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H1N1 outbreak kills 33 in Iran—Minister

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Teheran - Iranian Deputy Health Minister, Ali-Akbar Sayyari, said more than 33 people were killed in an outbreak of H1N1 in Iran over the past three...

Reps want Agip Oil to contain spill in Bayelsa

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Abuja - The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Nigerian Agip Oil Company to clean up recent multiple oil spills to avoid fire...

Diarrhoea outbreak reported in Botswana, two children killed

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Gaborone -Botswana has reported a diarrhoea outbreak in Ramotswa village, in the country's South-East District. According to Ian Tema, the South East District Commissioner, 43...

Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

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Monrovia - Liberia on Wednesday recorded the sixth Ebola confirmed case and second death since the virus resurfaced in June. A senior medical official said...

Cholera hits Juba capital as cost of clean water skyrockets

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Dar es Salaam - Global Humanitarian Agency, Oxfam, said on Monday that cholera cases were rapidly increasing in Juba even as the cost of...

UNICEF distributes 700,000 teaching, learning kits to schools in Liberia

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NEW YORK - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has began distributing the first batch of 700,000 teaching and learning kits to thousands of schools...

New Ebola Vaccines Pass Important Early Test, Researchers Say

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By DENISE GRADY Two new Ebola vaccines have passed an important test, protecting monkeys against the strain of the virus responsible for the current deadly outbreak, researchers reported...

Cholera outbreak kills 19 in flood-hit Mozambique

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MAPUTO - Mouzinho Saide, Mozambique Deputy Health Minister, said cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique hit by floods has killed 19 people. He said on Wednesday...

South Africa: Calm restored after outbreak of xenophobia

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CAPE TOWN - Calm has returned to Soweto and other townships around Johannesburg following several days of clashes between local residents and foreign shop...

Ebola outbreak in West Africa slowing down – UN

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UNITED NATIONS - An outbreak of Ebola that has claimed over 8,400 lives in West Africa appeared to be slowing down, the UN special...

Okobaba community sends SOS to LASG as 4 feared dead in...

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Lagos- The residents of Okobaba area of Lagos State on Monday sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to the Lagos State Government following the...

Ebola outbreak will end in 2015 – UN’s Anthony Banbury

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The deadly Ebola outbreak will be ended in 2015, the outgoing head of the UN team fighting the disease has said. Anthony Banbury said the...

Expert warns Lagos residents, motorists against hoarding of PMS to prevent...

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LAGOS - The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaq Fadipe, on Wednesday warned residents and motorists against hoarding of the premium motor...

HIV outbreak in Cambodian village sparks investigation

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PHNOM PENH - An outbreak of HIV in a village in north-western Cambodia prompted an investigation, an official said on Wednesday, as news media...

We have measures to stem recurrence of Ebola Virus outbreak, says...

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Lagos- The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) said on Friday it had put measures in place to guard against a recurrence of the...

Taiwan raises the alarm level in dengue fever outbreak

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TAIPEI - Taiwan's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday raised the alarm level over an epidemic of dengue fever, which has caused seven...

America’s health system is woefully unprepared for an #Ebola outbreak

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BY ABDUL EL-SAYED NEW YORK – Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought Ebola into the United States, the disease was largely dismissed as an exotic pestilence...

Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa

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UNITED NATIONS — Nineteen thousand doctors and nurses will soon be needed to make a dent in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, but the world...

IMF appeals for help to countries affected by Ebola outbreak

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DAR ES SALAAM  - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appealed to the donor community to provide grants to countries affected by the...

Ebola Outbreak: US studies Nigeria’s strategy

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In what will come off to most as a stunning ironic twist, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention has sent some...