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Zika virus declared a global emergency

WHO, criticized for being asleep at the wheel on Zika like Ebola, snaps into action as Brazil reports 4,000 birth defects and virus spreads.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2016, 10:55 PM

Zika vaccine may be ready this year

If human testing successful, vaccine to be used during a public health emergency in October or November.Shoshana Miskin, 1/31/2016, 10:32 PM

Zika virus spreading 'explosively' says WHO

Scientists warn that it could take a decade to make a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virusShoshana Miskin, 1/28/2016, 4:03 PM

As siege continues, Madaya's situation worsens

City of Madaya is still under siege by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. WHO not being allowed to help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2016, 3:02 PM

WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

Following 42 days without any cases of Ebola, World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone out of danger.Matt Wanderman, 11/7/2015, 7:12 PM

Study: Bacon, sausage ham as dangerous as smoking

Israelis generally avoid pork products – and that's a healthy thing, the World Health Organization said in a new report.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2015, 6:08 PM

WHO: 1 Million People Wounded in Syrian War

Lack of medical care is causing infectious disease crisis as Syria continues on road to ruin, WHO representative reveals.Tova Dvorin, 12/19/2014, 1:44 PM

Nigeria Declared 'Ebola-Free'

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola virus after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization says.Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 4:36 PM

Doomsday: 1.4 Million Ebola Deaths By 2015

US Centers for Disease Control reports case numbers higher than thought and growing fast, meaning crisis unless serious action taken.Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 2:00 PM

Egypt Bans 'World Nargila Championship'

Nargila water-pipe smoking competition in Cairo banned due to breach of World Health Organization's anti-tobacco laws.Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 3:05 PM

8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel

2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 9:54 AM

Granddaughter of Hamas Head Hospitalized in Israel

Hamas chair Ismail Haniyeh's granddaughter transferred to Israel for medical aid - despite fact that Haniyeh won't recognize Israel exists.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2013, 12:15 AM

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

Mass flight from combat zones could bring polio virus to at-risk populations.Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2013, 5:37 PM

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

Mass immunization may be slowed as activist groups argue vaccines are dangerous.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 11:15 AM

Syria Accuses Israel of Health Violations

Syria slams Israel at the UN over the "deterioration of the health conditions" in "the occupied Golan."Elad Benari, 5/24/2013, 3:43 AM

WHO Warns of Untreatable Strain of Gonorrhoea

The World Health Organization is warning that a new strain of gonorrhoea has appeared, and is resistant to antibiotics.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/6/2012, 5:25 PM