October 25, 2014
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  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's polio immunization coverage 'satisfactory'

    Following an alert issued by the World Health Organization on Monday over the international spread of wild poliovirus, the Buenos Aires province Health Assistance Director Luis Crovetto brought calm to society here saying Argentina had "satisfactory immunization coverage” against the disease.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    Canada to ship experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO in Geneva

    The Canadian government will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva beginning on Monday, the Public Health Agency of Canada has said.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    WHO lifts Ebola death toll to at least 2,296

    The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000

    The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    WHO promises Ebola response review 'after outbreak is over'

    The World Health Organization promised today that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge it had failed to do enough.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    WHO withdraws staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    As death toll rises, WHO warns Ebola could infect 20,000 people

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said adding it could infect more than 20,000 people.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    WHO urges use of blood-derived drugs against Ebola, backs vaccine trials

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said experts had agreed that blood-derived drug therapies and serum from survivors may be used for treatment of Ebola virus, and called for investment in the experimental drugs.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic rises to 1,427

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 deaths out of 2,615 known cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    WHO approves use of experimental drugs in Ebola outbreak

    It is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines to people infected or at risk in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, a World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled, but cautioned supplies will be limited.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    WHO request Ebola-hit countries to screen all departing travellers

    Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Liberian police open fire against people trying to break out of quarantine

    Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break out of a quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Ebola death toll rises to 932, WHO Committee gathers in Geneva

    The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from August 2 to August 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. The WHO Emergency Committee regarding Ebola is gathered in Geneve for a two-day meeting to discuss the epidemic.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Sierra Leone army blockades Ebola areas, Liberia declares emergency

    The army has blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Ebola death toll rises by 29 to 961, WHO says

    The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa stood at 961 people as of Aug 6, with 29 deaths reported on Aug 5-6, the World Health Organization said today.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3 million people in 2012

    More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said today, as it called on governments to do more to limit the damage.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Ebola epidemic 'out of control' in West Africa

    An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it from spreading further, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said today.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    WHO chief says Ebola out of control: 'Consequences could be catastrophic'

    "This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a meeting in Guinea's capital Conakry.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Polluted air caused 7 million deaths in 2012

    Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    WHO says superbugs a serious threat worldwide

    The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world, United Nations officials have said.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    WHO issues an alert over spread of polio

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus -that causes poliomyelitis after detecting cases in over twelve countries in the last six months.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

    The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as its "high acute toxicity."

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Six new cases of MERS virus hit Saudi Arabia

    Another five people in Saudi Arabia and one in the United Arab Emirates have become infected with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, the World Health Organisation has said.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Birth control type tied to time between pregnancies

    Women using intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other types of long-term reversible birth control after having a baby are less likely to get pregnant again quickly, a new study suggests.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report

    More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organization report said.

  • 22/06/2013 | World

    New death from SARS-like coronavirus MERS as health experts meet

    Saudi Arabia said another person had died of the SARS-like coronavirus MERS, and six new cases were registered, as international experts gather in Cairo to discuss the epidemic.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    WHO sets up emergency committee on MERS virus

    The World Health Organization is forming an emergency committee of international experts to prepare for a possible worsening of the Middle East coronavirus (MERS), which has killed 40 people, WHO flu expert Keiji Fukuda said.

  • 19/05/2013 | World

    Saudi Arabia has another case of new coronavirus: WHO

    Saudi Arabia has reported another case of infection in a concentrated outbreak of a new strain of a virus that emerged in the Middle East last year and spread into Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Saudi Arabia says one more dead from MERS coronavirus

    One more person has died and two more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus, MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said.

  • 18/06/2013 | World

    WHO urges tougher food marketing rules to curb childhood obesity

    The marketing of unhealthy foods to children has proven "disastrously effective", driving obesity by using cheap social media channels to promote fat-, salt- and sugar-laden foods, the World Health Organisation's Europe office said.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer, WHO says

    Diesel engine exhaust fumes cause cancer in humans and belong in the same potentially deadly category as asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said today.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    WHO says no poultry contact in some China bird flu cases

    The World Health Organization said today that a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China have had no history of contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about the virus that has killed 16 people to date.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    WHO says new bird strain is 'one of the most lethal' flu viruses

    A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said today.

  • 07/07/2011 | World

    WHO urges countries to intensify war against tobacco

    More than a billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packs but too many countries are still not doing enough to cut smoking rates, the World Health Organization said on today.

  • 14/07/2011 | World

    Flu vaccine production to double by 2015, WHO says

    Global production of seasonal flu vaccine is expected to double to 1.7 billion doses by 2015, with 11 new manufacturers coming onstream in developing countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Tuberculosis cases decline for first time ever, WHO says

    The number of people falling ill with tuberculosis declined last year for the first time while the death toll from the disease reached its lowest level in a decade, the World Health Organization said.

  • 16/03/2011 | World

    WHO says food contamination affects only surrounding areas

    The risk of the contamination of food products from nuclear radiation in Japan is limited to the specific area surrounding the damaged nuclear plant, according to a source from the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • 31/05/2011 | World

    WHO says cell phone use possibly carcinogenic

    Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of certain types of brain cancer in humans and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Organization (WHO) cancer experts said today.

  • 04/07/2011 | World

    Evidence 'increasingly against' phone cancer risk

    Despite a recent move to classify mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic, the scientific evidence increasingly points away from a link between their use and brain tumors, according to a new study.

  • 10/10/2014 | Latin America

    First suspected case of Ebola in Brazil puts Latin America on alert

    A 47-year-old man was transferred today to a Rio de Janeiro hospital, in Brazil, one day after being hospitalized at an emergency unit in Paraná southern region with symptoms of Ebola virus.

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