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MDS/MPN overlap syndromes

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a review in Blood: Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) comprise a World Health Organization (WHO) category of hematopoietic stem cell malignancies sharing morphologic and hematologic features of both myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.1 As characterized by the WHO in 2008

Zika Outbreak Signals the Urgent Need for Strong Primary Health Care Systems

Co-authored by Simon Wright On February 1st, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a public health emergency. The declaration was the WHO's highest level of warning--so dire, in fact, that it has only been declared three times in the organization's history. Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization's (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children's explains the virus, addresses the concern for risk in pregnant women and how you can prevent contracting the illness.

Migrants in EU Exposed to Zika Due to Poor Healthcare, Living Conditions

Migrants residing in Europe are at risk of being infected with Zika virus due to their poor living conditions and lack of access to healthcare, the World Health Organization (WHO) communications officer told Sputnik on Friday.

The Zika Virus won't be 'Ebola 2.0'

The recent outbreak of Zika virus and its spread to 23 countries — mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean — has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare Zika a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Show More Summary

WHO Expects Syria Support Conference to Raise More Money Than Before

World Health Organization communications officer stated that supporting Syria and the Region donor conference underway in London will raise more money than in previous years.

Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

It hasn’t even been a week since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global emergency, and already the conspiracy theories are piling up. Of course they are. A pandemic that’s sparked an abortion rights dystopia and legit discussion of genetic warfare ? The Rockefeller family must be involved. Read more...

Abortion Activists Exploit Zika Crisis: They Want to Kill Babies But We Should Kill Mosquitoes

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global health emergency. The pro-abortion United Nations now has a new and effective tool in its arsenal to push and coerce women and pro-life nations to accept abortion on demand. This aggressive approach is moving forward even though some say they lack solid science behind their actions. […]

The Zika Virus: Recent Developments

Last month, after no new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the “deadliest Ebola outbreak ever,” an epidemic that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years in six countries — including in the U.S. — and one where “[n]early 23,000 children lost at least [...]Show More Summary

WHO calls for further investigation into sexual spread of Zika virus

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Wednesday over a report that the Zika virus had been sexually transmitted in the United States and called for further investigation into the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects. Show More Summary

Thailand Detected 1st Zika Case in 2012, No Outbreak Yet - Health Ministry

Thailand has no outbreak of the Zika virus, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) a global health concern, even though the country confirmed the first case of the decease four years ago, the Thai Ministry of Public Health said.

Reports of “Mystery Illnesses” Are Causing Concern, Speculation

With news about the mosquito-born Zika virus being reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as appearing in several mainstream news outlets, growing concerns over alleged “mystery illnesses” appear to be on the rise, after several isolated reports that...

How Zika Virus Spreads: Can The WHO Stop It?

How Zika virus spreads explosively through Southern and Central America is a testament to the failure of governments to protect human life, even when they know how. The World Health Organization (WHO) knows what should be done, but can they do it? Will they be allowed to break out the big guns? We have an... Show More Summary

WHO declared a public health emergency about Zika’s effects. Here are three takeaways.

Last Thursday, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, announced that she would convene an expert Emergency Committee to determine whether the Zika virus presents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC, pronounced “fake”). Show More Summary

Medical News Today: WHO: 'Zika virus is a global Public Health Emergency'

After an Emergency Committee meeting, the World Health Organization have called for increased surveillance, communication, research and personal protective measures against Zika.

WHO: the Zika Virus is officially a public health emergency of international concern

After an Emergency Committee meeting held February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization announced it now officially deems the Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean to be a public health emergency of international concern. Show More Summary

Mosquito Trap Uses Human Scent as Bait

The number of people sickened by malaria has fallen by 18 percent over the past 15 years, and the number of deaths due to the mosquito-borne illness has almost been cut in half, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. These gains...Show More Summary

Zika Virus: ‘Zero Risk’ Posed to Athletes at Rio Olympic Games

There is no chance that the Rio Olympic Games will be cancelled due to the Zika virus, according to high-ranking figures in the Brazilian government. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency in reaction toShow More Summary

WHO Declares Zika Virus Spread an International Emergency

The recent spread of the Zika virus has been declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. WHO estimates there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in tha Americas in the next year. Zika … More » The post WHO Declares Zika Virus Spread an International Emergency appeared first on EveryJoe.

WHO declares international emergency over Zika virus

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus, and its possible link to an explosion of birth defects in Latin American countries, a public health emergency in need of a coordinated international response on Monday. Continue reading ? The post WHO declares international emergency over Zika virus appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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