Covid-19: Sweden complains of WHO “error”, which indicates it as a country with “accelerated transmission” | Coronavirus

Sweden did not like to be included in a list of 11 countries in which “accelerated transmission” of SARS-CoV-2 infections “not only led to a significant resurgence, but, if left unattended, will again lead to health on the verge of rupture in Europe, ”according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sweden is mentioned alongside Armenia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.

The person responsible for monitoring the pandemic in Sweden, Anders Tegnell, classified the inclusion on the list as a “complete error” on the part of WHO, who did not take into account, he argued, that the number of tests has increased a lot, and this has also led to the detection greater number of infections. The Swedish healthcare system, he stressed, has never been on the brink of rupture and still is not.

WHO had previously come to speak of Sweden as a model for countries that were beginning to get out of confinement. Emergency expert Mike Ryan said at the end of April that “if we think we have to have a new normal, Sweden can be a model if we want to return to a society without confinement”.

Hans Henri Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, has now joined Sweden with countries that “are at risk of resurgence while adjusting measures.”

Anders Tegnell underlined to Swedish public radio that “the number of cases has increased since we started testing a lot more, last week”, and added: “we can look at all the other parameters that we measure, which is how many serious cases we have, and are decreasing ”.

The Swedish approach has led to much criticism, some accepted by Tegnell, who says that more measures should have been taken to protect the elderly. Along with the criticisms (the American daily New York Times said recently that the country is experiencing what it is like to be a “pariah state”), Stockholm’s policy has also been taken as an example by those who refuse isolation and confinement measures.

The country has the highest death rates per capita de covid-19, but Tegnell and other officials have argued that comparisons of both the number of infected and dead can only be made at the end of the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University (USA), which compiles data from health authorities around the world, Sweden recorded 65,000 infections and 5280 deaths (alongside, Norway recorded 8,828 infections and 249 deaths).

There are several countries that started with good control, such as Israel, but where there are outbreaks and a significant increase in cases. In other countries, the WHO says that although there are outbreaks, they are being controlled, as in Germany or Italy.

The Swedish Government had promised an inquiry into the management of the pandemic when it ended, but announced that it would start doing so before that.

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Is a second wave of coronavirus coming to Europe? – Present

European epidemiologists warn which countries should start preparing for a second wave of covid-19.

The covid-19 outbreak is far from over. The World Health Organization (WHO) points out that it is not long before the 10 million infected people are reached worldwide and there are even countries where the rate of new cases has increased again in recent weeks as restrictions are being lifted. One of the most worrying cases is Germany, but the country.

The second wave of SARS-CoV-2 has been mentioned even before most European countries have reached the peak of the outbreak internally, but no one has ever been able to predict when it would arrive, with the most consensus opinion that it should arrive after summer. But now there are those who say that this second wave may come during the summer months.

The scientific community defines the “wave” – ​​albeit informally – in comparison with the waves of the sea. If the natural waves are counted from the moment the descent of water is replaced by a sudden flood. In the case of viruses, the end of the first “wave” is counted when a peak is reached and then it moves to a situation in which the pandemic is minimally controlled. When there is a systematic increase in cases again, the second wave is mentioned.

Even with a few hundred cases appearing every day in Portugal, a second wave could be talked about, according to researchers from the National Institute of Health Ricardo Jorge. “Since the first Covid-19 case notified in Portugal, the country remains in an epidemic situation”, however, in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) “the trend and the magnitude of the values ​​of the epidemic curve do not allow us exclude – or conclude unequivocally – from a second phase of growth “, the researchers told Lusa.

The researchers say that the containment measures adopted led to a reduction in the rate of transmission of the infection in the community, but did not eliminate the circulation of the virus, allowing “flattening of the epidemic curve”, which is consistent with the continuous occurrence of new cases of disease over time. Hence it is not yet possible to speak of a new wave in Lisbon, but rather the continuation of the first wave of cases. The truth is that Portugal has had more than 700 cases per day (it had up to one day with almost 1,500 new infections) and currently it has been normally above 350, but below 400, with some variations.

However, there are countries that have had the outbreak under control and are now grappling with a large increase in cases. Iran, for example, which lifted restrictions in April, returned to around 3,000 cases a day in the past month after reaching less than 1,000 a day.

Germany is also preparing for a possible second wave after an outbreak in a slaughterhouse in the town of Gütersloh, which has been in confinement since Tuesday. The company had more than 1,500 positive cases of covid-19. However, the German government says it is acting quickly to control the outbreak and this Friday the number of new cases has decreased again, as well as the rate of contagion which stands at 0.59, after having been above 1 , 01 this week. Portugal and Switzerland also have an index above 1.0. But in Germany, new cases increased by 36.7%, while in Switzerland, they were 15.1% compared to the previous week.

The difference is that Portugal has already announced new restrictive measures (mainly in the Greater Lisbon region, where a new outbreak has been reported) and these two other European countries are resisting this decision, trying to control the outbreak without resorting to general confinement.

Maurizio Cecconi, a doctor at the Humanitas University Hospital in Milan, Italy, told the Euronews: “We are ready for second wave patients. What happened at the beginning of the epidemic is that we were taken by surprise”.

In an open letter published in the British Medical Journal, British experts alerted the government of that country to the evidence that indicates that local outbreaks are increasingly likely and a second wave a real risk “.

Jozef Kesecioglu, president of the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine, believes that the second wave is not as serious as the first and says that there is a plan, both at the level of national governments, local governments and hospitals for extra beds .

INSA researchers say that the likelihood of new epidemic waves may be influenced by external factors that favor the spread of the virus, or by the occurrence of genetic changes in the virus that increase its transmission capacity in the human population. “For example, other respiratory viruses, such as the flu virus, circulate with epidemic expression in the autumn and winter months, but it is not yet known whether this will be the case for SARS-CoV-2”, they add.

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Is a second wave of coronavirus coming to Europe? – Present

European epidemiologists warn which countries should start preparing for a second wave of covid-19.

The covid-19 outbreak is far from over. The World Health Organization (WHO) points out that it is not long before the 10 million infected people are reached worldwide and there are even countries where the rate of new cases has increased again in recent weeks as restrictions are being lifted. One of the most worrying cases is Germany, but the country.

The second wave of SARS-CoV-2 has been mentioned even before most European countries have reached the peak of the outbreak internally, but no one has ever been able to predict when it would arrive, with the most consensus opinion that it should arrive after summer. But now there are those who say that this second wave may come during the summer months.

The scientific community defines the “wave” – ​​albeit informally – in comparison with the waves of the sea. If the natural waves are counted from the moment the descent of water is replaced by a sudden flood. In the case of viruses, the end of the first “wave” is counted when a peak is reached and then it moves to a situation in which the pandemic is minimally controlled. When there is a systematic increase in cases again, the second wave is mentioned.

Even with a few hundred cases appearing every day in Portugal, a second wave could be talked about, according to researchers from the National Institute of Health Ricardo Jorge. “Since the first Covid-19 case notified in Portugal, the country remains in an epidemic situation”, however, in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) “the trend and the magnitude of the values ​​of the epidemic curve do not allow us exclude – or conclude unequivocally – from a second phase of growth “, the researchers told Lusa.

The researchers say that the containment measures adopted led to a reduction in the rate of transmission of the infection in the community, but did not eliminate the circulation of the virus, allowing “flattening of the epidemic curve”, which is consistent with the continuous occurrence of new cases of disease over time. Hence it is not yet possible to speak of a new wave in Lisbon, but rather the continuation of the first wave of cases. The truth is that Portugal has had more than 700 cases per day (it had up to one day with almost 1,500 new infections) and currently it has been normally above 350, but below 400, with some variations.

However, there are countries that have had the outbreak under control and are now grappling with a large increase in cases. Iran, for example, which lifted restrictions in April, returned to around 3,000 cases a day in the past month after reaching less than 1,000 a day.

Germany is also preparing for a possible second wave after an outbreak in a slaughterhouse in the town of Gütersloh, which has been in confinement since Tuesday. The company had more than 1,500 positive cases of covid-19. However, the German government says it is acting quickly to control the outbreak and this Friday the number of new cases has decreased again, as well as the rate of contagion which stands at 0.59, after having been above 1 , 01 this week. Portugal and Switzerland also have an index above 1.0. But in Germany, new cases increased by 36.7%, while in Switzerland, they were 15.1% compared to the previous week.

The difference is that Portugal has already announced new restrictive measures (mainly in the Greater Lisbon region, where a new outbreak has been reported) and these two other European countries are resisting this decision, trying to control the outbreak without resorting to general confinement.

Maurizio Cecconi, a doctor at the Humanitas University Hospital in Milan, Italy, told the Euronews: “We are ready for second wave patients. What happened at the beginning of the epidemic is that we were taken by surprise”.

In an open letter published in the British Medical Journal, British experts alerted the government of that country to the evidence that indicates that local outbreaks are increasingly likely and a second wave a real risk “.

Jozef Kesecioglu, president of the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine, believes that the second wave is not as serious as the first and says that there is a plan, both at the level of national governments, local governments and hospitals for extra beds .

INSA researchers say that the likelihood of new epidemic waves may be influenced by external factors that favor the spread of the virus, or by the occurrence of genetic changes in the virus that increase its transmission capacity in the human population. “For example, other respiratory viruses, such as the flu virus, circulate with epidemic expression in the autumn and winter months, but it is not yet known whether this will be the case for SARS-CoV-2”, they add.

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Is a second wave of coronavirus coming to Europe? – Present

European epidemiologists warn which countries should start preparing for a second wave of covid-19.

The covid-19 outbreak is far from over. The World Health Organization (WHO) points out that it is not long before the 10 million infected people are reached worldwide and there are even countries where the rate of new cases has increased again in recent weeks as restrictions are being lifted. One of the most worrying cases is Germany, but the country.

The second wave of SARS-CoV-2 has been mentioned even before most European countries have reached the peak of the outbreak internally, but no one has ever been able to predict when it would arrive, with the most consensus opinion that it should arrive after summer. But now there are those who say that this second wave may come during the summer months.

The scientific community defines the “wave” – ​​albeit informally – in comparison with the waves of the sea. If the natural waves are counted from the moment the descent of water is replaced by a sudden flood. In the case of viruses, the end of the first “wave” is counted when a peak is reached and then it moves to a situation in which the pandemic is minimally controlled. When there is a systematic increase in cases again, the second wave is mentioned.

Even with a few hundred cases appearing every day in Portugal, a second wave could be talked about, according to researchers from the National Institute of Health Ricardo Jorge. “Since the first Covid-19 case notified in Portugal, the country remains in an epidemic situation”, however, in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) “the trend and the magnitude of the values ​​of the epidemic curve do not allow us exclude – or conclude unequivocally – from a second phase of growth “, the researchers told Lusa.

The researchers say that the containment measures adopted led to a reduction in the rate of transmission of the infection in the community, but did not eliminate the circulation of the virus, allowing “flattening of the epidemic curve”, which is consistent with the continuous occurrence of new cases of disease over time. Hence it is not yet possible to speak of a new wave in Lisbon, but rather the continuation of the first wave of cases. The truth is that Portugal has had more than 700 cases per day (it had up to one day with almost 1,500 new infections) and currently it has been normally above 350, but below 400, with some variations.

However, there are countries that have had the outbreak under control and are now grappling with a large increase in cases. Iran, for example, which lifted restrictions in April, returned to around 3,000 cases a day in the past month after reaching less than 1,000 a day.

Germany is also preparing for a possible second wave after an outbreak in a slaughterhouse in the town of Gütersloh, which has been in confinement since Tuesday. The company had more than 1,500 positive cases of covid-19. However, the German government says it is acting quickly to control the outbreak and this Friday the number of new cases has decreased again, as well as the rate of contagion which stands at 0.59, after having been above 1 , 01 this week. Portugal and Switzerland also have an index above 1.0. But in Germany, new cases increased by 36.7%, while in Switzerland, they were 15.1% compared to the previous week.

The difference is that Portugal has already announced new restrictive measures (mainly in the Greater Lisbon region, where a new outbreak has been reported) and these two other European countries are resisting this decision, trying to control the outbreak without resorting to general confinement.

Maurizio Cecconi, a doctor at the Humanitas University Hospital in Milan, Italy, told the Euronews: “We are ready for second wave patients. What happened at the beginning of the epidemic is that we were taken by surprise”.

In an open letter published in the British Medical Journal, British experts alerted the government of that country to the evidence that indicates that local outbreaks are increasingly likely and a second wave a real risk “.

Jozef Kesecioglu, president of the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine, believes that the second wave is not as serious as the first and says that there is a plan, both at the level of national governments, local governments and hospitals for extra beds .

INSA researchers say that the likelihood of new epidemic waves may be influenced by external factors that favor the spread of the virus, or by the occurrence of genetic changes in the virus that increase its transmission capacity in the human population. “For example, other respiratory viruses, such as the flu virus, circulate with epidemic expression in the autumn and winter months, but it is not yet known whether this will be the case for SARS-CoV-2”, they add.

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Infection expert Farrar warns of a second corona wave in autumn


“Learning from Germany”: Employees of the British health service NHS take part in the “Clapping for the NHS” campaign
Image: Reuters

Germany can be proud of the containment of the corona epidemic so far, says Jeremy Farrar in an interview. But until all seven billion people are vaccinated, everyone remains vulnerable.

Singapore-born Briton Jeremy Farrar is one of the most influential infection experts and epidemiologists in the world. As a scientist and as a tropical doctor, he has accompanied bird and swine flu and Sars in Asia, he was responsible for the development work for vaccines against dengue and ebola at the World Health Organization and advised the federal government until last year. Farrar is now the director of the British Wellcome Trust, the second largest private funding organization for biomedical research after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Joachim Müller-Jung

Editor in the feature section, responsible for the “Nature and Science” department.

Mr. Farrar, the initial horror of Sars-CoV-2 seems to have disappeared with many. Is that justified?

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WHO: Corona may always live with us

Ryan added that there is still hope, along with developing immunity, to develop an effective vaccine, but until then, the production and distribution of doses worldwide to individuals ready for immunization will require “a tremendous amount of work.”

He said: “Each of these steps is fraught with challenges,” according to what the Associated Press reported.

For her part, Maria Van Kirkhov, WHO Technical Officer for Covid-19, acknowledged that some people “feel some despair” but indicated that stopping the virus even without possible medical interventions.

“The path of this outbreak is in our hands. We have seen some countries keep the virus under control,” she said.

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Dr. explained. “This virus may not disappear,” Michael Ryan told a news conference on Wednesday, and said the number of people infected with Covid-19 is now relatively low.

Without a vaccine, he said, it could take years for people to develop sufficient levels of immunity to the virus.

Ryan noted that the risks related to Covid-19 disease, which is the respiratory disease caused by the emerging coronavirus, are still significant at “national, regional and global levels.”

He said: “I think it is important to clarify that. This virus may become another epidemic virus in our societies,” noting that previously emerging diseases such as HIV have never disappeared, but effective treatments have been developed to allow people to cope with the disease.

Ryan added that there is still hope, along with developing immunity, to develop an effective vaccine, but until then, the production and distribution of doses worldwide to individuals ready for immunization will require “a tremendous amount of work.”

He said: “Each of these steps is fraught with challenges,” according to what the Associated Press reported.

For her part, Maria Van Kirkhov, WHO Technical Officer for Covid-19, acknowledged that some people “feel some despair” but indicated that stopping the virus even without possible medical interventions.

“The path of this outbreak is in our hands. We have seen some countries keep the virus under control,” she said.

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Egypt has over 10 thousand cases of corona… two positive numbers of deaths, Walt

08:59 PM

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Books – Ashraf Jihad and Ahmed Jumaa:

For the second day in a row, the daily index of Corona injuries in Egypt stabilized below 350 daily injuries, two days after rising to a record near 500.

Today, the Ministry of Health and Population registered 347 new cases that proved positive for its laboratory analyzes of (Covid-19), one more than yesterday. This brought the total injuries in Egypt to 10093, yet deaths and recovery recorded two positive numbers for the first time.

Egypt recorded the first thousand injuries after 51 days, then the second thousand after 8 days, and the time period continued to decrease successively, as it reached 6 days to register the third and fourth thousand, and 4 days to register the fifth and sixth thousand, and 3 days from the seventh to the ninth, then two days Only to reach 10 thousand injuries.

The Mortality Index continued its stability for the fourth consecutive day, recording 11 new deaths today, bringing the average death rate during this period to 10, down from May 8, which recorded 21 cases.

The overall death rate continued to decrease against the total injuries to 5.3%, given that 544 deaths were recorded among 10093 injuries, after it was 7.5% until a week ago, due to the large increase in the number of new infections, reaching for the first time to the average rate Worldwide deaths recorded by the World Health Organization are 5.3%, according to Dr. Amjad al-Khouli, WHO’s epidemiologist.

Khaled Mujahid, media advisor to the Ministry of Health, told Masrawy earlier that 30% of all deaths died before arriving at the isolation hospitals, and 25% of them died in the first 48 hours of their presence in the hospital, and that the vast majority of deaths are over 50 years old, and they suffer From chronic diseases or tumors.

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Today, the recovery index achieved its best performance since the beginning of the crisis, with 154 patients discharged from isolation and quarantine hospitals, after receiving the necessary medical care and recovery, the largest number recorded after May 5, which recorded the recovery of 98 cases, bringing the total to 2075 recoverers.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health, the number of cases whose laboratory results have shifted from positive to negative increased to 2811 cases, including 2075 recoverers.

According to the WHO guidelines, there are still 7,223 cases in isolation hospitals and quarantine places.

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An unprecedented jump .. Health: 495 cases of “corona” were recorded .. and 21 cases

06:21 PM

Friday 08 May 2020

Books- Ahmad Juma:

Today, Friday, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that 58 of those infected with the Coronavirus have been discharged from isolation and quarantine hospitals, all Egyptians, after receiving necessary medical care and recovery according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, bringing the total of those recovering from the virus to 1945 cases until today.

Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the Ministry’s official spokesman, said that the number of cases whose laboratory results have been converted from positive to negative for Corona virus (Covid-19) rose to 2416 cases, including the 1945 recovered.

He added that 495 new cases have been proven positive for laboratory analyzes of the virus, including two foreigners, as part of the Ministry’s surveillance and investigation procedures, according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, pointing to the death of 21 new cases.

Mujahid said that all recorded cases of HIV positive in isolation and quarantine hospitals are subject to medical care, according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization.

“Mujahid” stated that the total number registered in Egypt with the new Corona virus until today, Friday, is 8476 cases, including 1945 cases that were cured and discharged from isolation and quarantine hospitals, and 503 deaths.

In this regard, Mujahid revealed that there are a number of governorates that have recorded a noticeable decrease in the incidence of injuries in them compared to their rates in the last two weeks, which are Damietta, South Sinai, Port Said, and the Red Sea, due to the awareness of citizens and their commitment to preventive measures, while the rate of occurrence of injuries increased from their rates during The same period in other governorates due to the failure of citizens in these governorates to take preventive measures.

Mujahid stressed the need to adhere to social separation, reduce contact and adhere to preventive measures, in addition to drinking plenty of fluids in the period between iftar and suhoor, and ensure a healthy diet that strengthens the immune system, calling on citizens, especially during the last two weeks of the holy month of Ramadan, before Eid Al Fitr. The need to modify the behaviors we are used to by not wasting shopping, reducing gatherings, and when going out of necessity all precautions must be taken, wearing masks, washing hands constantly or rubbing them with alcohol, to reduce the chances of infection with the virus.

He pointed out that in the event of any symptoms, please promptly go to the nearest chest hospital or fevers to receive the necessary medical care. He also stressed the allocation of the hot lines 105 and 15335 to receive citizens ’inquiries, and can also communicate through WhatsApp or the Ministry’s mobile application.

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If you want to protect yourself from Corona, read Surat Noah 3363 times … in a new episode of “Al-Hadawah”

The new episode of the Haddawat program discusses the methods of the Salafi Group in confronting and eliminating epidemics, by reviewing the way they dealt with the black plague that struck Egypt in 1347 AD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_KYFs6dTz8

During this period, the epidemic broke out, and the streets and mosques were filled with corpses, to the extent that people were unable to count the dead.

At that time, the Salafist Group considered various tricks to limit the spread of the epidemic, and one of them suggested reading Sahih Bukhara completely as an exempted reason to eliminate the disease, according to what Al-Maqrizi tells us in his book Relief of the Mother by revealing the cloud

However, the attempt was unsuccessful and another trick came, which is that nearly 40 men from the nobles meet and read the available Qur’an from the Friday prayer until the afternoon prayer. Also, the attempt fails and the epidemic continues to claim more lives.

Until Ibn Katheer narrated to us in his book The Beginning and the End that one of them asked people to read the distributors of Surah Noah 3363 times, given that the Holy Messenger asked him to do so, and the result was that the epidemic continued to claim more lives and eliminated 200,000 people in Cairo alone.

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Global health calls for “important action” in anticipation of new epidemics

He said, “Prevention is not only better than recovery, but also less expensive.”

Tedros considered that the Covid-19 epidemic that has killed more than 250,000 people in the world since its emergence at the end of December in China, “highlighted the importance of building strong national and local health systems, which will be a basis for global health security and global medical coverage.”

He also said: “If we had learned something from Covid-19, it is that investing in health today will save lives tomorrow. History will not only judge us for our ability to overcome this epidemic, but also for the lessons that we have taken and the steps we have taken.”

He mentioned that if the epidemic is retreating in western Europe, then it will continue to spread in several regions of the world, especially where the health system is extremely weak and may not exist, referring especially to Africa, Southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean.

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“As we strive to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic, we must also intensify our efforts in preparation for the (future) epidemic,” said Tidros Adanum Gebresos, WHO Director-General, at an online news conference.

“We cannot continue to search for financing amid a state of panic,” he added from Geneva, noting that the World Health Organization, NGOs and countries are stepping up their initiatives to secure the funds necessary to develop, produce and distribute an anti-vaccine as well as to screen individuals and treat injured people.

Tedros said that the world spends 7 billion dollars annually in the health sector, or about 10 percent of the countries ’GDP, and despite this, more than 5 billion people will not receive basic health services in 2030, and this includes therapists, essential medicines and drinking water in hospitals.

He continued: “These gaps not only harm the health of individuals, families and societies, but also endanger global security and economic development,” stressing the need to establish a solid infrastructure of primary treatment mechanisms that are accessible to the population.

He said, “Prevention is not only better than recovery, but also less expensive.”

Tedros considered that the Covid-19 epidemic that has killed more than 250,000 people in the world since its emergence at the end of December in China, “highlighted the importance of building strong national and local health systems, which will be a basis for global health security and global medical coverage.”

He also said: “If we had learned something from Covid-19, it is that investing in health today will save lives tomorrow. History will not only judge us for our ability to overcome this epidemic, but also for the lessons that we have taken and the steps we have taken.”

He mentioned that if the epidemic is retreating in western Europe, then it will continue to spread in several regions of the world, especially where the health system is extremely weak and may not exist, referring especially to Africa, Southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean.

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