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Salmonella infections in 8 states could be tied to wild songbirds, CDC says

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Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections have occurre...

Health care in Brazil’s Amazonas state in ‘collapse’ as Covid-19 infections surge

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Hospitals in Brazil's largest state, Amazonas, are facing a crisis situation amid surging coronavirus infections, as oxygen supplies run short and hundreds of people wait in line for a hospital bed. Brazilian Health...

California activates ‘mass fatality’ program over rising Covid-19 infections, buys more body bags

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The day after California began its Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the state activated its "mass fatality" program, including the purchase of 5,000 body bags. In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the ...

De Blasio says New York could face another shutdown due to rising Covid-19 infections

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New York New York could face another shutdown because of a dangerous second wave of Covid-19 infections, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. "We're seeing the kind of level of infection with the coronavirus we haven't ...

Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces billions more in stimulus

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Tuesday that a second wave of the coronavirus was compromising Canada's economic recovery and pledged more than $ 77 billion more in stimulus. "This will be a si...

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, put into lockdown as infections soar

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Toronto, Canada's largest city, was placed into lockdown for 28 days on Friday, with officials shutting shops, businesses and restaurants and banning indoor gatherings to curb a growing spike in Covid-19 cases. The ...

‘We can’t keep it out’: Two dozen people died of Covid-19 in a Kentucky veterans center as infections in the community surged

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At least 24 veterans have died of Covid-19 and more than 80 have been infected since an outbreak last month at Kentucky's Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, the state's governor said Friday. Of the total 86 infections i...

Texas becomes the first US state with more than 1 million Covid-19 infections

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Texas has now surpassed one million Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University -- becoming the first US state to record such a staggering number of cases. T...