Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Congo Ebola outbreak declared over

(HealthDay)—The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, according to the country's health officials and the World Health Organization.

Vaccination

Covax details rollout of 238 million vaccine doses

Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia will be among the biggest recipients of free COVID-19 vaccines before June—more than 10 million doses each—the Covax scheme announced Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DRC approves use of second experimental Ebola vaccine

The Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a second Ebola vaccine next month, the World Health Organization said Monday, as a top medical charity accused the UN agency of rationing doses of the main drug to protect against ...

HIV & AIDS

The geographic origin of AIDS is now known

A study published in Science magazine reveals for the first time where, when and how the world's AIDS pandemic originated. Thanks to a statistical analysis of all the genetic data available on the human immunodeficiency virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

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