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World Health Organization
July 07, 2016
WHO predicts modest rise in yellow fever deaths in Africa
A top U.N. health agency official says he expects some increase in yellow fever deaths in coming months from the current ...
June 23, 2016
WHO plans urgent yellow fever vaccinations in Angola, Congo
The World Health Organization is planning emergency vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Congo amid the ...
June 09, 2016
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since ...
June 01, 2016
UN: Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is now over
The World Health Organization says the latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended and the country is now entering a 90-day ...
May 28, 2016
UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio ...
May 27, 2016
Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be ...
May 25, 2016
UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to ...
May 20, 2016
WHO: Zika virus off West Africa coast came from Americas
The Zika virus that is believed to have infected more than 7,500 people in an island nation off the western coast of Africa ...
May 17, 2016
UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved
The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not ...
May 06, 2016
WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya
The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, ...
April 13, 2016
CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said ...
April 12, 2016
Congo records 21 yellow fever deaths
The World Health Organization says yellow fever has killed 21 people in Congo, with some of the cases linked to an outbreak ...
April 06, 2016
WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century
Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over ...
April 01, 2016
WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia
A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, the World Health Organization said Friday, a setback for the country which ...
March 29, 2016
WHO: Ebola no longer world health emergency
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer qualifies as an international ...
March 29, 2016
WHO urges more oversight in wake of China vaccine scandal
China must exert stronger oversight over vaccines sold on the private market in the wake of a developing scandal involving ...
March 24, 2016
WHO: Yellow fever outbreak kills 178 in Angola
The World Health Organization says the first yellow fever outbreak in Angola in decades has killed 178 people.
March 18, 2016
WHO sends specialists in response to Guinea Ebola flare-up
The World Health Organization deployed specialists to southeast Guinea on Friday after two new Ebola cases were confirmed.
March 17, 2016
Officials in Sierra Leone announce end of flare-up of Ebola
The World Health Organization and Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced the end of the recent flare-up ...
March 08, 2016
WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought
Sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, ...