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Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Jun 30, 2016

Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Scientists have now developed a new $2 test that has been found in the lab to accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva. #Brazil #NewsTracker #WHO #Public health #Olympics 2016 #Saliva #Zika Virus #Zika
After Telangana scare, 'no threat' to India's polio-free status: WHO

Jun 18, 2016

After Telangana scare, 'no threat' to India's polio-free status: WHO

Amidst concerns over resurfacing of polio cases in India, the WHO on Saturday said there is "no threat" to the polio-free status of all South East Asian region countries, including India, and the detection of a rare strain of the crippling disease is "not unusual". #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #World Health Organisation #Polio virus #Type 2 virus
Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO

Jun 16, 2016

Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO

Nearly five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth, WHO has said. #India #NewsTracker #WHO #MMR #Childbirth #maternal mortality #Maternal mortsality rate #BodyAndSoul
Centre puts polio concerns in Telangana to rest; says India remains polio-free

Jun 16, 2016

Centre puts polio concerns in Telangana to rest; says India remains polio-free

Amidst concerns over wild polio virus (P2 strain) being found in a Hyderabad drain, the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said it was a vaccine derived virus and does not change the polio-free status of India. #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #Hyderabad #polio #Secunderabad #VDPV
Polio scare: Officials launch emergency vaccine drive for new strain

Jun 15, 2016

Polio scare: Officials launch emergency vaccine drive for new strain

The polio strain had not been seen in the country for 17 years and the vaccines are being flown in from Geneva. #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #polio #new strain
Active polio strain found in sewage water; Telangana on 'high alert'

Jun 15, 2016

Active polio strain found in sewage water; Telangana on 'high alert'

The state of Telangana declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water in the state capital. #WHO #Telangana #Unicef #polio #High alert #Polio free India #Type-2 polio virus
'Very low risk' of Rio Olympics spreading Zika virus: WHO

Jun 15, 2016

'Very low risk' of Rio Olympics spreading Zika virus: WHO

There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the globe, the WHO has said. #Brazil #NewsTracker #WHO #Rio Olympics #Zika Virus
One woman dies every five minutes during pregnancy in India, says WHO report

Jun 13, 2016

One woman dies every five minutes during pregnancy in India, says WHO report

Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday. #India #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #World Health Organisation #maternal deaths #maternal mortality rate #FPHealth #pregnant women in India
Thailand becomes first Asian nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Jun 08, 2016

Thailand becomes first Asian nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

It's a major turnaround for Thailand. The country went from 100,000 HIV cases in 1990 to over a million in 3 years, fuelled in part by its huge sex trade. #NewsTracker #HIV/AIDS #HIV #World Health Organization #WHO #HIV/ AIDS in Thailand #mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Zika spread prompts WHO to investigate if Rio Olympics should be held as scheduled

Jun 04, 2016

Zika spread prompts WHO to investigate if Rio Olympics should be held as scheduled

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked a panel of experts to consider whether the Rio Summer Olympics should be held as scheduled due to concerns it could spread the Zika virus. #Brazil #World Health Organization #WHO #Olympics #Olympics 2016 #Rio Olympics #Margaret Chan #Zika #2016 Rio