is reviewing COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for the Omicron era

March 28 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has updated its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting healthy children and adolescents may not necessarily need a shot, but older high-risk groups should get a booster between 6 to 12 months after their last vaccine. The UN agency said the aim … Read more

Covid-like virus is found lurking in UK bats

Bats in Britain are harboring a Covid-like virus that has the potential to spill over to humans, experts warn. The never-before-seen coronavirus would need just a few “adaptations” to pose a threat to humans, the team of researchers, including a prominent government adviser, said. The pathogen, dubbed RhGB07, was one of two new viruses unearthed … Read more

Vaccine makers make bird flu shot for humans ‘just in case’; wealthy nations lay down supplies

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Some of the world’s leading makers of flu vaccines say they could make hundreds of millions of bird flu shots for humans within months if a new strain of bird flu ever jumps the species divide. A current outbreak of bird flu, known as H5N1 clade, has killed a … Read more

New symptom linked to COVID, ‘face blindness’

The list of symptoms that can affect long-term COVID sufferers just got a little longer, and a little more mysterious: Researchers are reporting a case of “face blindness” related to the syndrome. The condition, known medically as prosopagnosia, causes a very specific disorder: difficulty distinguishing one face from another. Even the once familiar face of … Read more