Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

13 dead from Congo haemorrhagic fever in Iraq this year

At least 13 people have died in Iraq since the start of the year from a viral tick-borne disease transmitted to humans from livestock, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Japan approves abortion pill for the first time

The abortion pill will become available in Japan for the first time after the health ministry approved the drug used to terminate early-stage pregnancy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Five dead as cholera outbreak hits Cameroon capital

Five people in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde have died from cholera over the last month, according to the health ministry, which warned of a "resurgence" of the disease.


Dutch to allow euthanasia for under-12s

The Dutch government on Friday gave euthanasia for children under 12 the green light, permitting mercy deaths for young minors suffering "unbearably and without hope".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

E.Guinea Marburg deaths rise to nine on wider fears

The death toll from an outbreak of Marburg virus in Equatorial Guinea has reached nine, the health ministry told AFP on Thursday amid World Health Organization estimates the real toll is double that.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Zealand reveals first-ever rabies death

New Zealand revealed its first-ever rabies case Thursday, saying the viral disease had killed a patient who caught it abroad but there was no risk to the public.

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