WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

/ May 15, 2017

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday a second case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified ...

Zika emergency declared over in Brazil

/ May 12, 2017

Zika emergency declared over in Brazil

Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn’t considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that Zika can ...

/ Nov 8, 2016

Human antibody seen shielding mice fetuses from Zika

An antibody produced by the human body shielded unborn mice against Zika, a study said Monday, raising hopes for thwarting the virus known to cause brain damage in human fetuses. The antibody neutralized all known Zika strains in lab experiments, and “markedly reduced” virus ...

Nov 7, 2016

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

Authorities in Delhi on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health “emergency” in the world’s most polluted capital. Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers ...