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UK Government on high alert over 'mystery pneumonia strain' that killed two in Argentina
“pneumonia of unknown origin” was discovered in Argentina and has already killed two people.The unknown virus also infected another three people, who were already in a hospital in Northwest region of Argentina called Tucuman when the two people died, and three others have since contracted the virus, taking the total to six people currently hospitalised.READ MORE: Mystery pneumonia kills two and infects six as officials left baffled by outbreakShockingly, the two people who died, plus five of those in hospital with it, are actually all health care workers.The first cases were reported on August 18, but scientists have already ruled out it being related to Covid, influenza and hantavirus - the exact symptoms are, as yet, unknown to the public.And it is now being monitored by the UK.Speaking exclusively to the Daily Star, Dr Katherine Russell, Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses at UKHSA, said: “We are aware of an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Argentina.“We continue to monitor the situation closely as further information becomes available through the investigations by Argentina’s health authorities.”The epidemic intelligence team at the European Centre for Disease Control has admitted to tracking the cases since Tuesday (August 30), and the World Health Organisation is also keeping an eye on it.However, having been investigated by officials in Argentina, they are already baffled by it.Luis Medina Ruiz, Tucumán’s Minister of Health said: “What these patients have in common is the severe respiratory condition with bilateral pneumonia and compromise in x-ray images very similar to Covid, but that is ruled out, as has cold, influenza of both types A + and B +, Hantavirus and 25 other germs.“We have that
Sickening moment 'assassin' points gun in Argentina vice-president's face 'but it jams' - dailystar.co.uk - Brazil - Argentina
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Sickening moment 'assassin' points gun in Argentina vice-president's face 'but it jams'
dodgy gun failing to fire.While meeting and greeting supporters outside of her home, someone from the tightly-packed crowd pointed a gun in Christina Fernandez de Kirchner's face.The trigger was pulled, a click was heard – but thankfully the gun failed to fire.READ MORE: Mystery pneumonia kills two and infects six as officials left baffled by outbreakIt was later found that the gun was indeed loaded with five bullets, and a 35-year-old Brazilian man was arrested.She was quickly led away from the scene once her security realised what had happened.President Alberto Fernandez addressed the nation via a live television address shortly afterwards.He said: “A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger.“Cristina remains alive because, for a reason not yet technically confirmed, the gun, which contained five bullets, did not fire.“We can disagree, we can have deep disagreements, but hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no chance of violence coexisting with democracy.”Security Minister Anibal Fernandez said: "A person who was identified by those who were close to him who had a gun was detained by the vice-president's security personnel.”The weapon was recovered at the scene, and the police investigation is still on going.Ms Fernandez de Kirchner has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.She is currently on trial for allegedly defrauding the state and for allegedly fraudulently awarding public works contracts in her area of Patagonia.The alleged incidents are said to have taken place during her time as president of the country between 2007 and 2015.She could face 12 years in prison if found guilty, and could also be hit with a lifetime ban from politics.However, she would not
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