Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease.

Medications

Philippine FDA orders Sanofi to take down dengue vaccine ads

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has ordered pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. to stop airing television and radio advertisements for its dengue vaccine in violation of a ban on promoting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak

The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges routine meningitis vaccine to avoid resurgence in Africa

Meningitis A has almost been eradicated in Africa but could stage a "catastrophic" comeback if countries fail to include a groundbreaking vaccine in routine immunisation, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

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