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Coronavirus: five myths debunked
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Coronavirus: five myths debunked

WHO has published list of widely held misconceptions about the deadly infection
28 Feb 2020
Coronavirus: WHO’s relationship with China examined
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Coronavirus: WHO’s relationship with China examined

The UN agency is facing criticism for praising Beijing’s response to deadly outbreak
5 Feb 2020
Coronavirus declared a global emergency
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Coronavirus declared a global emergency

Declaration allows World Health Organization to persuade nations to work harder
31 Jan 2020
Syrian forces ‘targeting hospitals and using cluster bombs’
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Syrian forces ‘targeting hospitals and using cluster bombs’

Amnesty International accuses Assad of ‘crimes against humanity’ as bombing intensifies
29 May 2019
What is Disease X?
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What is Disease X?

Experts fear Chinese poultry flu could mutate into mystery disease that sparks worldwide pandemic
20 Jun 2018
Are you addicted to video games?
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Are you addicted to video games?

World Health Organization lists gaming disorder as a medical condition
18 Jun 2018
Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

World Health Organisation confirms resurgence of deadly disease one year after end of epidemic in West Africa
15 May 2017
Zika virus: tests support links to birth defects, paralysis
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Zika virus: tests support links to birth defects, paralysis

'Everything we know about this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought,' say officials
14 Apr 2016
E-cigarettes 'should be prescribed on the NHS'
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E-cigarettes 'should be prescribed on the NHS'

Public Health England says vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking and could save thousands of lives
19 Aug 2015
EBOLA: West Africa outbreak out of control
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EBOLA: West Africa outbreak out of control

Death toll from Ebola continues to rise as the organisation admits it 'failed to see the writing on the wall'
10 Dec 2014
Malaria deaths halved but progress threatened by Ebola
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Malaria deaths halved but progress threatened by Ebola

'Tremendous achievements' could be reversed in West Africa as Ebola outbreak continues, warns WHO
9 Dec 2014
Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'
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Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'

Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed
27 Nov 2014
EBOLA: Unpaid grave diggers dump bodies
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EBOLA: Unpaid grave diggers dump bodies

Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'
26 Nov 2014
Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death
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Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death

30,000 residents on lockdown after Chinese man contracts pneumonic plague and dies
23 Jul 2014
BEIJING: Air pollution like a 'nuclear winter'
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BEIJING: Air pollution like a 'nuclear winter'

Air pollution in Beijing is now 20 times worse than levels the World Health Organisation considers safe
26 Feb 2014
H7N9 bird flu outbreak could pose 'serious risk' says WHO
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H7N9 bird flu outbreak could pose 'serious risk' says WHO

New strain of disease has already killed 24 people in China and is mutating rapidly
2 May 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Feb 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Feb 2013

20 Feb 2013
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