All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘World Health Organization’

Ebola in Mali: Virus Continues to Spread in West Africa

As the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations struggle to contain Ebola in West Africa, the virus is continuing to spread. The current outbreak is the largest Ebola outbreak in history. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola since the outbreak began in March. Most of the nearly 10,000 Ebola cases diagnosed during the current outbreak have come …

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17 Ebola Patients Escaped Quarantine Back in August

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the first cases of Ebola began to appear in the Liberian capital of Monrovia in mid-June. The WHO and other organizations tried to quickly train local hospitals to contain the outbreak, but Monrovia’s limited healthcare infrastructure was soon overrun with Ebola patients. The city is now one of the worst-hit by the largest …

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UK: Ebola Screening Comes to Heathrow

Even in countries not likely to be widely affected by Ebola people are beginning to worry about the growing outbreak of the disease. Tensions in the U.S. are rising after a Dallas healthcare worker was diagnosed with Ebola just days ago. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now implemented screening procedures at airports for people arriving …

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Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than one year, with the WHO declaring the pandemic over in August 2010. If Australia has any impact on WHO classifications, …

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Saudi Arabian Man Suspected of Having Ebola Dies

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health said that a citizen of that country who died Wednesday in Jeddah is suspected of having contracted Ebola while on a recent business trip to Sierra Leone. Saudi laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing blood samples from the deceased man for Ebola, as well as for other illnesses which cause the …

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China Bubonic Plague: City Quarantined, One Dead

In China bubonic plague has forced officials to quarantine parts of the city of Yumen, which is located in the northwestern portion of the country. A 38-year-old man in that city died of bubonic plague last week. He had reportedly been in contact with a dead marmot, which is a type of squirrel-like rodent. Close to 100,000 people have been …

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MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination for the virus. Despite the limited proximity of origins, however, the worldwide health and scientific communities are constantly monitoring the …

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West African Virus Death Toll Rises Above 80

West Africa is bracing itself for the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in nearly a decade. CNN is reporting that the death toll has risen to 85 with dozens more ill. The deaths are among 137 cases reported by the World Health Organization, which said the outbreak has “rapidly evolved” since starting in southeastern Guinea. Other suspected affected areas …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. As it currently stands, Alzheimer’s may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, trailing …

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