The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly but surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health initiatives. However, it took a long time and countless deaths to get to this point - something that the WHO says is unacceptable. Now the organization is admitting to partial fault for this disaster, with its investigators and directors quick to say that they will make use of the lessons they have learned moving forward.
The deadly Ebola pandemic that continues to sweep through West Africa is likely spreading to a decent portion of affected communities through the improper treatment and burial of confirmed and suspected infection victims. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed new protocols that they believe will help facilitate the safe-but-dignified burial of Ebola victims.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released an updated report on tuberculosis prevalence across the globe, finding that there are almost half-a-million more cases of the illness than previously thought.
In case the mess of satirical and actual panic on social media hasn't alerted you of the situation yet, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally confirmed that a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.
Two Americans were recently cured of the deadly Ebola virus that is sweeping across west Africa. Now the physicians who thought up the so-called miraculous cure have released details on how it works and what inspired it.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will be working with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries that do not yet experience the disease at epidemic levels.
Ebola has reportedly taken 467 lives as of Monday, worrying World Health Organization officials who had once thought the Ebola epidemic was coming to an end.
Poliovirus has been detected in Brazil for the first time since 1989. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that it could have piggybacked into São Paulo with a sports fan prior to the World Cup.
Even with some of the lowest obesity rates in the world, many countries in Southeast Asia are growing Increasingly concerned about their rising obesity rates, launching initiatives to curb the problem before it becomes a national health issue.
Cigarette smoke and even electronic cigarette "vapor" may be contributing to an increased rate of antibiotic resistance among microbes, a new study suggests.
In protest of recent warnings from health ministry officials, some Saudi Arabians have begun kissing their camels, posting pictures and videos of the defiant acts on social media. Some claim they are braving a potential MERS infection, however, past reports indicate that it is unlikely that the virus can spread in this unusual manner.
The second ever case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the United State may have spread to two additional people, according to recent reports. Both potential MERS victims are healthcare workers who made contact with the initial victim and have since been isolated.
Only about one in 10 urbanites across the world are breathing air that can meet the recommended safety levels set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Indian city-dwellers have it the worst, according to newly released statistics.
The recent surge of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases that reportedly killed 126 people in Saudi Arabia alone may be nothing more than seasonal changes and neglect of recommended precautions, suggests investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Lebanon has reported its first official case of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), prompting the country's health minister to order an unusual "fever screening" process to be taken up at the Beirut international airport. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also announced that it will be holding international talks next week to address growing concerns about the spreading virus.