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Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus Thu, 07 Aug, 2014

Liberia declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the deadly Ebola outbreak as US President Barack Obama said it was premature to send experimental drugs to victims in Africa.
Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729 Fri, 01 Aug, 2014

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus Wed, 30 Jul, 2014

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.
US jury awards smoker's widow $23.6bn

US jury awards smoker's widow $23.6bn Sun, 20 Jul, 2014

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain-smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23bn in her case against the RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the nation's second-largest cigarette maker.
HIV infection rate in the US falls by a third in a decade

HIV infection rate in the US falls by a third in a decade Sun, 20 Jul, 2014

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
More than 100 AIDS researchers killed on Malaysian jet

More than 100 AIDS researchers killed on Malaysian jet Sat, 19 Jul, 2014

Scores of leading AIDS research experts were among those killed when a Malaysian passenger jet crashed in Ukraine after being allegedly shot down.
Global refugee figures highest since Second World War, UN says

Global refugee figures highest since Second World War, UN says Fri, 20 Jun, 2014

The number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people has surged to more than 50 million people, the first time since the post-World War II.
Liberia reports seven new deaths linked to Ebola

Liberia reports seven new deaths linked to Ebola Wed, 18 Jun, 2014

A health official says seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the Liberian capital, in the first reported deaths in Monrovia.
Ebola death toll hits 208 in Guinea

Ebola death toll hits 208 in Guinea Thu, 05 Jun, 2014

Some 208 people have now died from the Ebola virus in Guinea after a deadly spike in recent days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Saudi MERS death toll surges to 282

Saudi MERS death toll surges to 282 Tue, 03 Jun, 2014

A report by the official Saudi Press Agency said authorities have registered a total of 688 confirmed infections and 282 deaths as a result of MERS since the virus was first identified in 2012.

Russia suspends U.S. pig imports over virus fears Thu, 29 May, 2014

Russia said on Thursday it was suspending pig imports from the United States due to concern about outbreaks of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv).
Hospital fire in South Korea kills 21

Hospital fire in South Korea kills 21 Wed, 28 May, 2014

A fire at a hospital annex housing elderly patients in the south-western county of Jangseong killed 21 people early on Wednesday, South Korean officials said.
Italy: Lazio offers €800 reward for home births

Italy: Lazio offers €800 reward for home births Mon, 12 May, 2014

The president of Rome's Lazio region has signed a decree to pay €800 to mothers who choose to give birth at home, rather than go to hospital, Italian media reported on Sunday.

Global Fund and Munich Re in risk management partnership Fri, 09 May, 2014

The Global Fund is further strengthening risk management in health programs that it supports worldwide under an agreement signed with Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers. The partnership provides for the German company to contribute know-how in areas such as supply chain optimization, which can enhance program effectiveness when fighting the three diseases.
WHO declares polio global health emergency

WHO declares polio global health emergency Mon, 05 May, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared the international spread of wild polio virus in 2014 a public health crisis and asked 10 affected countries to treat the issue as a national emergency apart from imposing some conditions on travellers.
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