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Nearly 4,000 deaths in Spain, more than 1,000 in Portugal, more than 3,200 in the United Kingdom, and around 4,500 deaths in Germany were reported by health authorities during the three months of summer, WHO's Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a statement
Understanding the problem of air pollution as well as taking concrete steps towards a greener future are essential to ensuring that we do not let ourselves or future generations down
According to the WHO, 29 countries have reported Cholera outbreaks this year, up from under 20 for the previous five years combined. Apart from Haiti, the disease is also spreading quickly in war-scarred Syria and neighbouring crisis-hit Lebanon
Any delay in initiating the bystander CPR will result in the death of the victim
A significant amount of vision loss usually precedes the onset of glaucoma symptoms
The WHO has recommended France’s Valneva COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 18 to 50. How effective is it against Omicron?
Organisational structure of WHO, its governance, resources, and plethora of health funding players are key challenges
Last week, The Lancet reported that two men in Paris noticed lesions on their Italian greyhound 12 days after they were infected with monkeypox
Experts warn the name can be stigmatising to the primates it was named after, but who play little role in its spread, and to the African continent that the animals are often associated with
The virus has been named Monkeypox because initially it was detected in a monkey
'The result of the test conducted in the foreign country was positive, he sought treatment in Thrissur due to severe fatigue and encephalitis,' Kerala health minister said
The monkeypox outbreak has raised widespread fear for the LGBTQ community amid reports of the disease being traced among men having sex with men
The World Health Organisation had floated the idea of changing the name of monkeypox. New York City public health commissioner said in a letter that the virus did not actually originate in primates and recalled the negative effects of misinformation during the early days of the HIV epidemic
According to the Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Region, newborns, children and people with underlying immune deficiencies may be at risk of more serious symptoms and death from monkeypox
India has reported four cases of monkeypox in just 11 days. After reporting its first case from Kerala on 14 July, the fourth infection was recorded on Sunday after a 34-year-old-man from Delhi with no travel history tested positive. How is the virus spreading and can it become a COVID-like scare?
The report found that mental health conditions, besides affecting the quality of life, also had ‘enormous’ economic consequences with losses in productivity significantly outstripping the direct costs of care
The move comes after more than 30 scientists raised concerns that the monkeypox moniker is ‘discriminatory and stigmatising’. They said that there was an urgent need to rename the disease
That stance marks a sharp reversal of the UN health agency's initial assessment of the pandemic's origins, and comes after many critics accused WHO of being too quick to dismiss or underplay a lab-leak theory that put Chinese officials on the defensive.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was particularly concerned about the risk the virus poses to vulnerable groups, including pregnant women, children and people with weakened immunity due to other health conditions
A child cannot be healthy or happy without the presence of a healthy and happy mother