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Liberia fights Ebola as W Africa toll tops 1,200

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.

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Ebola-hit states must screen departing travellers: WHO

Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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‘Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission’: WHO

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated.   “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” sai

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Ebola global health emergency, declares WHO

West Africa's Ebola epidemic constitutes an international health emergency and the virus, which has killed nearly 1,000 people, could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "The

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WHO advises no flight controls from Ebola virus

The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an infected person flew, the airlines association Iata said on Thursday.

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WHO advises no flight controls from Ebola virus

The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an infected person flew, the airlines association Iata said on Thursday.

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WHO shocked by hits on health services in Gaza

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on July 8.   Sustained calm is need

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Bahrain ranks high on maternal health list

Bahrain has been ranked second in the Arab world and 50th at the international level, among 178 countries, in the 15th Annual Issue of State of the World's Mothers report. It is issued by the British non-governmental organisat

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WHO urges higher tobacco taxes to save lives

Countries must raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco, the World Health Organisation has urged. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that increasing tobacco taxes

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Mers virus not yet global emergency: WHO

Concern about the deadly new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus has "significantly increased" but the disease does not yet constitute a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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