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Ebola-hit nations need $700m to rebuild healthcare

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epidemic, senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Mo

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World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More than 90 per cent of the world population has access to cl

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WHO warns S.Korea's Mers outbreak a 'wake-up call'

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) is a 'wake-up call' but does not constitute a global emergency, as the country reported eight new cases.

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South Korea Mers cases rise as death toll hits 20

South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak that began last month

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Ebola ‘could hit again in West Africa’

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. "The r

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S Korea's ‘Mers centre’ cuts services

A South Korean hospital suspended most services on Sunday after being identified as the epicentre of the spread of a deadly respiratory disease that has killed 14 people since being diagnosed in the country nearly four weeks ago.

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S Korea's ‘Mers centre’ cuts services

A South Korean hospital suspended most services on Sunday after being identified as the epicentre of the spread of a deadly respiratory disease that has killed 14 people since being diagnosed in the country nearly four weeks ago.

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S. Korea's Mers outbreak large and complex, warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) was "large and complex" and more cases should be anticipated, but it saw no sign the disease is spreading in the

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South Korea reports nine new Mers cases

South Korea's health ministry reported on Saturday nine more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) raising the total to 50 but said one patient had recovered and became the first to be discharged from hospital. The

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Alarm spreads as S Korea reports first two deaths from Mers

Alarm over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea spread on Thursday with North Korea calling for border checks while hundreds more schools closed in the South and authorities reported five new cases.

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