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World Health Organization
August 15, 2015
WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters
The World Health Organization's top water expert said Friday the body "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de ...
July 31, 2015
Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning ...
July 31, 2015
UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and ...
July 07, 2015
Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response
The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday — but it didn't blame ...
June 19, 2015
WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24
The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying ...
June 17, 2015
UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency
The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being ...
May 08, 2015
UN health agency: Don't name diseases after regions, animals
The World Health Organization is issuing new advice on the best way to name new diseases — guidelines the U.N. health agency ...
April 28, 2015
UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June
The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to ...
April 24, 2015
Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases
The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't ...
April 10, 2015
UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases
The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency ...
March 24, 2015
WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration
The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the ...
March 17, 2015
WHO: Tuberculosis is still declining in Europe
Health officials say the number of tuberculosis cases in Europe is continuing to decline, dropping 6 percent in 2013 to about ...
March 12, 2015
UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa
The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus ...
March 10, 2015
WHO creates independent panel to assess its Ebola response
The World Health Organization says it has created a panel of independent experts to assess its response to the biggest-ever ...
March 05, 2015
WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea
The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see ...
March 04, 2015
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the ...
February 27, 2015
UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to ...