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Second Ebola death in one week reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

Second Ebola death in one week reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

World
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A second Ebola death in the Democratic Republic of Congo was reported Thursday amid a resurgence of the disease. A 60-year-old woman from the Biena health zone, the same area where the first death was reported, became the second person to die of the disease within a week months after the last major outbreak was declared over. Advertisement "It is unfortunate that both cases in the recent outbreak have been discovered after the people have died. What this means is that we are not clear about the magnitude of what we could be dealing with," said Anne-Marie Connor, World Vision's national director to the DRC. The first death was reported on Sunday after the National Institute of Biomedical Research had tested samples taken from a 42-year-old woman who exhibited Ebola-like sy...
Democratic Republic of Congo confirms new Ebola infection

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms new Ebola infection

World
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo some eight months after its last outbreak of the disease was declared over. The World Health Organization said in a statement Sunday that the African nation's ministry of health had diagnosed the deadly disease in Butembo city in North Kivu province where the virus had killed 2,299 people over the last two years ending in June. Advertisement The Butembo branch of the National Institute of Biomedical Research had tested samples taken from a woman who exhibited Ebola-like symptoms after she had sought medical attention and her results came back positive for the disease, which she later died from, the U.N. health body said. The healthy ministry said Sunday the woman died Wednesday and had been...
US Election 2020: Biden is crowned as Democratic nominee

US Election 2020: Biden is crowned as Democratic nominee

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Joe Biden has been officially anointed the Democratic presidential candidate at the party's convention, helped over the line with some glowing testimonials from elder statesmen.Two Democratic former presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Mr Biden.Mr Clinton said President Donald Trump had brought "chaos" to the Oval Office.Mr Trump trails Mr Biden in opinion polls ahead of November's election.The convention is largely virtual, amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it is unclear whether a format of pre-recorded speeches and no live audience will generate the same levels of enthusiasm as the traditional party gatherings. Next week's Republican con...
Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Technology
Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreakBy AARON MORRISON Associated PressMarch 30, 2020, 9:52 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from Massachusetts, said comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the virus that causes COVID-19 does not exist. Over the weekend, cities with large bla...
‘The Daily Show’ to air live Tuesday following fourth Democratic debate

‘The Daily Show’ to air live Tuesday following fourth Democratic debate

Entertainment
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air live Tuesday following the fourth Democratic primary debate for the 2020 presidential election, Comedy Central announced. The live episode, titled Votegasm 2020: The Field Narrows From 10 to...12?, will air at 11 p.m. EDT. Noah's guest will be Alex Wagner, co-host and executive producer of Showtime's The Circus and special correspondent for CBS News. It will mark the 15th time The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has aired live with the late night talk show having also covered the previous 2020 Democratic debates and President Donal Trump's State of the Union Addresses, among other political events. The debate is co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times. It will be broadcasted live at 8 p.m. EDT from Otterbein University in Westerville,...