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China virus death toll about 1,400, six health workers among victims
The death toll from China's virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country's struggle to contain a deepening health crisis.
TB must also be reduced to achieve goal of ending AIDS epidemic by 2030
The World Health Organization has set a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve that goal, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) to strengthen their response to AIDS and tuberculosis.
Samoa measles epidemic kills 20
Deaths related to measles, mostly among small children, have more than tripled to 20 in the past week on the Pacific island of Samoa, the government has said, eight days after declaring a state of emergency over the outbreak.
HIV and TB at risk of ‘epidemic rebound’ as funding gaps increase, MSF warns
Countries across the globe are at risk of witnessing an HIV and tuberculosis (TB) “epidemic rebound” because of a decline in funding, experts have warned.
Congo has vaccinated over 200,000 against Ebola: Data
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic.
Philippines declares national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths
A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk.
Staggering numbers of opioid epidemic in US
Over the course of the last three decades, the opioid epidemic has cut a wide swath through American society, from the rural heartland to the largest cities, from suburban middle America to urban neighborhoods.
Cocaine deaths up in US amid drug overdose epidemic: Report
Cocaine deaths have been rising in the United States, amid the nation’s deadliest drug overdose epidemic, US health officials have said in a new report.
Experts warn of fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people
Experts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis.
Japanese firms tackle epidemic of sleeplessness
Imagine working for an employer who, aware that you are probably not sleeping enough at night, allows you to down tools and nap as part of your regular work duties — and not just forty winks at your desk, but a restorative snooze in a quiet room.
Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached ‘epidemic’ proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the activities.
US to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'
The US Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes.
Does asthma contribute to childhood obesity epidemic?
In a recent study, scientists have found that asthma could give rise to childhood obesity epidemic.
Yellow fever in Brazil: Scientists trace spread of the century's worst epidemic
The yellow fever virus lurked deep in the Amazon jungle until around July 2016 when it leapt toward the highly populated south of Brazil, carried by monkeys and the mosquitoes that liked to bite them.

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