Coronavirus Update: Infections Have Now Spread To The Middle East

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KEY POINTS Four people have died from the virus in Iran and 18 cases have been confirmed Most cases in Iran were linked to the city of Qom, where the Chinese are building a solar power plant Lebanon reported its … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

‘An outrage’: Global measles crisis killed 140,000 people in 2018, WHO says

A medical worker of Myanmar public health department inoculates a girl for measles and rubella during a nationwide vaccination campaign Source: EPA A global measles crisis caused more than 140,000 deaths last year, with data showing the number of cases … Read More

Next flu pandemic ‘a matter of when, not if,’ says WHO

The World Health Organization has released a global plan to fight influenza, describing it as its most comprehensive to date. One goal is to prepare for an inevitable next flu pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday outlined a … Read More

Yellow fever: UN aims to eradicate disease from Africa by 2026

The UN and partners have launched a plan to vaccinate 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa. A mass vaccination campaign in West Africa is a model to eliminate the disease. Nearly 1 billion people in Africa will be … Read More