Jul 11, 2014

WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs

The World Health Organization on Friday urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world. “We are seeing exploding epidemics,” warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads the WHO’s ...

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Mar 31, 2014

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Liberia has confirmed two cases of the deadly Ebola virus that is suspected to have killed at least 78 people in neighboring Guinea, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said in a statement released Sunday the cases were among seven samples tested ...

Coronavirus spreads in a hospital for first time

May 17, 2013

Coronavirus spreads in a hospital for first time

Two Saudi Arabian health workers have contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients, marking the first evidence of transmission in a hospital setting, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “This is the first time health care workers have been diagnosed with nCoV (novel coronavirus) infection ...

No proof bird flu spreading among humans

Apr 9, 2013

No proof bird flu spreading among humans

The World Health Organization said Monday there is no evidence China’s bird flu is spreading among humans, but jitters over the outbreak that has killed six people so far has also seen airline and tourism shares slump. China announced just over a week ago ...