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Planes have completed an aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying Zika in Miami, despite protests over the insecticide’s possible harmful effects.
Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to Miami in Florida after another 10 Zika cases were identified.
Europe’s first Zika microcephaly birth has been confirmed in Spain.
The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers
There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year
Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after
The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be
Efforts are being stepped up across the Americas, including in Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Honduras, to help fight the rapid spread of the
On Monday, and for the first time since the recent Ebola crisis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency in response
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the
The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around
The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika
A Danish man has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, but is expected to recover soon, health officials said. The man, who is in
A aid agency report says a woman who died of Ebola in Sierra Leone this week has potentially exposed at least twenty-seven other people to the virus
A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighbouring Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain, and risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of
A new Ebola vaccine is being tested for the first time in Europe on volunteers at a Spanish hospital in Madrid. Forty health workers are being
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit. Medical personnel
It has now been a week since any new cases of Ebola were declared in the three West African countries at the centre of a recent epidemic. The World
Ivory Coast said on Friday that H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West
The Liberian government is on a drive to register more than 70,000 children born at the height of the Ebola epidemic. 70,000 Liberian births
South Korea has declared a “de facto end” to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, known as MERS. The coronavirus has so far killed 36
New cases of Ebola have been detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus. The authorities
A man infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, earlier this year has died in hospital in Germany. The 65-year-old suffered
Two South Korean hospitals have been sealed off, in a bid to stop the spread of a deadly respiratory disease. MERS has infected 126 people in the
Five more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have been confirmed in South Korea. It takes the total number of people infected to 30
Sierra Leone has announced house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and internal travel restrictions as part of a new plan to battle the outbreak
Thousands of students, activists and health officials paraded through Pattaya beach town on Monday (December 1) to promote safe sex on World
British health officials have begun killing 6,000 ducks at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu. The strain of the virus