Health

Measles spread to southern Minnesota county

Measles spread to southern Minnesota county

Minnesota health officials say the number of measles cases rose by four over the weekend and the highly contagious disease has now moved into a southern Minnesota county. It urges the recipient to bring their child in as soon as possible. Officials have called on people with measles to voluntarily avoid contact with other people for 21 days.



Ransomware: RBI asks banks to follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack

The head of the European Union police agency said yesterday the cyber assault hit 200000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number would grow when people returned to work today. Department of Defence, Walmart and the Chinese army. "We've never seen anything like this", he said. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks your computer screen and prevents you from accessing your computer until you pay a ransom - which involves giving away money or your password.


FDA approves second drug to treat ALS

FDA approves second drug to treat ALS

The trial results showed ALS patients treated with edaravone had less functional loss at 6 months compared to the placebo group with a between group difference of 2.49 +/- 0.76 (P =.001). While the approval of a new ALS treatment offers new option for those with the condition, it does not provide a cure for the disease, which affects about 12,000 to 15,000 Americans, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .


Second case of Ebola virus confirmed by WHO

Second case of Ebola virus confirmed by WHO

Three of the cases have been fatal, including the man suspected of being the first victim. Speaking to LEADERSHIP in a phone Interview, the Director of Communications, Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Akinola Boade said the federal government has also given a directive to port health officials to step up inspection activities and to report any sick person or suspects to ensure that the State Epidemiologist in the states is immediately alerted and relevant tests conducted.



Five Boko Haram commanders freed in exchange for 82 Chibok girls

The released Chibok girls were due to arrive in Abuja on Sunday (yesterday). Military and civilian militia sources in the town of Banki, on the border with Cameroon, said the girls had left for Borno state capital Maiduguri on board six military helicopters at 6:10am.