Medical Health Cluster


Chocolate Easter Eggs Linked to Global Salmonella Outbreak

Following a rapid outbreak assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), some chocolate eggs and other chocolate products made in Belgium have been linked to a multi-country salmonella outbreak prompting a major food recall. The products have also been recalled in US and Canada. Chocolate products made by Ferrero in […]

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Global policies on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy vary widely by country according to new online tracker

Johns Hopkins project provides worldwide snapshot of policies influencing access to COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant and lactating people Although pregnant people are at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 disease and death, countries around the world vary widely in their policies on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, with 41 countries recommending against […]

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Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

Overall COVID-19 Vaccination Status by Country | Maps and charts provided by CDC, data provided by Our World in Data and CDC – for the most up to date vaccination data for the United States, visit the Vaccinations in the US page. The Global COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard tracks the progress of COVID-19 vaccination by […]

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Global Variants Report

Countries that have reported variants of SARS-CoV-2. A new SARS-CoV-2 variant has one or more mutations that differentiate it from predominant virus variants already circulating among the general population. Variants are expected to occur as viruses are constantly changing. Surveillance can help investigate how some variants may impact COVID-19 disease […]

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Variantes del coronavirus: por qué la escasa vigilancia del virus en América Latina puede convertirse en un problema global

Brasil vive uno de los peores momentos de la pandemia, con un creciente número de contagios y muertes a causa de la covid-19. El aumento en los casos en los últimos días se ha atribuido en parte a la propagación de una variante altamente contagiosa del virus, llamada P.1, que […]

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