First case of Zika virus hits USVirus reported in Texas attributed to human transmission and not mosquito bite.
Zika virus declared a global emergencyWHO, criticized for being asleep at the wheel on Zika like Ebola, snaps into action as Brazil reports 4,000 birth defects and virus spreads.
WHO Bemoans Lack of Health Service for Millions in IraqWorld Health Organization says more than five million in need of health services - but no funds to provide it.
WHO Seeks $1 Billion More for Four Conflict-Hit CountriesSyria, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan all in dire need of emergency aid, World Health Organization says.
WHO: One Million People Wounded in Syrian WarLack of medical care is causing infectious disease crisis as Syria continues on road to ruin, WHO representative reveals.
WHO Warns Ebola May Infect 10,000 a Week by DecemberEbola now at 70% - not 50% - mortality rate as epidemic deepens, with 9,000 total infections expected by weekend and 4,447 dead.
Doomsday Scenario: 1.4 Million Ebola Victims By JanuaryUS Centers for Disease Control reports case numbers higher than thought and growing fast, meaning crisis unless serious action taken.
8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.
PA Group Condemns WHO Conference in JerusalemA Palestinian Authority human rights organization has used a WHO regional health conference as a launching pad for political salvos.
UN Issues New 'Bird Flu' WarningsThe World Health Organization has warned of a possible resurgence of the H5N1 'Bird Flu' virus; and a new 'mutant strain.'
Health Ministry Advisory: Polio Outbreak in TajikistanThe Health Ministry is warning Israelis traveling to Tajikistan to be vaccinated against polio due to an outbreak of the illness in that country.