Disease Outbreaks

AP Exclusive: Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS

May 22, 2017

After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization's chief spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite of an oceanfront hotel in Guinea

3 vie for top WHO post in UN health agency election

May 20, 2017

A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert on non-communicable diseases are the three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organization in an election on Tuesday

Kenya health authorities issue alert over cholera in capital

May 18, 2017

A Kenyan health official says the government has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the capital after five cases of the disease were confirmed and three other suspected cases were being investigated

US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

May 18, 2017

US health secretary makes 1st overseas trip to Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak

May 18, 2017

More than 400 contacts being traced in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak, health officials say

New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

May 18, 2017

National guardsmen and military helicopters are descending on a western Venezuela state where an outbreak of looting and political violence have killed at least three people this week, raising the nationwide death toll in a wave of unrest to at least 43

Verdict slip in meningitis outbreak trial creates confusion

May 17, 2017

The verdict in the Massachusetts trial of a compounding pharmacy executive charged in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak seemed clear in court but is now being questioned by some legal experts

West Africans in Minnesota to lose immigration status

May 16, 2017

Hundreds of people living in Minnesota are expected to lose their temporary immigration status they were given when the Ebola epidemic hit three West African countries

Cairo airport takes steps to stop cholera spread from Yemen

May 16, 2017

Cairo airport introduces emergency measures to prevent spread of cholera outbreak in Yemen by incoming flights

2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo: WHO

May 16, 2017

2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo, World Health Organization says

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