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Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

12 June 2019, 2:14 PM

A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday as two of his family members also tested positive for the virus after a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya.

UN says nearly 400 killed by Libya fighting, 50,000 displaced

4 May 2019, 10:06 AM

At least 392 people have been killed and 1,936 wounded since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Tripoli.


91% of Malaria cases globally occur in Africa: WHO

26 April 2019, 2:23 PM

91% of Malaria cases globally occur in Africa and beating the disease is a massive challenge. On Thursday countries across the globe mark World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Zero Malaria Death starts with me.”

World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic: WHO

11 March 2019, 3:06 PM

The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow

21 December 2018, 11:44 AM

Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300 000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.



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