global health emergency

Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global health emergency -- the highest alarm it can sound.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Time to take precautions against Monkeypox

Early measures would go a long way in preventing another outbreak

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022
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Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global health emergency -- the highest alarm it can sound.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

WHO mulls global health emergency declaration on Zika

The World Health Organization's emergency committee will debate whether a Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in serious birth defects in South America should be considered a global health emergency.