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Ebola Crisis Subsiding In Nigeria And Senegal, But Exploding Elsewhere, WHO Says
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal could soon be over. But the organization presented a dire forecast for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. At least 4,447 have died of the virus.
Ebola Kills Fourth Sierra Leone Doctor After WHO Refuses To Give Money For Evacuation
Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth physician to die of the disease since the epidemic hit Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization said it was unable to pay to transport her to Germany, where she could have received treatment.
World Health Organization Clarifies Recommendation, Says Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Consider Truvada
"PrEP should be considered as an additional choice for preventing HIV infection alongside and together with the use of condoms and other prevention options,” WHO said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
Don't Panic: WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. The move came Thursday as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a statement sent to member countries, WHO says it decided to raise the pandemic alert level from phase 5 to 6, meaning that a global outbreak of swine flu has begun. The decision was made after the U.N. health agency held an emergency meeting on swine flu with its experts.