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South Africa Faces Rising Concerns with Second Mpox Death in a Week

South Africa Faces Rising Concerns with Second Mpox Death in a Week

Felix Harbour
13 Jun 2024

South Africa's health ministry reports a second mpox death this week. A 38-year-old man from KwaZulu-Natal succumbed to the disease, making it the second fatality in a week. The total number of cases has risen to six, all severe. Efforts include rapid deployment of Tecovirimat treatment to combat a potential outbreak.

UK Proposes £2 Million Compensation for Infected Blood Victims Amid NHS Scandal

UK Proposes £2 Million Compensation for Infected Blood Victims Amid NHS Scandal

Felix Harbour
22 May 2024

The UK government has unveiled a compensation plan for victims affected by contaminated blood products and transfusions within the NHS from 1970 to 1991. Potential payouts could exceed £2 million per person based on individual criteria. This follows a damning public inquiry report that revealed a cover-up and significant risks to victims. Over 30,000 individuals were infected, with around 3,000 deceased. Family members are also eligible for compensation.