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  • New Ebola cases lowest in seven months: WHO

    The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday

  • Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO

    The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said

  • Ebola death toll passes 7,500: WHO

    More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said today

  • Bans causing decline in gutka consumption: WHO study

    There are strong indications that state-level laws banning gutka are leading to a decrease in its consumption, with nearly 49 percent respondents admitting to having consumed less since the ban, according to a WHO study

  • 'Ebola vaccine showing promising results'

    Two Ebola vaccines undergoing clinical trials have shown promising results and would be deployed in January 2015 to West African countries affected by the epidemic, a scientist from Oxford University said Monday

  • Health special: Why World Toilet Day is observed globally

    19th November is observed globally as World Toilet Day by members of the World Toilet Organisation as it happens to be the organisation's founding day...

  • WHO team to inspect Ebola prevention in Bahrain

    A World Health Organisation (WHO) team will embark on a visit to Bahrain Sunday to assess its readiness to deal with the Ebola disease, a Bahraini health official said Saturday

  • WHO outlines safe burial protocol for Ebola victims

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled a new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burials of people who die from the Ebola virus, emphasising the inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of the burial process

  • Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

     The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus

  • Ebola infected child from Mali dead

    The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, a media report said Saturday

  • Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines to be ready in 2015: WHO

    Assistant Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Marie-Paule Kieny Friday said hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines might be ready for use in the first half of 2015 to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W Africa in January

    Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said today

  • Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organisation on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus

  • Ebola toys fly off the shelf

    Giantmicrobes Inc, which claims WHO is their largest customer, says Ebola is the T Rex of microbes. The company has sold out its entire stock

  • Ebola toll hits 4,493: World Health Organisation

    The toll in the deadly Ebola virus disease in West Africa has hit 4,493, according to latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data

  • Second US Ebola-infected nurse moved to Atlanta

    The second nurse infected with Ebola in the US has been moved from Texas to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where two Americans overcame the disease last August

  • Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: World Health Organisation

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December

  • WHO warns new Ebola cases could rise to 10,000 a week in 2 months

    A World Health Organisation official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months

  • UN beefs up efforts to battle Marburg fever

    To avoid the rapid spread of deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, UN agencies are beefing up the efforts to fight the virulent disease that has so far left one person dead and over 109 others under close monitoring

  • Ebola toll at 2,288 in West Africa: World Health Organisation

    The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials