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July 13, 2016
UN: South Sudan death toll probably higher than 272
The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including ...
July 04, 2016
UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau
The U.N. health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered ...
June 02, 2016
Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away
Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers assured IOC leaders on ...
May 28, 2016
UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call
The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro ...
May 19, 2016
UN: Yellow fever outbreak is "serious" but not an emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern" ...
May 18, 2016
UN: Risk of Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate"
The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate," in a new risk assessment.
May 11, 2016
Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika
With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to ...
May 09, 2016
Cruise continues despite suspected norovirus outbreak
A British cruise line says one of its ships is sailing to Canada as planned despite evidence of a possible norovirus outbreak ...
March 16, 2016
Women with Zika in Tahiti had 1 percent birth defects risk
Women who got pregnant during a Zika outbreak in Tahiti two years ago had about a 1 percent chance of having a baby with an ...
March 01, 2016
Study: 1st evidence that Zika may cause temporary paralysis
Scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can cause temporary paralysis, according to a new study of patients who ...
February 29, 2016
Rio's challenges, doping in Russia and Kenya top IOC agenda
With five months to go until the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the challenges keep piling up. From the Zika outbreak to severe ...
February 28, 2016
Zika outbreak concerns some athletes planning families
New Zealander middle-distance runner Nick Willis and his wife already have a toddler, and they're looking to add to their ...
February 24, 2016
WHO's Chan praises Brazilian government response to Zika
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that she has been impressed by the Brazilian government's handling ...
February 13, 2016
WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika ...
February 12, 2016
Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out
IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns ...
February 12, 2016
AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears
Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to ...
February 09, 2016
Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott
Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, ...
February 06, 2016
Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism
Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, ...
February 05, 2016
The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency
The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Puerto Rico's governor has declared a health ...
February 04, 2016
British Olympic Association providing guidance on Zika
The British Olympic Association says it will provide medical guidance to athletes about the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics ...