Iraq's first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
The use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to
An outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea appears to have levelled off, a health official said on Friday, as the country reported just one new patient, a day after Thailand reported its first case.
South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak that began last month
The Mers outbreak that has spread through health facilities in South Korea may have peaked, although two hospitals that treated people with the deadly respiratory disease have been sealed off, officials said.
Middle East Respirato
An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in South Korea did not originate in Bahrain, according to health officials.
The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication reported yesterday (May
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
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
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.
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