News Features

  MERS-CoV Update - More deaths from virus reported in UAE and KSA, first case in Yemen
At the time of going to press WHO reported (26 April 2014) that the ministries of health of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Iraq Update - Vaccines alone cannot beat polio in Iraq
A countrywide vaccination campaign got under way in April in Iraq following the country’s first confirmed case of polio in 14 years, but public health experts warn it will take more than immunization to beat the virus, according to IRIN News.
  Pharmacology - WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health  
Antibiotic resistance is now a major threat to public health – this is the essence of a new, hard-hitting, report by the World Health Organization (WHO) released on April 30.
WHO Report - 7 million deaths each year linked to air pollution
In new estimates released 25 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure.

 Date of upload: 12th May 2014
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