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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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Mers-CoV rampant in Saudi due to camels: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has attributed the lack of control over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (Mers-CoV) to camels, as compared to South Korea which got rid of the disease within two months, according to a report

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WHO declares Sharjah region’s first healthy city

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Sharjah as the first healthy city in the region following the latter’s adherence to all the requirements pertaining to the WHO’s Healthy Cities programme. Sheikh Essam

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Workforce, finances remain low for mental health

Nearly one in 10 people worldwide have a mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in mental health, according to a report report. The World Health Organization’s ‘Mental H

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Cholera outbreaks ‘can be controlled with oral vaccines’

The use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said. The deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to

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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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