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January 24, 2015
No new polio cases in Syria reported for a year: WHO
Beirut (AFP) Jan 21, 2015
Syria has gone a year without a reported polio case, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after a massive immunisation campaign triggered by the disease's appearance in the war-torn country. The agency said "the outbreak seems to have been brought under control" in Syria after a push to immunise millions of children across the Middle East. "It's a very encouraging sign that Syria's returning to a polio-free status," Chris Maher, the WHO's polio eradication manager, told AFP. He said ... read more

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Schools reopening as W.Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic
Children on Monday trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak. ... more
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Two die of bird flu in China
Two people have died of the H7N9 strain of avian flu in China's eastern province of Fujian, state media said Saturday, quoting local health officials. ... more
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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014
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UN Ebola czar says epidemic has 'passed the tipping point'
The Ebola crisis has "passed the tipping point" and there is now a reasonable chance the deadly outbreak could end quickly, the UN special envoy said Thursday. ... more
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Flu shot just 23 percent effective: US
This US winter season's flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities' early estimates out Thursday. ... more
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Hybrid 'super mosquito' resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets
Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a "super mosquito" hybrid that's resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets. "It's 'super' with ... more
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US okays Roche test to identify HIV, hepatitis viruses
US authorities have approved a test developed by Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche that can detect both HIV and hepatitis viruses, the company said Friday. ... more
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Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic
Sierra Leone now has the means to curb the Ebola epidemic, the new head of the UN mission for the fight against the disease and a senior World Health Organization official said Friday. ... more
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Five years after quake, cholera epidemic haunts Haiti
Five years after an earthquake demolished its capital, Haiti's efforts to get back on its feet are still hampered by an epidemic blamed on the UN troops there to help. ... more
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At least 26 US kids die of flu in 'bad' season: officials
A particularly bad flu is sweeping the United States, killing 26 children so far this season and nearly doubling hospitalizations among people over 65 in the past week alone, officials said Friday. ... more
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Scientists discover hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali
Researchers in Mali have discovered a new hybrid mosquito - a so-called "super mosquito" - that is unaffected by bed nets treated with insecticides. ... more
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Contaminated equipment behind Cambodia HIV outbreak
A mass HIV outbreak in a Cambodian village was most likely caused by contaminated medical equipment, the World Health Organization and Cambodian health ministry said Saturday. ... more
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New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said Wednesday they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs. ... more
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One Pakistani's dogged fight against rats
The people of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar have lived through countless bombings, shootings and kidnappings in recent years, but now a new peril stalks the streets - huge house rats. ... more
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China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises
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Egypt reports 10th bird flu death this year
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Hong Kong raises bird flu alert level as woman critical
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Four die of bird flu in Libya: minister
Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country's internationally recognised government said on Saturday. ... more
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China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy: state media
China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation. ... more
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New suit for Ebola workers promises more comfort, safety
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way. ... more
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China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy: report
The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China. ... more
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