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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan on Aug. 8, 2014 in Geneva gives a press conference following a two-day emergency meeting on west Africa's Ebola epidemic, as the death toll nears 1,000. (credit: ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak To Be International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

08/08/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

CDC Issues Highest Alert Response Over Ebola Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its highest alert activation over the Ebola outbreak.

08/07/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor: Ebola Outbreak Is ‘Spinning Out Of Control’

The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

08/05/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO: Ebola Death Toll In West Africa Pushes 900

Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887.

08/04/2014

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CDC: ‘The Bottom Line Is Ebola Is Worsening In West Africa’

NEW YORK (CBS Atlanta/AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to […]

08/01/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Report: WHO Warns Of Drug-Resistant Threat  

The World Health Organization reports that drug-resistant bacteria have become a global problem.

05/01/2014

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group. (Getty Images)

Study: Drowning A Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths For Young Children

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group.

04/15/2014

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

WHO: Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

03/25/2014

The World Health Organization's cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.  PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 22 Million New Cancer Cases To Develop Each Year

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.

02/03/2014

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