Polio Detected In NYC Wastewater, Health Officials Say

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New York Daily News: By Tim Balk - Polio has been detected in New York City, the state Health Department said Friday, a jarring discovery based on wastewater samples that arrives three weeks after a case emerged in Rockland County. Before the Rockland County case, the US had gone about a decadeÂ... Read more

COVID-19: 116 New Cases, Six In KEMH, None In ICU

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The Ministry of Health reported another 200 positive cases of COVID-19 in the latest round of 3,973 tests, with 84 of the new cases classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days. The additional 116 new cases were classified as either local transmission (51) or under inve... Read more

BHB Employs 38 Students For Summer Student 12-Week Programme

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The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has taken on 38 students for this year's 12-week Summer Student Programme. The programme "provides college and university students an opportunity to gain experience, develop skills, and make important business contacts in their field of interest". Students hir... Read more

COVID-19: Sadly Bermuda Records Four More Coronavirus Deaths, Total Now 148

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Sadly, Bermuda recorded another four COVID-related deaths, taking the total number of lives lost due to this virus up to 148. According to the latest update provided by the Health Ministry, the number of active cases have gone down to 196, with eight people battling COVID-19 in hospital. There ar... Read more

Brazil, Spain Report First Deaths From Monkeypox

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New York Daily News: By Muri Assuncao - Brazil on Friday reported the first known monkeypox-related death outside Africa in the latest outbreak of the disease. Two other fatalities have since been reported in Spain. The Brazilian victim was a 41-year-old man from Uberlândia, about 330 miles nort... Read more

COVID-19 Claims Another Two Lives, 205 Positive Cases, 263 Active, 16 In KEMH

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The Ministry of Health sadly reported another two COVID related deaths, marking 144 deaths since this pandemic began two years ago. "This is sad news, and I extend sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased," said Acting Minister of Health, Jason Hayward. The Ministry re... Read more

Monkeypox Cases In NYC Surpass 1K, Says Health Dept

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New York Daily News: By Michael Gartland - The number of people who’ve tested positive for monkeypox in New York City surpassed 1,000 on Monday — a deeply worrying milestone as the Big Apple continues its efforts to manage that disease and COVID-19 simultaneously. According to the city H... Read more

Two children diagnosed with monkeypox in US, officials say

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Associated Press: NEW YORK, By Mike Stobbe — Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday. One is a toddler in California and the other an infant who is not a US resident but was tested while in Washington, DC, according to the Centers for Disease Co... Read more

WHO Declares Monkeypox A Global Emergency As Infections Continue To Climb

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New York Daily News: By Jessica Schladebeck - Monkeypox is officially an emergency. The World Health Organization has dubbed the quickly growing outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the highest alert level issued by the agency. It’s the first time the WHO has used tha... Read more

Health Ministry First Case Of Monkeypox In Bermuda

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The Ministry of Health today confirmed Bermuda's "first confirmed case of monkeypox" on island. In a statement released this evening, a spokesperson said: "For reasons of confidentiality, the person cannot be identified. However, the patient is in isolation, and the Ministry of Health is investig... Read more