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WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse ...

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city.

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Tuesday.

Health sector marks bladder cancer awareness month

Health sector marks bladder cancer awareness month

Bladder cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the bladder grow in an uncontrolled way.

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

All animal samples, including those from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala were negative for Nipah,

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Officials in the southwestern state of Kerala said that in addition to the latest fatality two patients have tested positive for the virus spread by fruit bats.

Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

A virus mainly carried by fruit bats which has spread across Asian nations has killed at least three people in southern India and caused panic in one district, officials said Monday.

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

The reassessment came after the first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of around 1.5 million.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said on Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 7.25kg of the illicit drug, cocaine, through Hamad International Airport (HIA).