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No Sex for Male Ebola Survivors, Says WHO

There hasn't been one documented case of Ebola being transmitted via sex yet, but the World Health Organization advises that male survivors of the virus refrain from sexual relations (including oral sex) for 90 days after being declared Ebola-free, Reuters reports. "Men who have recovered from Ebola virus disease should...

WHO: Male Ebola Survivors Should Abstain from Sex

Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimize the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Although sexual transmission of Ebola virus disease has never been documented, the virus has been detected in the survivors' semen. Show More Summary

Reports of Tetanus Vaccine Sterilizing Kenya Women Proven False

The report rocketed around the Internet, trading in equal parts outrage and glee—outrage that the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF might be spiking tetanus shots of poor African women with a sterilizing vaccine, glee that they’d been caught. Show More Summary

WHO Wants Expanded Access to Naloxone to Fight Overdoses

3 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote.

Bubonic Plague Kills 40 in Madagascar

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported at least 119 cases of the bubonic plague in Madagascar with at least forty deaths. The situation could become worse since the disease is now in the capital of Antananarivo, the country’s largest city, and deltamethrin, the leading insecticide against fleas, is not working. Show More Summary

Important element in the fight against sleeping sickness found

Researchers from Aarhus University have taken an important step in the fight against sleeping sickness, a disease that is a major problem in parts of Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease threatens approximately 60 million people and the treatment options are poor. read more

Bubonic plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organization said, warning that the disease could spread rapidly in the country’s densely populated capital Antananarivo. The first victim was identified on August 31 in a district to the west of the capital, and died...

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459 - WHO

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The figures showed an increase of 39 recorded deaths and 106 new cases since those issued on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Officials Revise Goals on Containing Ebola After Signs of Wider Exposure in Mali

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

The leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization said nearly 500 people in Mali and Guinea had been exposed to a sickened imam who had been misdiagnosed.

Scientists Want to Make a Malaria-Resistant Mosquito

Malaria has long bedeviled those who have sought to eradicate it, particularly in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, the disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths—the majority of those were African children. Show More Summary

Nations Meet In Rome For Global Nutrition Conference

Representatives from over 170 nations as well as the WHO (World Health Organization) gathered on Tuesday for the opening ceremonies of the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The nutrition conference is aimed at finding...Show More Summary

WHO Confirms Resurgence of Polio in South Sudan, Madagascar

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage. The UN health agency said two cases of so-called type two vaccine-derived poliovirus had been confirmed in South Sudan in camps for people displaced by the country's civil war. Show More Summary

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany. Sweden meanwhile ordered farmers to keep hens and other poultry indoors...

World Health Organization mistakenly forwards email to BuzzFeed saying 'BuzzFeed is banned'

BuzzFeed, it seems, is on the World Health Organization's blacklist. The New York news organization found out the hard way on Wednesday when a WHO staffer mistakenly included a BuzzFeed reporter on an internal email. [seealo url="http://mashable.com/2014/08/10/buzzfeed-snags-50-million-investment-plans-international-expansion/"] The...Show More Summary

Ebola outbreak deaths pass 5,000

The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The frequency of new cases no longer appears to be increasing in Guinea and Liberia but remains high in Sierra Leone, the health agency added. The Ebola outbreak is thought to have infected more […]

Ebola's Rippling Consequences

By Farah M. Valencia The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the latest numbers: 4,922 deaths due to Ebola as of October 23, 2014. This number reflects nearly half of the known cases -- 49 percent, to be exact -- in Liberia, Guinea,...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Why And How You Should Care For Your Heart?

World Health Organization (WHO) ranks cardiovascular disease as the top cause of death globally. Cardiovascular diseases refer to all diseases of the heart and circulation, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease and stroke. Show More Summary

As More Survive Ebola, Questions About Sexual Transmission Arise

Some public health experts fear that survivors who return to their homes could begin to spread the virus sexually to their partners. For instance, the World Health Organization has warned that sexual transmission could bring the virus...Show More Summary

12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization One of the devastating aspects of the Ebola virus is the hands-off, highly sanitized burial of those who have died from the disease to ward off its spread. After months of dispatching burial...Show More Summary

WHO welcomes strong commitment from Australia to beating Ebola

The World Health Organization welcomes the Government of Australia’s commitment to providing health professionals and more funding to boost the fight against Ebola virus disease. Australia joins a growing band of countries now providing...Show More Summary

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