South Korea reports first MERS deaths amid growing alarm

Jun 2, 2015

South Korea reports first MERS deaths amid growing alarm

South Korea on Tuesday reported its first deaths from the MERS virus, following the largest outbreak outside the Middle East that has infected 25 people and triggered widespread public alarm. A 58-year-old woman died of acute respiratory failure Monday and tests later came back ...

Mar 30, 2015

Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China

by Cesar Chelala

China now has the second-largest tuberculosis epidemic — second only to India — with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, says the Chinese Center for Disease Control, is that China has the largest number ...

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

Mar 17, 2015

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient’s status was changed from ...

Sep 9, 2014

Resentment simmering inside Liberia's 'Ebola jail town'

Trapped since officials placed them in quarantine two weeks ago, the residents of Dolo Town are becoming increasingly resentful over their incarceration in Liberia’s open “Ebola jail.” Around 17,000 increasingly hungry residents in the settlement, close to the international airport, are forced to line ...