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Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa's COVID-19 inoculation drive

NAIROBI (Reuters) – When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against […]

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Follow-up probe of virus origins expected – WHO's Tedros

FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the opening of the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout/File PhotoGENEVA (Reuters) – Experts examining the origins of the coronavirus first identified in China will follow […]

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WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak likely from human source

FILE PHOTO: Children come forward to get their feet disinfected after a Red Cross worker explained that they are spraying bleach, and not spraying the village with the Ebola virus, in Forecariah January 30, 2015, REUTERS/Misha HussainGENEVA (Reuters) – Guinea’s current Ebola outbreak is likely to have been sparked by a latent infection in the […]

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Three new Ebola cases confirmed in Congo, two in Guinea

FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland//File PhotoGOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in […]

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First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

ACCRA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world’s poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates.FILE PHOTO: A test tube labelled “vaccine” in front of an AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationA […]

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Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000 on Thursday, with 3,341,197 confirmed infections, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources. The region has seen fewer deaths than Europe, Latin America and North America, although South Africa has been hardest hit, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in Africa. Source: […]