Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said Friday, as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Number of suicides in Japan hits record low

The number of suicides in Japan fell to a record low in 2019, the government said Friday, as the country tackles one of the world's highest suicide rates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sudan cholera cases surge to 124

Sudan said on Thursday that the number of cases of cholera reported in the country have surged to 124, most of them in the war-torn state of Blue Nile.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain's listeria outbreak claims third victim

A man died after eating tainted meat in Spain, the third fatality in a listeria outbreak that has also seen five women lose their babies due to the food-borne bacteria, health authorities said Friday.

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