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Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO
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Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO

Speaking to AFP, the World Health Organization's second-in-command, said there was no sign that Omicron could fully sidestep protections provided by existing Covid vaccines.

No immediate plans to bring back Indian expatriates from Gulf, Centre tells Kerala High Court
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No immediate plans to bring back Indian expatriates from Gulf, Centre tells Kerala High Court

The Centre on Friday informed the Kerala High Court that there was no immediate plan to bring back the Indian citizens stranded in the Gulf countries

Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan: 29 people test positive for disease in Jaipur; health ministry says 'everything under control'
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Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan: 29 people test positive for disease in Jaipur; health ministry says 'everything under control'

The Health Ministry on Tuesday appealed to people not to panic and assured them that the Zika outbreak was under control after 29 people were tested positive for the disease in Rajasthan's Jaipur.

WHO Summit reveals nine out of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis by 2030
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WHO Summit reveals nine out of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis by 2030

Only nine of 194 countries which pledged last year to eradicate hepatitis by 2030 are working towards that goal,

Yemen cholera death toll rises to 1,500 since April; about 250,000 people infected: WHO
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Yemen cholera death toll rises to 1,500 since April; about 250,000 people infected: WHO

The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.

Tedros Adhanom becomes WHO's first African director to take over UN health agency
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Tedros Adhanom becomes WHO's first African director to take over UN health agency

The 52-year-old is the first African to head the WHO and he takes over from Margaret Chan of China, who led it for nearly 10 years.

Zika virus reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad
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Zika virus reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad

India has strengthened its surveillance system in the past few years to detect and contain new Zika virus infections.

World AIDS Day: Activists participate in awareness campaigns
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World AIDS Day: Activists participate in awareness campaigns

The WHO report cites worrying numbers, when it comes to awareness about HIV in young girls. Fewer than one in every five girls between 15 years and 19 years of age are aware of their HIV status.

Landmark decision: Denmark will no longer define transgender as mental illness
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Landmark decision: Denmark will no longer define transgender as mental illness

Done waiting for the WHO, Denmark announced it will remove "transgender" from the country's official list of mental illnesses, becoming the world's first to make that amendment