The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Heterosexual transmission of HIV in Bahrain is on the rise, warned a top health official. While most cases of HIV in the country were a result of addicts injecting drugs, the recent trend was transmission through couples, said Health Ministry
International Finance Corp (IFC), a unit of the World Bank, has set final spread for its $100 million sukuk, which is expected to be priced later today (September 9), a document from lead arrangers showed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it remained worried about the spread of Mers, a respiratory disease that has infected and killed hundreds of people, overwhelmingly in Saudi Arabia.
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The World Health Organization said it was still trying to slow the rate of new infections but had ‘reasonable confidence’ that the Ebola virus plaguing three West African countries had not spread into neighbouring states.
Global health officials stepped up efforts to prepare for quick vaccination against the H1N1 pandemic virus, saying it appeared now to be affecting older age groups spared earlier in the pandemic.
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US health officials warned of worsening outbreaks of the new H1N1 flu, and a top global health official predicted up to a third of the world's population could eventually become infected.
Asian countries, which have had few cases so fa