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‘We Were Slow’: WHO Admits Mistakes in Ebola Response

‘We Were Slow’: WHO Admits Mistakes in Ebola Response

  Geneva, Switzerland – The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the UN body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than ...

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Ebola Death Toll Rises to 6,331 as S.Leone Overtakes Liberia Cases

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 6,331 as S.Leone Overtakes Liberia Cases

  Geneva, Switzerland – More than 6,300 people have now died from Ebola in the three hardest hit nations in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, as Sierra Leone overtook Liberia ...

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Saudi Names New Health Minister to Combat MERS Virus

Saudi Names New Health Minister to Combat MERS Virus

  Ryad, Arabie Saoudite – King Abdullah named a new health minister Monday to lead the fight against the MERS virus that has cost more than 350 lives in Saudi Arabia, after his ...

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SLeone Says Falls Short of Ebola Treatment Target

SLeone Says Falls Short of Ebola Treatment Target

  FREETOWN, December 4, 2014 (AFP) – Sierra Leone confirmed Thursday it was some way short of a key target to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating almost three-quarters of patients ...

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European Agency Clears Novartis Vaccine in Italy Scare

European Agency Clears Novartis Vaccine in Italy Scare

  PARIS, December 3, 2014 (AFP) – Europe’s drugs watchdog on Wednesday said it found no evidence to link the Novartis flu vaccine Fluad to a scare in Italy, where 19 ...

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Egypt Reports Four New Bird Flu Deaths

Egypt Reports Four New Bird Flu Deaths

  CAIRO, December 3, 2014 (AFP) – Egypt reported on Wednesday four new deaths from bird flu, taking to seven the number of people that the H5N1 virus has killed in ...

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Access to HIV Meds is Making the AIDS Virus Lose Punch: Study

Access to HIV Meds is Making the AIDS Virus Lose Punch: Study

  BOTSWANA, December 1, 2014 (AFP) – The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may lose its ability to cause AIDS over time as more people take anti-retroviral drugs to keep the infection ...

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