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UN: Congolese cholera outbreak continues to spread

Cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo UN: Congolese cholera outbreak continues to spread

The cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to intensify and has spread to the neighbouring Republic of Congo as well, the United Nations World Health Organization ...

UN welcomes pact to improve access of patented AIDS drugs in poor countries

Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS UN welcomes pact to improve access of patented AIDS drugs in poor countries

The United Nations agency mandated to spearhead the global response to HIV/AIDS today welcomed the new license agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool and the pharmaceutical company Gilead ...

Global Public Health UNWHO: Ample resources vital to maintain global health progress

Last year was full of “big events” for public health, including the launch of a new meningitis vaccine and an aggressive new strategy for polio eradication, the head of the United Nations ...

Philippines calls for help following deadly storm

Tropical Storm Ketsana Philippines calls for help following deadly storm

Nelson Alcantara

Calls by the Philippine government for help following the deadly storm has been answered, as the United Nations humanitarian wing on Monday said it has dispatched a disaster response official to ...

Swine flu update

World Health Organization Swine flu update

eTN Staff Writer

The World Health Organization (WHO) today affirmed that there is a swine flu pandemic, which simply means the virus has now spread to more than one region of the world.

SWINE FLU WATCH: Infections top 2,000 with 44 deaths, WHO says

World Health Organization Update SWINE FLU WATCH: Infections top 2,000 with 44 deaths, WHO says

eTN Staff Writer

The number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus has topped 2,000, the United Nations health agency confirmed Thursday, stressing that although symptoms for the vast majority of the ...

SWINE FLU WATCH:  No risk of getting influenza A(H1N1) virus through food, says World Health Organization

Swine Flu Update SWINE FLU WATCH: No risk of getting influenza A(H1N1) virus through food, says World Health Organization

eTN Staff Writer

There is no reason to be afraid of consuming pork or to cull any pigs, the United Nations health agency once again stressed today, despite the detection of the influenza A(H1N1) virus in a swine ...

Applying tourism’s lessons learned from SARS to swine flu

Swine Flu: A SARS Repeat? Applying tourism’s lessons learned from SARS to swine flu

David Beirman

The global tourism industry is right to be concerned about swine flu and its potential impact on global tourism.

UN swine flu pandemic alert remains at phase 4 amid rising infections

Swine Flu Pandemonium? UN swine flu pandemic alert remains at phase 4 amid rising infections

eTN Staff Writer

The international influenza pandemic alert remains at phase four, on a six-level warning scale, the United Nations health agency, World Health Organization, said Tuesday, as the count of swine flu ...

Swine flu:  No cause for alarm, not considered a pandemic so far

Swine Flu Pandemonium? Swine flu: No cause for alarm, not considered a pandemic so far

Nelson Alcantara

With increasing numbers of people contracting the deadly swine flu virus, various governments and organizations are swiftly reacting by putting in place precautionary measures.

Zimbabwe’s cholera declining, but UN health agency urges continued vigilance vital

Cholera and Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s cholera declining, but UN health agency urges continued vigilance vital

eTN Staff Writer

While noting an overall downward trend in the number of cholera cases and deaths in Zimbabwe over the last two months, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) urged continued vigilance, ...

More bird flu deaths, UN report claims

Avian Flu More bird flu deaths, UN report claims

Nelson Alcantara

An Indonesian man has reportedly succumbed to bird flu infection, marking the third time this week that a bird flu-related death has been reported. The 47-year-old man from Indonesia’s Banten ...

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