Public health

August 30, 2018 - 1:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says nearly 120,000 suspected cases of cholera were reported in conflict-wracked Yemen between January and mid-August and the pace has been increasing. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that although the 120,000 figure is lower than...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:13 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government is rejecting trade union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak that has caused two deaths and infected dozens. Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui insisted that "the situation is completely under control." Speaking...
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Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks about update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the one year mark of Rohingya crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:12 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks about update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the one year mark of Rohingya crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 11:46 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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August 25, 2018 - 9:06 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:46 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the 10 people who were the first to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:15 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the 10 people who were the first to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization congratulates Congo's government...
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President Donald Trump colors during a visit with a group of children at the Nationwide Children's Hospital, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 5:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump has toured the neonatal intensive care unit of an Ohio children's hospital that treats babies affected by the opioid epidemic. Trump was accompanied on Friday's tour of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus by his wife, Melania, and Health and Human...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with a group of children during a visit the Nationwide Children's Hospital, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 4:56 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump has toured the neonatal intensive care unit of an Ohio children's hospital that treats babies affected by the opioid epidemic. Trump was accompanied on Friday's tour of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus by his wife, Melania, and Health and Human...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018 file photo, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's health officials said Friday, Aug. 24, that more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. More than 1,380 people have been infected in an outbreak linked to cases imported from Venezuela. To stop the disease's spread, Brazil's Health Ministry launched a campaign this...
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