Health

McKinney has first West Nile-positive sample

McKinney has first West Nile-positive sample

So far this year, there have been no reported human cases in Ottawa, but one in Ontario. The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission has found an increase in West Nile virus in portions of Saginaw County. Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah says recent floodwaters in Northern Illinois may produce mosquitoes but those don't carry West Nile virus.


UN Says At Least 80% Children in Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid

UN Says At Least 80% Children in Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid

The UN agency heads underscored that the delivery of food supplements and medical supplies is ongoing, as is the rebuilding of infrastructure, including hospitals, health centers and the water- sanitation network. They are also similarly assisting, with the help of the community, to rebuild the local infrastructure. "This month we are aiming to support 7 million people".


9 key facts about Hepatitis C your doctor wants you to know

9 key facts about Hepatitis C your doctor wants you to know

They not only cause problem for the liver, they lead to a chronic liver problem where people develop abdominal swelling". Hepatitis A and E are short-term, while B and C may become chronic. In order to achieve elimination of hepatitis by 2030, prevention and control practices need to be scaled up to interrupt existing transmission chains.


UK to Ban Gasoline and Diesel Cars

UK to Ban Gasoline and Diesel Cars

However, much of the focus is on plans to end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040, to help tackle air pollution and climate change emissions. Decrease in air quality due to emissions from diesel and petrol vehicles is major environmental risk to public health in the United Kingdom, stated the government.