Tag Archives: World Health Organisation

Two Patients in Britain Test Negative for MERS

Two Patients in Britain Test Negative for MERS

  London, United Kingdom – Two patients in Britain have tested negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), officials said Tuesday, after a hospital wing was shut down as a precautionary ...

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S. Korea President Urges Action as MERS Outbreak Closes Schools

S. Korea President Urges Action as MERS Outbreak Closes Schools

  Seoul, South Korea – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged officials to ease rising public panic Wednesday over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has infected 30 people, ...

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Choking in Car Fumes, Madrid Locals Curse Pollution

Choking in Car Fumes, Madrid Locals Curse Pollution

  Madrid, Spain – Locals call it the “beret”: a grey layer of exhaust fumes that blots out Madrid’s blue skies on still days. For asthma sufferer Conxi Grau, it feels more ...

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Low Infection Rate Halts Ebola Treatment Trials in Liberia

Low Infection Rate Halts Ebola Treatment Trials in Liberia

  London, United Kingdom – Britain’s Wellcome Trust said that clinical trials it was funding for a new Ebola treatment in Liberia were halted on Tuesday due to a fall in new cases. ...

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Delay in Funds may have Helped Ebola Spread

Delay in Funds may have Helped Ebola Spread

  Paris, France – Delays by international donors in providing money promised to fight Ebola may have allowed the disease to spread, driving up the amount of the final bill, ...

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How People Respond to Trauma and Bereavement – Part II

How People Respond to Trauma and Bereavement – Part II

  Grief, our natural response to bereavement or the loss of a loved one, has traditionally been defined by Kubler-Ross in five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The ...

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Cholera Kills 20 in Nigeria: State Official

Cholera Kills 20 in Nigeria: State Official

  Port Harcourt, Nigeria – A cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria’s Rivers State has killed 20 people and infected scores more, the state health commissioner, Sampson Parker, said Wednesday. Parker, a physician, said ...

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Four Die of Bird Flu in Libya: Minister

Four Die of Bird Flu in Libya: Minister

  Benghazi, Libya – Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country’s internationally recognised government said on Saturday. Rida al-Awkali said a fifth ...

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Egypt Reports Eighth Bird Flu Death this Year

Egypt Reports Eighth Bird Flu Death this Year

  Cairo, Egypt – Health authorities in Egypt on Thursday reported the country’s eighth death this year from bird flu. “A woman of 33 originally from Sohag province (in the south) has ...

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