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Experts warn of possible measles outbreak in Philippines
Health experts have warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines.
Yemen cholera outbreak accelerates to 10,000 cases per week
Yemen’s cholera outbreak — the worst in the world is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed.
Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers
A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.
Zimbabwe bans gatherings amid cholera outbreak
Zimbabwe's police on Wednesday issued a ban on all public gatherings to control the spread of cholera, which has killed 21 people in the capital Harare.
China reports fourth African swine fever outbreak: ministry
The deadly African swine fever has infected more than 400 pigs on three farms in the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in the country that holds the world’s largest pig herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.
Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33
A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said.
Yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'
Deaths caused by diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection, are ‘likely to rise’ in Yemen if a blockade imposed by a Saudi-led military coalition is not lifted, a major international charity has warned.
One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak
Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated.
Saudi-led coalition responsible for Yemen's cholera outbreak: Study
The Saudi-led coalition has been responsible for the deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen by causing shortages of humanitarian supplies and blockading the areas affected by the epidemic, a new study says.
Yemen cholera outbreak exceeds 300,000 suspected cases: ICRC
The Red Cross says the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 amid fears of runaway outbreak of the disease and the threat of famine looming over the war-stricken country.
Study: Ebola burial teams dramatically reduced West Africa outbreak
Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study.
Cholera outbreak in Yemen grows at dramatic pace
In just a matter of a couple days, the number of cholera cases and deaths in Yemen have increased quite dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Yemen reported over 29,300 suspected cholera cases and 315 associated deaths in 19 of Yemen’s 22 governorates in three weeks. This puts the case fatality rate at above one percent.
Iran culls birds after avian flu outbreak
Iran has killed hundreds of thousands of birds in recent weeks as avian flu spreads across seven provinces of the country, officials have reported.
Myanmar health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak
Myanmar is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, experts say, with the Health Ministry slashing anti-virus measures due to lack of funds, overworked doctors skipping check-ups and pregnant women saying they are in the dark about the dangers.
Saudi jets kill Yemenis amid cholera outbreak
New Saudi airstrikes against various areas across Yemen have taken the lives of seven more civilians, while Yemeni counteroffensives saw a missile being fired at the kingdom’s southwest.

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