Tag Archives: contagious disease

Poliovirus type 2 found in wastewater in Gaza Strip

A poliovirus variant has been discovered in six wastewater samples in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, two cities in southern and central Gaza. Gaza’s Health Ministry called it a “health disaster” in a Facebook post on Friday. The tests, conducted in collaboration with UNICEF, detected the presence of poliovirus type 2, which causes the disease polio. Gaza officials said …

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Head of National Microbiology Laboratory resigns after scientist safety scandal

The head of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg has announced he is stepping down to continue his medical work and accept a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, CBC News has learned. Since 2020, Dr. Guillaume Poliquin has overseen Canada’s only Level 4 virology facility, which is equipped to handle the most serious and …

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How to avoid getting sick this summer

This article is republished from The conversation under one Creative Commons license. As the flowers bloom and temperatures rise, many are eager to get outside again. But even though the sun is shining, there is a dark side that can make the outdoors not so great. Gangs of germs lurk in the woods, in the soil, in the water and …

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