Monday 31 August 2015

WHO still concerned about spread of Saudi Mers virus

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. In an update issued after a meeting of i


WHO confident of ‘no wider spread’ of Ebola in Africa

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.


Health officials plan vaccines as flu spreads

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. The World Health Organization and the US C


Flu spreads in US, Asia vows common fight

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

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