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High risk of polio spreading from Pakistan, UN warns

The risk of polio spreading from Pakistan is high, particularly given the expected mass travel for the upcoming Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the United Nations warned today, calling for full vigilance

UN urges heightened surveillance after bird flu resurfaces

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today urged heightened preparedness and surveillance amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and be

UN urges stronger nuclear safeguards

Radioactive material from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan is gradually spreading into the global atmosphere, but at extremely low concentrations that do not present health hazards

Cholera epidemic continues to spread in Nigeria, 352 dead

ABUJA, Nigeria – All of Nigeria is at risk in a cholera epidemic that has killed 352 people in only three-months time, health officials warned Wednesday, as the country's rainy season continues to s

Global airline woes hit the Asia-Pacific

NEW International Air Transport Association figures suggest the malaise affecting the US airline industry may be spreading to the Asia-Pacific.IATA's March traffic figures show that global traffic growth in March was down to below 4 per cent when adjusted for the early Easter break, with passenger loads down 1.7 percentage points on last year to 76.1 per cent.

Indian airline not ready to spread its wings to SA

Top Indian airline Jet Airways has postponed its foray into the South African market to concentrate on building its business in Asia and the Middle East.Voted India’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards last year, Jet said this week that it had put on hold “until further notice” plans to expand into South Africa.