On Thursday, Cambodian authorities reported the death of an 11-year-old girl from the H5N1 virus and began testing 12 of her contacts. “So far, it is too early to know if it’s human-to-human transmission or exposure to the same environmental conditions,” Briand said from Geneva. “Since H5N1 first emerged in 1996, we have only seen rare and non-sustained transmission of H5N1 to and between humans. Bird flu is a highly infectious strain of avian influenza A virus that can cause severe respiratory disease and death in birds. Several companies that produce seasonal flu vaccines can also make pandemic flu vaccines, it was reported.
ECLAC's 39th session gets underway in Buenos Aires25th Tuesday, October 2022 - 09:24 UTC Full articleECLAC foresees the economies in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 3.2 % in 2022 and 1.4 % in 2023Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs Monday opened the United Nations agency's 39th session in Buenos Aires. ECLAC estimates that 16 countries have not recovered their pre-pandemic GDP levels, Guterres said. Recent ECLAC forecasts show a slowdown in the growth of economic activity, with a significant stagnation of investment. It also recommended increasing investments in key sectors for digital transformation with a doubling, by 2030, of investments in the electronics and IT sectors. Meanwhile, Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero pointed out that inequality challenges us to reduce the gaps between developed and developing countries.4 months ago MercoPress
Chapito Guzmán not to be deported for now7th Saturday, January 2023 - 11:24 UTC Full articleOvidio Guzmán López is wanted in the United States for distributing cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana between 2008 and 2018. A Mexican judge Friday agreed to Ovidio Guzmán's request not to be extradited to the United States. The United States filed the extradition request on September 19, 2019, and offered US$ 5 million for his capture as of December 2021. Ovidio Guzmán López, along with his brother Joaquín Guzmán López, is wanted in the United States for criminal association regarding illicit drugs. According to US health authorities, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin, accounts for numerous overdoses in the United States.2 months ago MercoPress
Brazil's rains: Fishermen bring jerry cans of water to neutralize black market trade22nd Wednesday, February 2023 - 10:38 UTC Full articleFaucet water comes out brown, full of dirt from the landslides. In São Sebastião and Ilhabela, 31 tanker trucks were providing emergency supplies in the places most affected by the rains. Thanks to God, we managed to recover all the fishermen's boats, he went on. Despite the release of traffic, the road shows the marks of the destruction caused by floods and landslides, Agencia Brasil noted. (Source: Agencia Brasil)26 days ago MercoPress