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World Health Organisation warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

Stephanie Nebehay The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health...

West Africa Ebola deaths reach 1427, World Health Organisation says

Nearly 1,500 people have died from the Ebola epidemic.

The number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1427 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

World Health Organisation meets as Ebola fears grow

The Ebola virus.

The World Health Organisation began a two-day emergency meeting on West Africa's Ebola epidemic, with the UN agency deciding whether to declare it an international crisis.

Delhi dirtiest city on earth, says World Health Organisation

Jason Koutsoukis Delhi: It’s not often that India’s capital city finds itself top of the table.

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: World Health Organisation

Alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year, according to the World Health Organisation.

Nina Larson Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.

Depression top cause of illness in world's teens, World Health Organisation reports

Half of all people who develop mental disorders have their first symptoms by the age of 14, according to the World Health Organisation report, which advocates a stronger focus on the mental health of adolescents.

Depression is the top global cause of illness and disability for adolescents, with suicide the third-biggest cause of death, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Bird flu infects 23 more in China, says World Health Organisation

Officials from the Centre for Food Safety get blood and swab samples from chickens imported from mainland China at a border checkpoint in Hong Kong.

Kate Kelland Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu in recent days, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, adding to at least 24 new cases last week and...

Lethal bacteria is new strain, says World Health Organisation

Spanish cucumbers have been excluded as the cause.

LONDON: The World Health Organisation has said that the E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak that has left 17 dead and sickened hundreds across Europe is a new strain.

British nurse with Ebola arrives in London

A picture shows The Royal Free Hospital in London, where a British healthcare worker who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being treated.

A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived in London by military plane.

Ebola: 'unrelated' outbreak claims two lives in Congo

A member of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Guinea in June.

Saleh Mwanamilongo Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said on Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has...

Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly to be released from US hospital

Dr Kent Brantly in Monrovia, Liberia.

American missionary doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia has recovered and will be released from hospital.

Two American Ebola patients discharged from Atlanta hospital after recovery

Dr Kent Brantly (right), stands with his wife, Amber Brantly, during a press conference announcing his release from Emory Hospital.

Kerry Sheridan and Daniel Fallon Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

At least 70 die from illness in Congo, WHO denies Ebola link

A member of MSF in Donka Hospital in June.

At least 70 people have died from an outbreak of haemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organisation said, denying that the illness was Ebola.

Two new Ebola cases in Nigeria

A team from the Liberian Ministry of Health unloads the bodies of Ebola victims onto a funeral pyre on Friday.

Adam Nossiter and Donald McNeil in Freetown, Sierra Leone Two new cases of Ebola were reported in Nigeria on Friday, both in spouses of health workers who had cared for the Liberian-American who brought the disease to Africa’s most populous country...

Ebola may take six months to control

A mother and child in a classroom now used as an Ebola isolation ward in Monrovia, Liberia.

Jonathan Fowler The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said.

China moving to curb staggering rates of lung cancer

Lung cancer patient Tian Jinpu, 57, at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital.

Philip Wen The queues outside the Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital begin to form as early as 4am in the morning.

Patients reported missing after Ebola clinic attacked in Liberia

A girls suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus has her temperature checked at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Elise Zoker and Caroline Chen Residents of Liberia's capital attacked a clinic treating suspected Ebola patients, complicating already strained efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Army told to 'shoot on sight' anyone crossing border as search for Ebola patients continues

People watch police depart after driving out an Ebola burial team who had come to collect the bodies of four people who had died overnight in the West Point slum.

Liberian armed forces given orders to shoot anyone trying to cross the border to Sierra Leone amid fears 17 fleeing Ebola patients could spread the disease.

Ebola crisis: clashes erupt as neighbourhood quarantined to contain dreaded virus

A Liberian Army soldier beats a local resident while enforcing an Ebola quarantine in Monrovia.

Norimitsu Onishi The reaction was swift and violent after an entire neighbourhood, a sprawling slum with tens of thousands of people, woke up to find it was under strict quarantine in the Liberian government's...

WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

A Liberian soldiers stops people at a security checkpoint set up to clamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus, on the outskirts of Monrovia.

Alexandra Back West Africa's raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an ''extraordinary event'' and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation has declared.