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20:00, 23 October 2017 Monday
Health & Environment

17:31, 10 October 2017 Tuesday
Thousands to get cholera vaccine in Bangladesh camps

UN says 900,000 doses of oral vaccine are to be given to Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar

04:06, 09 October 2017 Monday
Zambia capital records 11 cholera cases

3 cholera quarantine centers have been formed where victims are being treated

17:25, 06 October 2017 Friday
Nigeria confirms monkeypox outbreak

12 cases confirmed, 32 persons quarantined to halt spread of disease, says disease control body  

16:42, 06 October 2017 Friday
150 000 children in NW Syria to be vaccinated for

Provided by UNICEF, vaccinations will be administered by public health officials in Syria’s Idlib province  

14:25, 11 September 2017 Monday
One French farm found with tainted eggs

Eggs tainted by the insecticide mostly originate from farms in those two countries but have since been found in 45 nations worldwide, the European health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitisa said last week.

13:37, 10 September 2017 Sunday
WHO sounds alarm over DRCongo cholera epidemic

The UN says cholera is a major public health problem in the country with millions of cases registered every year. Last year, the disease claimed 817 lives there, according to the WHO.

13:42, 09 September 2017 Saturday
Canada EU China to co-host September climate meeting

The ministerial meeting will include representatives from some 30 countries, according to Canada's minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna.

06:06, 06 September 2017 Wednesday
Nigeria Cholera claims 20 in displaced persons' camps

Cholera is endemic in Nigeria, with a rise in cases during rainy season from April to September, says disease control center

12:00, 05 September 2017 Tuesday
Kenya 90 police officers in hospital for cholera

Police officers tested positive for cholera after eating infected food; health minister blames food workers

17:46, 03 September 2017 Sunday
14 people die of cholera in northeast Nigeria

"Up to September 1, 14 deaths have been reported," the health ministry said in a statement, adding that "the total number of suspected cholera cases stands at 186."

13:11, 31 August 2017 Thursday
US approves first gene therapy treatment

Pharmaceutical company says treatment has more than 80 percent success rate for form of leukemia

09:27, 29 August 2017 Tuesday
US seizes smallpox vaccine from stem cell company

Federal agency orders StemImmune to stop injecting vaccine into tumors of cancer patients

03:35, 27 August 2017 Sunday
Cholera has killed 2 018 people in Yemen WHO

565,041 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in the country since April 27

09:48, 26 August 2017 Saturday
UN human rights expert sounds alarm on toxic pollution

Unknown health risks include cancer, respiratory diseases, birth defects and reduced cognition

17:14, 23 August 2017 Wednesday
Turkish eggs 'clear of pesticide' at center of scare

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock's tests clear eggs, official says  

15:47, 19 August 2017 Saturday
Over 60 dead in mysterious disease outbreak

Laboratory tests conducted to ascertain exact cause of deaths in north central Kogi state, health official says

13:08, 18 August 2017 Friday
Malaria epidemic kills more than 4 000 in South Sudan

Health official decries lack of funds to fight malaria, appeals for donations to help fight disease  

15:40, 17 August 2017 Thursday
Fatal drug overdoses double among US teens

Surge in heroin use, other opioids seen as main reason for increased deaths  

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