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EGYPT: Egypt investigates strawberry link to hepatitis A cases in U.S.

August 2016 foodsafetynews; Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with hepatitis A. Ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said media reports from Virginia sparked the inquiry. He said Egypt has not received any official request from any U.S. government agency. Virginia …

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NIGERIA:Health Minister Lauds Fidson on New Factory

August 2016 ThisDay; The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has commended Fidson Healthcare Plc for its newly constructed multi-billion naira state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and reaffirmed federal government’s support for local pharmaceutical manufacturing, saying with the new facility, the company deserves the support and patronage from government and other stakeholders. …

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USA:Expect your health insurance costs to rise in 2017

August cnbc; You’ll pay a little more for your workplace health insurance plan next year. Health insurance premiums will increase by 5 percent in 2017 for employees, according to a recent study from the National Business Group on Health, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents large employers. That’s about on par with …

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NAMIBIA: Cats Feed On Human Flesh At Windhoek Central Hospital

August Namibian; FERAL cats have invaded the Windhoek Central Hospital, forcing the management to keep bags containing amputated body parts in cages. FERAL cats have invaded the Windhoek Central Hospital, forcing the management to keep bags containing amputated body parts in cages. The health ministry has had to capture some of the …

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NIGERIA:’ICT Contributes to Improved Healthcare Delivery’

August 2016 ThisDay; The invention of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has contributed immensely to Healthcare delivery in the world. Indeed, it had contributed to the feat achieved by medical personnel in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases in Nigeria, according to speakers and experts in the field of medicine and science. …

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