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Coronavirus: WHO declares ‘unprecedented outbreak’ a global emergency as more than 9,000 infected

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the “unprecedented” outbreak of coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern, as officials bid [...] » More

Explainer: Rapid spread of China coronavirus fuels global alarm

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

International alarm over the coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December is driven by its rapid spread and the fact that infectious disease experts cannot yet know [...] » More

WHO deems coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency Here’s what the ‘extraordinary event’ means

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle | 6:02 AM

Hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus on US soil, officials from the World [...] » More

WHO declares China virus outbreak an international emergency

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the coronavirus epidemic in China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Tedros Adhanom [...] » More

WHO calls world to action on China virus ahead of crisis talks

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned all governments to “take action” over the deadly SARS-like virus spreading from China, as hundreds of foreigners [...] » More

Human spread of virus in three countries outside China worrying WHO chief

Human spread of virus in three countries outside China worrying WHO chief

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The person-to-person spread of the new coronavirus in three countriesGermany, Vietnam and Japanis worrying and will be considered by experts reconvened to consider declaring [...] » More

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China’s central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging [...] » More

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

20-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a “major shift” in efforts to kick the [...] » More

WHO, Unicef: Sabah polio outbreak a rare strain, genetically confirmed from Philippines

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The re-emergence of the polio in Malaysia after 27 years is from the same virus that broke out and is spreading in the southern Philippines, the World Health Organization [...] » More

White Americans far likelier to receive HIV prevention drug than minorities

05-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

White Americans who are at risk of HIV are seven times more likely than blacks to receive a daily oral pill shown to be extremely effective at preventing infection, according [...] » More

Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk: study

05-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Treating younger people with high cholesterol levels may help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in later life, a major study showed Wednesday. Described as the [...] » More

WHO warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise

04-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization warned of a “slide back” in global efforts to eliminate measles Tuesday, as the death toll from an outbreak that has killed dozens [...] » More

Climate change hits health, yet funds lacking: WHO

04-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization [...] » More

WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:47 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a “critical step” towards its licensing, [...] » More

What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Dubbed “breakbone fever”, dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually. Around half [...] » More