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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.

WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

The World Health Organization has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months, while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread.

WHO says this week has seen the most Ebola cases yet

The World Health Organization said Friday that the past week has seen 500 recorded cases of Ebola, more than any other week thus far. The increase in Ebola cases proves that the crisis is becoming worse, the WHO reports. Most of this week's cases recorded were in Liberia, but the past week also marked record case numbers in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

WHO: World’s Worst Ebola Outbreak Could Affect 20,000 People or More

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the recent Ebola outbreak that started in March of this year is accelerating at an alarming rate and could affect more than 20,000 people before it is contained. More than 40 percent of the total number

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening.

Skip the Buffet and Other Simple Rules for Healthier Travel

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 20% to 50% of travelers — about 10 million people — get traveler's diarrhea every year. No bull. (See also: How to Travel This Holiday Season Without Getting Sick) It may be impossible...Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak Evolving "In Alarming Ways," WHO Warns 20,000 Could Be Infected

More than 20,000 people may be infected with the Ebola virus before the outbreak in West Africa is controlled, warns the World Health Organization. As we noted previously, they believe the costs to fight this epidemic will be $490 million...Show More Summary

WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

4 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

WHO: Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people

The World Health Organization released a statement Thursday saying that the Ebola virus could infect as many as 20,000 people, which is more than six times the number of currently known cases. The WHO also said that in many areas affected by the Ebola outbreak, the case numbers may be as many as four times higher than are currently known. Show More Summary

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Could Eventually Infect 20,000 People

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the...Show More Summary

African Development Bank Pledges $150 Million to Fight Ebola

The African Development Bank (ADB) announced Tuesday that it is set to bundle $150 million dollars in funds to combat the Ebola virus. The news comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) has tried to solicit funds and resources to fight the spread of the deadly virus, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary

WHO Worker Ebola Infections Mount: Sierra Leone Lab Shut, Senegal Doctor Flown To Hamburg

There is reason to be concerned "about whether the proposed resources would be adequate," warns a Harvard professor as the World Health Organization 'battle strategy' draft calls for more than $430 million to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control. Show More Summary

U.N. scientist arrives in Germany for Ebola treatment

A scientist infected with Ebola arrived in Germany for medical treatment on Wednesday. The Senegalese man, whose name is being withheld by the World Health Organization for privacy reasons, became infected while working for the WHO in Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

WHO employee infected by Ebola to be flown to Hamburg for treatment

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

An employee of the World Health Organization (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesman for the city said. Rico Schmidt, spokesman for the Hamburg Health Senate,Show More Summary

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment in a Hamburg hospital, officials said Wednesday.

WHO staffer with Ebola taken to Germany for treatment

A World Health Organization (WHO) employee who has contracted Ebola arrived in Germany Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said. A plane carrying the patient -- a Senegalese epidemiologist...Show More Summary

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Umaru Fofana and Media Coulibaly FREETOWN/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease. Show More Summary

E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

The World Health Organization is officially against e-cigarettes

Doctors think that the World Health Organization should ease off against electronic cigarettes, if only because the dangers have to be less harmful than the real thing. For its part, however, the WHO disagrees, publishing a report saying that it...

WHO calls for tighter e-cigarette regulation

The World Health Organization released a statement Tuesday calling for tighter regulation on e-cigarette sales and use. The WHO statement comes a day after the American Heart Association issued a similar warning about e-cigarette use. Show More Summary

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