Pharma official: Anti-microbial resistance larger than COVID-19 crisis

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a looming crisis and potentially “even larger than the COVID-19” pandemic, the CEO of one of the few remaining antibiotic producers with a manufacturing presence in the EU told EURACTIV in an interview. Rex Clements, the Read More …

Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID fight

Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa. The Read More …

Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia

Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered human-to-human transmission of a rare virus in Bolivia belonging to a family of viruses that can cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola. The news is a reminder that Read More …

French prosecutors launch four probes into handling of COVID-19 pandemic

French prosecutors announced on Tuesday that they have launched four separate probes into the authorities’ management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes five months after prosecutors began a widespread preliminary investigation after receiving hundreds of complaints. The four probes Read More …

‘Great day for humanity’: Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine over 90% effective

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE BNTX.O are the first drugmakers to release successful data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine. The companies said they have so far found no serious safety concerns and expect to seek Read More …

Monkeypox – Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news, 1 October 2020

From 1 January through 13 September 2020, a total of 4,594 suspected cases of monkeypox, including 171 deaths (case fatality ratio 3.7%), have been reported in 127 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the Democratic Republic of Read More …

Covid crisis at Britain’s food plants: 75 staff test positive at chicken factory in Norfolk is latest of FORTY outbreaks at processing sites across UK

A huge chicken factory in Norfolk has been forced to close and 350 families have been put into isolation after 75 workers tested positive for coronavirus. Banham Poultry in the village of Attleborough has voluntarily agreed to close its cutting room following Read More …