Tag Archives: Case

One new NSW case as ire over borders grows

The Queensland government’s “ridiculous” decision to keep Sydney on the border blacklist has enraged tourism operators, who say there is little point reopening only to parts of NSW. The premier state recorded no new virus cases on Friday and only a single new infection on Saturday but the sustained trend of low cases wasn’t enough… Read More »

Nikita Tomar Murder Case and Actor Malvi Malhotra’s Stabbing; Two Gruesome Incidents Point Towards Larger Issue: Can Men Not Handle Rejection?

Watching through or rather even skimming through news updates these days, presents the unfortunate reality of how girls in the country are far from safe. Two recent examples from today – a gruesome murder of college student Nikita Tomar in broad daylight at Faridabad, Haryana and actor Malvi Malhotra being stabbed four times by producer Yogesh Kumar in Mumbai. While… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

WHO says COVID-19 coronavirus ‘not yet’ a pandemic, while Canada diagnoses 11th case

Canada has done a decent job of detecting patients arriving with the novel coronavirus, but COVID-19 is going to become more difficult to contain as it spreads globally, the country’s chief medical officer said. Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization said that while it’s still too early to declare COVID-19 a pandemic, the… Read More »

Second case of unintended HIV transmission during HIV cure study prompts questions about PrEP provision

A second case of HIV transmission from someone interrupting their HIV therapy as part of a cure study has been published. The report, by Dr Ainoa Ugarte, Dr Lorna Leal and colleagues from Barcelona University Hospital (Ugarte reference below) has prompted discussion about whether the HIV-negative partners of people involved in studies that feature so-called analytical treatment interruptions… Read More »

China’s Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat… Read More »