Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’
Scientists from UCLA found swine flu (or H1N1) is becoming common place in many African villages. In one village in Cameroon, 89% of the animals were infected with the virus. The discovery has researchers concerned because the more the virus mixes in pigs, the higher the chance it will mutate into a strand highly fatal [...]
The most recent update from the World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of e. coli cases in Germany and France is “much diminished.” It concluded “the [most recent] figures reflect some delayed reporting, and the evidence indicates the outbreak, which took 50 lives in Germany alone, is nearly over.” Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, meanwhile, [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 5 new cases of avian influenza (or “bird flu”) in Egypt, 3 of which were fatal. The cases were scattered across the country, and are all believed to have resulted from exposure to infected poultry. They were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory. Avian influenza first [...]
Political turmoil in the Middle East and natural disasters in Japan have shown the wisdom in adding emergency evacuation clauses to expatriate insurance plans, notes The Telegraph. The challenging nature of emergency evacuations has in turn led both medical assistance firms and insurance companies to team with private security contractors. Three years ago the UK’s [...]
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