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WHO official says “color of the skin” may be reason the crisis in Ethiopia ignored unlike Ukraine
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WHO official says “color of the skin” may be reason the crisis in Ethiopia ignored unlike Ukraine

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said the province of Tigray in Ethiopia is the worst ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the remarks on Wednesday, saying that more than 6 million people in Tigray have endured attacks for nearly two years at the hands of Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. "The humanitarian crisis in Tigray is more than Ukraine without any exaggeration. And, I said this many months ago, maybe the reason is the color of the skin of the people in Tigray." Ghebreyesus, who is a native of Tigray, said the province has been forced into isolation from the rest of the world without electricity, banks, and limited fuel. He added that limited food and medicine have been delivered to to Tigray ...
Last case of Marburg Virus in Ghana has recovered, health officials say
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Last case of Marburg Virus in Ghana has recovered, health officials say

The last known case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Ghana has fully recovered, health officials announced yesterday. Last month, the World Health Organization confirmed there were three cases of the deadly Marburg Virus. Two people infected with the virus reportedly have died -- an adult male and 14-month-old child. In July, the country confirmed the outbreak of Marburg. MVD is a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola. It has been linked to fruit bats. RELATED: Deadly Marburg virus cases confirmed in Ghana Nearly 200 people who came into contact with the three people infected were followed up with by health experts. None of those people have presented any symptoms of the virus, according to Ghana Health Service. Last month's infections were the second time the Marb...