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Ebola ‘must be stopped at source, not via travel bans’

Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way

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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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Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the UN agency said on its website on Thursday.

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Measles outbreak 'under control' in Bahrain

An outbreak of measles across Bahrain that put 18 people in hospital is now under control, according to health officials.   Authorities have registered 32 cases since the start of the year, with the majority of t

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Polio outbreak in Syria risks spreading

A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in northeast Syria and risks spreading in the region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. Twenty-two children in Deir Al-Zor province became paralysed this

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E. coli outbreaks linked to Egyptian seeds

Imported fenugreek seeds from Egypt may be the source of highly toxic E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France that have killed at least 48 people, according to initial investigations by European scientists. More than 4,000 people across Eu

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Quake-hit city sprayed to stop disease outbreak

Health workers fanned out across the Indonesian city of Padang on Tuesday to douse the Indonesian city with disinfectant over concerns about disease outbreaks six days after a deadly earthquake rattled Sumatra. The rescue mission in Padang

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Bahrain earmarks $6m to avert flu outbreak

Bahrain has allocated an additional BD2.3 million ($6.1 million) for the Health Ministry to boost preparations to avert a potential outbreak of swine flu. The contingency plan was revealed as Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Kha

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