World Bulletin / News Desk
The U.S. death toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections reached 25 on Friday following another death in Tennessee, the state where the problem was first discovered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
In its daily update on the meningitis emergency, the CDC said the latest fatality brings the number of deaths to 10 in Tennessee, the most of any state.
Michigan has reported five deaths, Florida and Indiana three each, Virginia two, and Maryland and North Carolina one each.
Eight more cases of meningitis were reported on Friday, bringing the national total to 331 cases. There were another seven cases of infections after a steroid was injected in a joint such as a knee, hip, shoulder or elbow.
The new cases reported by the CDC on Friday were in Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Tennessee. Cases have been discovered in 18 of the 23 states that received shipments of the suspect steroid.
The steroid was supplied by New England Compounding Center of Massachusetts, which now faces multiple investigations. Health authorities have said its facility near Boston failed to make medications in sterile conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a patient at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
The Saudi Arabian national was being treated in an isolation ward in a hospital in Vienna and all people she had been in contact with would be informed and checked for symptoms
The death toll has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.
In the study of 50 non-small cell lung cancer patients with a rearrangement of the ROS1 gene, Xalkori treatment led to significant tumor shrinkage in 36 of them, or 72 percent, and halted tumor growth in an additional 9 patients.
The second contingent of 296 doctors and nurses will head to Liberia and Guinea, the official news agency Prensa Latina said on Friday.
Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax will target the power sector, particularly generators operating thermal plants with installed capacity equal or larger than 50 megawatts (MW).
Priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, passed away after having caught virus while working in Sierra Leone.
Malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia threaten many more lives as fear of Ebola means sick people are avoiding clinics and death toll among health workers has left few staff
Health officials issue alerts as the number of suspected cases of the chikingunya virus approach 1 million.
Rabies remains a threat to half the world's people and about 40 percent of victims are children, the experts said.
U.S. President Barack Obama called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying hundreds of thousands of lives were at stake.
India's Supreme Court ruled that 214 coal mining licenses granted between 1993 and 2010 were "illegally and arbitrarily" allocated.
WHO advisers earlier recommended the screening of travellers departing Ebola-affected countries from airports and ports.
Several islands had been abandoned in Kiribati partly because low-lying farmland was becoming less productive as storm surges whipped more salt onto the land
The event, which comes ahead of a UN summit, will call on leaders to do more to meet the threat of climate change