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February 21, 2017
UN health agency 'vigilant' about China bird flu outbreak
The World Health Organization says an increase in bird flu cases in China this year has not shown sustained human-to-human ...
February 21, 2017
France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu
France's agriculture ministry has ordered all remaining 600,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try ...
February 09, 2017
Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes
Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria.
January 27, 2017
Study: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals
New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as ...
December 27, 2016
Gloomy start to year of rooster as bird flu hits South Korea
The year of the rooster looks set for a gloomy start. Egg prices are soaring and new year's festivals are being canceled as ...
December 23, 2016
Final test results confirm Ebola vaccine highly effective
Final test results confirm an experimental Ebola vaccine is highly effective, a major milestone that could help prevent the ...
December 15, 2016
Denmark-born head of UN health agency dies at 93
The United Nations' health agency says its former director Halfdan T. Mahler has died. He was 93. The World Health ...
December 13, 2016
UN efforts against malaria 'off-track'; more money needed
Malaria remains a nagging problem in Africa and efforts to curb the killer disease are "off-track," the World Health ...
December 08, 2016
French foie gras producers unworried by bird flu outbreak
Despite a new outbreak of bird flu in France, foie gras producers are confident sales will remain stable during the festive ...
November 25, 2016
German zoo shuts down after bird flu kills emu
A zoo in northern Germany has been temporarily closed after an emu died of bird flu. Ueckermuende zoo director Katrin Toepke ...
November 24, 2016
16,000 turkeys killed in Germany to stop spread of bird flu
Authorities in northern Germany have killed 16,000 turkeys and ordered 92,000 chickens slaughtered after detecting an ...
November 23, 2016
Albania suspends fowl import from EU affected countries
Albania has temporarily suspended the import of fowl from European Union countries reporting cases of bird flu.
November 20, 2016
8,800 geese to be culled amid new bird flu cases in Germany
The news agency dpa reports that some 8,800 geese on two poultry farms will be culled in the northern German state of ...
November 19, 2016
UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight
Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration ...
November 18, 2016
Germany tightens rules for poultry farms amid bird flu cases
Germany is calling on farmers to take further precautionary measures following a number of bird flu cases in the country.
November 15, 2016
Swiss enact nationwide measures to battle bird flu strain
Swiss authorities say they are taking bird flu protection measures across the country to prevent wild birds from ...
November 14, 2016
30,000 chickens culled in Germany after bird flu detected
German authorities say a flock of 30,000 chickens has been destroyed in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein after a ...
November 04, 2016
Suspected norovirus at UK Mexican chain sickens 350-plus
A chain of Mexican restaurants in England has closed several locations amid a suspected norovirus outbreak that has sickened ...
November 02, 2016
Official: Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic
Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country's fourth-largest city is carrying the HIV virus as Russia ...
October 29, 2016
Williams reveals founder battle pneumonia
The Williams team says founder Frank Williams has been fighting pneumonia since the Italian Grand Prix and remains ...