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Egypt records third bird flu death in 2015

An Egyptian woman has died of H5N1 bird flu in southern Egypt, the third person in the country to die of the illness this year, a health ministry official said on Friday. The woman, 43, lived in a village in Assiut and had direct

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Ebola spreads in W Africa as global cases top 20,000

The Ebola virus is still spreading in West Africa, especially in Sierra Leone, and the number of known cases globally has now exceeded 20,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The death toll from the outbreak, which has b

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Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A five-year-old Egyptian child died from bird flu on Wednesday, the tenth death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak surpasses 7,500: WHO

The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intense

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Unchecked superbugs could kill 10 million a year

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion by 2050 if their rampant global spread is not halted, according to a British government-commissioned review. Such infections alread

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Unchecked superbugs could kill 10 million a year

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion by 2050 if their rampant global spread is not halted, according to a British government-commissioned review. Such infections alread

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Malaria deaths drop by 47pc worldwide: WHO

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated and more getting bed nets, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Yet progress agai

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Ebola spreading fast in W Africa, global toll rises

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,070 out of 17,145 cases as of November 30, and the virus continues to spread intensely across Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone

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Ebola deaths near 7,000 in West Africa: WHO

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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