Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000: WHO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

At least 4,877 people have died in the world`s worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. 

Nigeria declared Ebola-free by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria free from Ebola virus on Monday.

WHO won't discuss Ebola mistakes document

The World Health Organisation said Saturday that it wouldn't explain details contained in an internal document in which the UN health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.

World steps up Ebola action as infections soar

Europe said Thursday it will review how passengers leaving Ebola-hit African countries are screened for infection, as it seeks to contain the escalating spread of a virus recognised as the worst global health emergency in years.

No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF
No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF

The schedule for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be changed, African football`s governing body the African Football Confederation (CAF) announced on Saturday despite hosts Morocco calling for its postponement over the Ebola crisis.

WHO calls for ban on all tobacco advertisements in China

The WHO has called on China, the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco, to ban all advertisements featuring the product's consumption in the amended Advertising Law.

Eight Marburg cases reported in Uganda

Eight Ugandans, who came in contact with a person suffering from Marburg hemorrhagic fever, have developed signs of the disease, the health ministry said.

Health workers monitored after Marburg outbreak in Uganda

 Over 60 health workers in Uganda are being monitored after the outbreak of deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever in the country.

7 new polio cases surface in Pakistan

Seven new cases of polio have surfaced in Pakistan, taking the number of those affected by the crippling disease this year to 194 and could break the 14-year record of 199 cases in the country.

Pakistan set to record highest number of polio cases: Officials

Health officials in Pakistan on Thursday said the country was set to break its record for the highest number of polio cases in a year, as Islamist militants continue to prevent vaccination efforts.

WHO advocates salt reduction to prevent heart disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Sunday advocated salt reduction to prevent and control non-communicable diseases as high salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure and is associated with heart disease and stroke.

World Heart Day: Health Minister urges disciplined lifestyle

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Nigeria in first step towards all-clear on Ebola

Nigeria has cleared all patients being monitored for the Ebola virus, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday, but doctors said they would have to wait to declare the outbreak over.

FIFA will not ban travel to Ebola-hit countries
FIFA will not ban travel to Ebola-hit countries

The medical committee of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, decided Tuesday not to impose a ban on travelling to countries hit with the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.

Ebola kills 2,811,outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria : WHO

The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.

Two more polio cases surface in Pakistan

 Two new cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan, taking the number of those affected with the crippling disease this year to 166, a health official said today.

No ebola case reported in Malaysia: Minister

 Malaysian Health Minister S Subramaniam Friday said that no case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in the country and there was no cause for the public to panic.