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World Health Organization - Disease Outbreak News


World Health Organization - Disease Outbreak News News

Two human cases of avian influenza reported in China

Officials from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) in China recently informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that there have been two human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6). Read More »

Saudi Arabia reports four new MERS cases

The National IHR Focal Point in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed four new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases, including two deaths from the disease. Read More »

WHO, Myanmar officials respond to two polio reports

Published reports indicate two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Myanmar province as of Nov. 7. Read More »

Korean officials continue to monitor MERS-CoV procedures

Officials from the National International Health Regulations Focal Point of South Korea recently released an update about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the nation. Read More »

Two human cases of avian influenza diagnosed in China

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China recently informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has diagnosed two additional human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9). Read More »

Adolescent AIDS epidemic to be fought by All In initiative

The battle against AIDS has forced UNAIDS, UNICEF and partners to launch All In, a new platform for action to achieve positive results for adolescents by encouraging strategic changes in policy and engaging more young people in the effort. Deaths are declining in all age groups, except among 10- to 19-year-olds, and dolescent girls, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are most affected as in 2013, more than 860 girls became infected with HIV every week, compared to 170 boys. Read More »

Plague death toll up to 71 in Madagascar

Madagascar has been experiencing an outbreak of the plague since last September and 71 of the 263 known infected have passed away. Read More »

China confirms 83 new cases of avian flu since Dec. 20

Last week, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China reported 83 additional lab-confirmed cases of the human avian influenza A(H7N9) virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More »

WHO initiative delivers malarial treatment door-to-door in Sierra Leone

Two emergency response campaigns recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) recently distributed anti-malarial drugs to more than 2.5 million people in Sierra Leone. Read More »

Goosby selected as UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

The United Nations Secret General selected Dr. Eric P. Read More »

Authorities confirm 12 new MERS-CoV cases in Saudi Arabia

As of October 26, health authorities confirmed 12 more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and 5 deaths due to the sickness. Read More »