ARTICLES RELATING TO DISEASES

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread - WHO chief

2019-05-21 05:12

The World Health Organisation chief urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high".

DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked

2019-05-10 07:29

Dozens of fighters from an armed group known as Mai-Mai went into the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fought with security forces.

African Swine Fever hits Delmas

2019-05-02 20:49

African Swine Fever has broken out among pigs in Delmas, Mpumalanga, according to national Department of Health animal health director Mpho Maja.

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

2019-04-23 14:17

Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.

Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

2019-04-13 11:02

A top Red Cross official said he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases.

'I enjoy masturbating more than sex – is there something wrong with me?

2019-04-05 16:38

Dr Eve answers all your sex related questions

Cholera vaccination drive starts in Mozambique after cyclone

2019-04-03 15:22

A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900 000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease.

Mozambique races to contain cholera, vaccines will help

2019-04-01 16:47

Mozambican and international health workers raced to contain the outbreak of cholera in cyclone-hit city of Beira, where the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517 and the first death has been recorded.

2 200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at US immigration centres

2019-03-13 16:09

US immigration authorities say more than 2 200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined.

Scientists want to build a doomsday vault of germs that could one day help save humanity

2018-12-25 21:17

A group of scientists says the rise in immune diseases is linked to a loss of microbiota diversity. They propose creating a vault to store good germs.

 

'They're coming by dozens': HIV outbreak sparks panic in Pakistan

2019-05-16 14:44

More than 400 people, mostly children, tested HIV-positive due to unsanitary equipment and hospital malpractices.

Ebola death toll to pass 1 000 - UN

2019-05-04 07:25

The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed nearly 1 000 people, the UN said, warning the "intense" spread of the virus was set to persist.

South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines

2019-04-24 19:32

The South Sudan measles outbreak has raised questions about vaccines as some children still fall ill.

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1 200 people

2019-04-16 06:42

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1 200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.

A mysterious and deadly fungal infection is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it

2019-04-09 12:58

A fungal infection called candida auris is spreading around the world and drugs can't stop it from killing people. Here's what you need to know.

'I think my man has an STD – what do I do?

2019-04-03 16:51

Dr Eve answers all your sex related questions

Mozambique cholera cases now above 1 400; vaccines arrive

2019-04-02 18:11

Cholera cases in cyclone-hit Mozambique have risen above 1 400, government officials said, as hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses arrived in an attempt to limit the rapid spread of the disease.

Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead

2019-03-29 11:25

As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.

Nature or nurture? Twins study helps sort out genes' role in disease

2019-01-25 06:30

A large US study found that forty percent of common diseases have a genetic component.

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.

2018-12-02 20:55

The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.

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