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WHO roadmap to step up global response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) is today (August 28) issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.   The aim is to stop ongoing Ebol

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

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 on Thursday. The epidemic in the regi

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Act quickly against climate-linked health risks: WHO

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smart strategies, climate and health experts warned at a global conference on health and climate, which opened today in Geneva. The health sector needs to a

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WHO urges stiff regulation on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited

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WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate

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Ebola death toll tops 1,400 in West Africa

Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday. Families hiding

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WHO to host consult on potential Ebola treatment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to host a consultation on potential Ebola cures and vaccines in Geneva next month, said a report. The consultation, which will take place on September 4 and 5, has been convened to gather

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Liberia fights Ebola as W Africa toll tops 1,200

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.

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Ebola-hit states must screen departing travellers: WHO

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 on Monday.

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‘Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission’: WHO

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated.   “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” sai

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