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

US health authorities in bird flu vaccine effort

US health authorities are liaising with domestic and international partners to develop a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed five people in China.

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