An Egyptian woman died Friday of bird flu, the health ministry announced, the third victim killed in the country this year by the H5N1 infection.
Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday.
A mass HIV outbreak in a Cambodian village was most likely caused by contaminated medical equipment, the World Health Organization and Cambodian health ministry said Saturday.
Oman reported Thursday its first death of a person from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in nearly a year.
A new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred S. Green from University of Haifa, School of Public Health, published in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that even parents who are not "vaccine ...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered a probe into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passed 100.
The last patient to be treated for Ebola in Mali has made a full recovery, a senior health ministry official told AFP Thursday.
Senegal has warned millions of Muslim pilgrims expected to undertake the yearly Sufi pilgrimage to Touba this week to be especially wary of Ebola infection.
South Korea's parliament has approved an 80 percent hike in cigarette prices aimed at cutting consumption in a nation with one of the world's highest male smoking rates.
Eight people have died in the west African nation of Benin from an outbreak of Lassa fever, while 170 others have been placed under observation, officials said Thursday.
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.
The UN emergency mission to fight Ebola opened an office in Mali on Wednesday, where nearly 300 people are being monitored and two new cases have emerged.
Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.
West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS said on Sunday it will train 150 health workers this week to help tackle the deadly Ebola disease in the worst hit countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
A UN employee flown to France for treatment after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has been cured and has left the country, the health ministry said.