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Heavy Fighting Continues in Azaz District, Northern Syria, Devastating the Health System that is Already Close to Collapse.

Heavy Fighting Continues in Azaz District, Northern Syria, Devastating the Health System that is Already Close to Collapse.

  “Azaz district has seen some of the heaviest tolls of this brutal war, and yet again we are seeing healthcare under siege,” said Muskilda Zancada, MSF head of mission, Syria. “We ...

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S. Korea Reports Two Additional MERS Cases

S. Korea Reports Two Additional MERS Cases

  Seoul, South Korea – South Korea confirmed two more MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to nine, though none are in critical condition, health officials ...

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Measles Dangers Linger for Years After Infection: Study

Measles Dangers Linger for Years After Infection: Study

  Miami, United States – Measles can harm the immune system for up to three years, leaving survivors at a higher risk of catching other infectious and potentially deadly diseases, researchers said ...

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World Failing in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance: WHO

World Failing in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization ...

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Factfile: What is Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)?

Factfile: What is Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)?

  BABY MINDER – IPD is a serious illness caused by bacteria (called Streptococcus pneumoniae) that enters the body and can cause disease if they spread to the blood (blood ...

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Roll Over Ebola: Measles is the Deadly New Threat

Roll Over Ebola: Measles is the Deadly New Threat

  Monrovia, Liberia – The people of Monrovia’s Peace Island ghetto, refugees of civil war who found themselves suddenly overwhelmed and outmanoeuvred by the deadly Ebola Epidemic, are used to life under ...

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Origins of AIDS Virus Strains Traced to Gorillas

Origins of AIDS Virus Strains Traced to Gorillas

  Washington, United States – Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday ...

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Common Sense for the Common Cold

Common Sense for the Common Cold

  Viral rhinitis. Watery rhinorrhea. The ubiquitous common cold apparently is not “common” for nothing. Over 200 different viruses can cause what are technically known as upper-respiratory-tract infections, the more ...

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Disney Measles Outbreak Spreads to More US States, Mexico

Disney Measles Outbreak Spreads to More US States, Mexico

  Los Angeles, United States – A measles outbreak centered around Disneyland in California has spread to six more US states and Mexico, and an international visitor to the theme park likely ...

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Factfile: Focus on Pneumonia

Factfile: Focus on Pneumonia

  Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection affecting the lungs that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Although pneumonia can often be treated and cured, 1.1 million children under the ...

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