In Geneva today, the World Health Assembly — that is, the annual meeting of the 194 governments whose collective commitment support the World Health Organization — opened as traditional, with a speech by the WHO’s director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan. It...
A joint study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Chinese government has shown that poultry farms are likely the source of the H7N9 virus that has so far killed 36 people. [ more › ]
A China, World Health Organization (WHO) joint report said the H7N9 bird flu virus has a higher potential for human-to-human transmission than any other known bird flu virus.The report, compiled after the WHO's week-long field assessment...Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had already been identified in laboratories. Show More Summary
A new virus similar to the one that triggered a deadly SARS outbreak in 2003 is beginning to spread throughout the Middle East and Europe, killing at least 18 people so far. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t yet found evidence to suggest that the new SARS-like virus could spark a pandemic, WHO officials [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday it is possible that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can transmit between people in close contact.
Worldwide elimination of malaria would save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But eradication remains elusive, because the parasite that causes the disease can evolve to withstand the effects of new malaria drugs and become drug-resistant. Researchers, however, now believe they have discovered a way to track […]
Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.The World Health Organization (WHO) reported...Show More Summary
Two more people in Saudi Arabia have died from a new strain of coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East, bringing the toll in the kingdom's latest outbreak to seven, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.Six other...Show More Summary
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially recognized the eradication of smallpox. Psychic Who Said Amanda Berry Was Dead Silent After Berry Is Found Alive – Hey, guess what. Sylvia Browne is a total fucking asshole. From Paul. Show More Summary
In order to lose weight or keep slim, people would normally go on dieting by deliberately selecting specific food to consume. But a study conducted by WHO (World Health Organization) reported on December 6, 2012 in the ‘British Medical...Show More Summary
When SARS emerged in China in 2002, the Chinese government tried to cover it up, waiting months to inform the World Health Organization. In fact, the WHO first heard about SARS from a Canadian monitoring service that picked up and translated Chinese reports of a "flu outbreak". Something similar happened this week. Only this time, [...]
Malaria kills hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people every year. It’s the fifth-leading killer in the developing world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And according to a worrying new study, a new strain of the disease is evolving that resists the treatment typically used to combat it — just as budget [...]
The flu is caused by an infection with the influenza virus, which mainly attacks the upper respiratory tract – the nose, throat and bronchi and rarely also the lungs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around five to 15...Show More Summary
Virus is "unusually dangerous" says World Health Organization researcher.
A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that the new bird flu currently spreading in China, H7N9, appears to be “one of the most lethal” of its kind. So far, it’s been spreading among humans more rapidly than its H5N1 predecessor, another strain of bird flu that emerged in the country in 2003. “When we [...]
As the death toll from China's bird flu outbreak rose to 22 with news of another victim in eastern Zhejiang Province, the World Health Organization warned the H7N9 virus was one of the most lethal that doctors and medical investigators had faced in recent years. "This is an unusually dangerous virus for humans," Keiji Fukuda, [...]
Researchers have more questions than answers about the latest bird flu circulating in China, including whether birds are the only reservoir for the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 17 people in China have died of H7N9 infection, and there is no evidence of person-to-person transmission of the flu virus. Show More Summary
World Health Organization China chief Michael O’Leary and provocative Chinese air force colonel Dai Xu have very different ideas about the origins of the latest strain of bird flu. But they share a sense of what the disease should mean for local eating habits.