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Tuberculosis control centre in Aleppo is up and running again

Syria, Sep 27 (UNI) The only tuberculosis (TB) control centre in Aleppo governorate is ready to open its doors again.
Damages sustained during the conflict in 2016 forced the centre to close, leaving over 1,000 tuberculosis patients without access to life-saving treatment. Extensive renovations, made possible by a generous donation from the Government of Japan, have allowed the centre to reopen its doors to TB patients in Aleppo and other parts of northern Syria.
The rehabilitation of the TB control centre in Aleppo is timely. Rates of tuberculosis in Syria are increasing, and recent figures show that one third of all TB cases in the country are found in the Aleppo governorate. Lack of access to health care services, poverty and severe overcrowding create conditions ripe for the spread of the disease.
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COVID: US Surgeon General urges parents to vaccinate their children

02 Dec 2021 | 12:53 AM

Washington, Dec 1 (UNI) Vivek Murthy, the Indian-origin US Surgeon General, has urged parents world over to go for the Covid pediatric vaccine after his five-year-old son took the shot.

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Another two UK fawmakers Face probe for failing to declare outside earnings

02 Dec 2021 | 12:38 AM

London, Dec 1 (UNI/Sputnik) Jacob Rees-Mogg and Douglas Ross on Wednesday became the latest British lawmakers to be investigated by the Parliament’s standards committee over allegations that they failed to declare interests related to employment and earnings.

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Bangladesh-US commence bilateral maritime exercise CARAT

02 Dec 2021 | 12:12 AM

Dhaka, Dec 1(UNI) Bangladesh Navy (BN) and the US military personnel kicked off the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise on Wednesday. The exercise will be carried out virtually and in the Bay of Bengal, said the Commander of the US 7th Fleet.

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First positive Omicron case detected in South Africa on November 8 - Report

02 Dec 2021 | 12:08 AM

Johannesburg, Dec 1 (UNI/Sputnik) The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases published a report on Wednesday saying that the first positive case of the Omicron strain was detected in the country on November 8.

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