Category Archives: International

Bangladesh’s ‘Tree Man’ Undergoes Successful Surgery

Bangladesh’s ‘Tree Man’ Undergoes Successful Surgery

  Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet underwent a successful operation to remove some of the growths, a hospital ...

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Colombia Reports 37,000 Zika Cases, Over 6,300 in Pregnant Women

Colombia Reports 37,000 Zika Cases, Over 6,300 in Pregnant Women

  Bogota, Colombia – Colombia has now registered more than 37,000 cases of people infected with Zika, including more than 6,300 pregnant women, the country’s National Institute of Health reported. The ...

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Microcephaly Cases Up 10% in Brazil Amid Zika Scare

Microcephaly Cases Up 10% in Brazil Amid Zika Scare

  Brasília, Brazil – Brazil reported a new total of 508 confirmed cases of microcephaly, the serious birth defect suspected of being linked to the Zika virus — a 10 percent ...

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WHO Launches $56 Million Zika Response Plan

WHO Launches $56 Million Zika Response Plan

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization released its initial response plan to the Zika virus outbreak, launching a funding appeal for the $56 million (50 million euros) operation.  The ...

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US Scientists Travel to Colombia for Zika Collaboration

US Scientists Travel to Colombia for Zika Collaboration

  Bogota, Colombia – American scientists traveled to Colombia to investigate the mosquito-borne Zika virus and help find a vaccine for the disease that is plaguing Latin America, the US ambassador ...

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Six Pregnant Mexican Women Infected with Zika

Six Pregnant Mexican Women Infected with Zika

  Mexico City, Mexico – Six pregnant women have been infected with Zika in Mexico, the health ministry said Tuesday, amid global fears that the mosquito-borne virus causes a severe birth ...

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Red Cross Delivers Medicines to Yemen’s Besieged Taez

Red Cross Delivers Medicines to Yemen’s Besieged Taez

  Sanaa, Yemen – The International Committee of the Red Cross said that it had delivered medical supplies to Taez, the second desperately needed shipment to Yemen’s rebel-besieged third city in ...

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Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

  Washington, United States – Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers ...

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Second Pregnant Woman Diagnosed with Zika in Australia

Second Pregnant Woman Diagnosed with Zika in Australia

  Melbourne, Australia – A second pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Australia, officials said, adding that the disease was acquired overseas and there was no ...

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Sierra Leone Releases Last Four People from Ebola Quarantine

Sierra Leone Releases Last Four People from Ebola Quarantine

  Freetown, Sierra Leone – Four people who had been in contact with Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola case were declared free of the disease and released from quarantine, health authorities ...

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