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Yellow Fever Kills 165, Still Spreading in Darfur

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says 165 people have died of yellow fever in Sudan’s Darfur region over the past three months, and warns the outbreak continues to spread. The resident U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Sudan said Thursday the total number of yellow fever cases in Darfur stands at more than 670, and that it is likely […]

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Hong Kong Declares Scarlet Fever Outbreak

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Health officials in Hong Kong have declared an outbreak of scarlet fever, closing a kindergarten after a five-year-old boy died Tuesday in the city after a week-long illness. Authorities say the boy is the second child in the past three weeks to die from the disease, which mainly affects children between ages 2 and 8. […]