The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that it has elected to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a decision that comes nearly a year after the outbreak was first declared and after the infection of thousands of people. Continue reading Ebola Outbreak Declared a Public Health Emergency by World Health Organization
The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has infected 1,720 and killed 1,136, giving the viral disease a whopping 66 percent fatality rate. And the situation is making public health experts on the ground increasingly nervous. Continue reading Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected
After a man in Italy was reported to have signs of Zika virus in his semen six months after exposure, scientists are questioning whether the virus is reproducing itself in the male genital tract.
Thick smog over Shenyang, a large city in northeastern China, sent air pollution in the city last weekend to levels about 50 times higher than what’s considered safe by the World Health Organization (WHO). That level of pollution puts the health of everyone in the city at risk, experts say.
Very sad news for bacon lovers.
The World Health Organization announced Monday that cured and processed meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs and ham cause cancer, adding the foods to a top-tier list of carcinogenic substances that includes alcohol, cigarettes, asbestos, and arsenic.
The World Health Organization has a new strategy for fighting drug-resistant diseases like MRSA and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, which cost lives and strain healthcare systems around the world.