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WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. The three countries hit hardest by Ebola…

Sierra Leone has seen more than 1,000 new Ebola cases in the last 21 days

The World Health Organization recently announced that Sierra Leone is the country worst-hit by the Ebola outbreak, surpassing Liberia. Now, the WHO has revealed that Sierra Leone has seen 1,319 new cases of Ebola in the last 21 days....Show More Summary

University of Kansas Research Team Help WHO Make Sense of Ebola Response Efforts

The University of Kansas World Health Organization Collaborating Centre is partnering with colleagues in West Africa to collect data on what activities and interventions helped stem the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia to inform future efforts.

World Health Organization: Stop performing “virginity tests” on rape victims

WHO has reignited calls to ban the "tests" on all women around the world, calling them outdated and inaccurate

WHO congratulates Spain on ending Ebola transmission

Today the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commends the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus. On 6 October 2014, the Spanish National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus disease outside Africa in a healthcare worker. Show More Summary

WHO: 16,000 Ebola Cases and 7,000 Deaths in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that the total number of Ebola cases in West Africa has climbed to over 16,000, with a death toll of 7,000--up 1,200 in just two days. Unreported cases, not exclusively new ones, caused the death toll spike. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Set to Miss Ebola Containment Goals in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to miss multiple significant deadlines for isolating Ebola patients in West Africa, which, experts note, means that "there are still going to be many people who catch the disease and many people who die from it," despite recent improvements in the situation on the ground. Show More Summary

No Google Doodle For World AIDS Day?

Social media is abuzz with #WORLDAIDSDAY. News organizations are covering the disease and telling the stories of those affected. Memorials for those who have died from AIDS are being passed around. Health organizations are tweeting great infographics about HIV prevention and medications and urging people to go out and get tested. Show More Summary

WHO Report: Climate Change To Cause 250,000 “Extra Deaths” A Year By 2030

Climate change will be the cause of roughly 250,000 “extra” deaths a year by 2030, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization quantifying the future impacts of the changing climate on human health. Of this figure,...Show More Summary

WHO recommends male Ebola survivors abstain from sex for three months

The World Health Organization released a statement on Friday recommending that men who have recovered from the Ebola virus abstain from sex for three months, Reuters reports. While no cases of Ebola infection involving sexual transmission...Show More Summary

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

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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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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 monthHealth : 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

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