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WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo

13 May 2018, 8:30 AM

The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people.

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen – WHO

7 May 2018, 2:21 PM

The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. There have since been more than one million suspected cases of cholera in Yemen, and 2,275 recorded deaths, the […]

Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russia

12 April 2018, 7:38 AM

US President Donald Trump comments raised the prospect of direct conflict over Syria for the first time between the US and Russia.

WHO demands access to victims of alleged Syria chemical attack

11 April 2018, 2:29 PM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday demanded “immediate” access to the victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, voicing indignation at the strike that caused symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic substances.

Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January

6 April 2018, 7:14 AM

Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month.

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