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  • 06/06/2011 | World

    EU may agree aid for farmers hurt by E.coli outbreak

    European Union farm ministers will try tomorrow to agree financial aid for fruit and vegetable producers whose sales have been hit by an E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed at least 22 lives in Europe.

  • 10/06/2011 | World

    E.coli found in bean spout package, German officials say

    German authorities said they detected the deadly E.coli strain in a bean sprout package from the organic farm under in Lower Saxony, which had already been under investigation.

  • 11/06/2011 | World

    German officials see no E.coli fault at organic farm

    Officials investigating an organic farm in northern Germany said today they do not expect to take legal action against it for causing an E.coli outbreak that has killed at least 31 people.

  • 28/01/2012 | Latin America

    Fire kills 26 patients at rehab centre in Peru

    At least 26 people died and twelve were injured today, after a fire broke out in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima, the Health minister in Peru, Alberto Tejada informed.

  • 14/07/2012 | Latin America

    Cuba says cholera outbreak not spreading

    Cuba said that a cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba is diminishing and has not spread to other parts of the country.

  • 06/10/2012 | World

    Deadly meningitis outbreak spreads to eighth US state

    A widening outbreak of fungal meningitis has spread to Minnesota, which reported two cases to become the eighth US state affected, officials said.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    US meningitis deaths rise, prompting call for tighter drug rules

    A rare US outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said.

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    Meningitis outbreak expands to 15 states with Pennsylvania case

    A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections expanded to 15 states as Pennsylvania reported its first case of the disease that has killed 15 people nationwide.

  • 16/10/2012 | World

    Feds raid Massachusetts lab tied to meningitis outbreak

    Federal agents raided the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people and sickened more than 200 others, federal prosecutors said.

  • 18/10/2012 | World

    CDC says death toll rises to 20 in US meningitis outbreak

    The number of deaths from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen to 20 and the outbreak has reached a 16th state, New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    US says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

    The US death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen by two to 23, with North Carolina reporting its first death, health officials said today.

  • 29/10/2012 | World

    Meningitis outbreak spreads to 19 states

    The deadly meningitis outbreak tied to steroid injections from potentially tainted medications spread to a 19th state with the first case reported in Rhode Island, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

  • 31/10/2012 | World

    Meningitis death toll rises to 29 with fatality in Virginia

    Another patient has died in Virginia after contracting fungal meningitis from potentially tainted steroid injections supplied by a Massachusetts company, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the outbreak to 29 nationwide.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Massachusetts pharmacy board head fired after meningitis outbreak

    Authorities fired the director of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy after he failed to investigate a complaint against New England Compounding Center, the company at the center of a deadly US meningitis outbreak, state officials said.

  • 19/12/2012 | World

    'US fungal meningitis outbreak could have been much worse'

    As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infecting 620 people in 19 states and killing 39 of them, it could have been a lot worse, US health officials said today.

  • 11/01/2013 | World

    Flu reaches epidemic level in US, says CDC

    Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

  • 12/01/2013 | World

    New York governor declares public health emergency to combat flu

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency today, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people as officials seek to stem the worst flu outbreak in that state in several years.

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't denies Swine Flu outbreak, suggests flu shot before visiting US

    After four people were diagnosed with Swine Flu in a Carmen de Areco hospital, the head of the BA province Health Ministry’s Primary Care office, Luis Crovetto, suggested that people planning on visiting the US should get a flu shot before traveling.

  • 23/11/2013 | World

    Meningitis outbreak at Princeton, 8th case confirmed

    An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    West Africa ebola crisis worsens, death toll hits 603

    The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization has said.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    US issues travel warning for Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to curb the spread of the ebola outbreak in West Africa that has so far claimed more than 700 lives.

  • 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.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Ebola-stricken US doctor improving

    An American doctor stricken with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia and brought to the United States for treatment in a special isolation ward is improving, the top US health official 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.

  • 12/08/2014 | 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.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Ebola claims first European victim

    Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, the first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa, has died in hospital in Madrid.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    British Ebola victim leaves Sierra Leone for Britain

    A Royal Air Force plane carrying a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone - the first Briton to catch the deadly virus - took off from the capital Freetown bound for Britain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t bashes ‘those who announce catastrophes’ for ‘actively seeking a coup’

    Following a series of remarks by opposition union leaders and politicians warning about the risk of major social outbreak in December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused them of “actively seeking a coup” and of committing a “public offence” for which they should be judged.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    US predicts Ebola cases could reach between 550,000-1.4 million by January

    Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    First person diagnosed with Ebola in US dies in Texas hospital

    A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital today, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa.

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