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World 'simply not ready' for virus spread: WHO China mission chief

World 'simply not ready' for virus spread: WHO China mission chief

The world is "simply not ready" to rein in the new coronavirus outbreak, the head of a joint WHO-China mission of experts said Tuesday, urging countries to learn from China's expertise.

Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions -WHO

Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions -WHO

Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of infection there slowed and a visiting World Health Organization team said a turning point had been reached in the epicentre, Wuhan.

WHO warns against virus over-reaction as death toll hits 1,868

WHO warns against virus over-reaction as death toll hits 1,868

The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China's official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday.

Coronavirus cases outside China "could be spark" for bigger fire, says WHO

Coronavirus cases outside China "could be spark" for bigger fire, says WHO

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’.

Minister of Public Health meets with UN health body chief

Minister of Public Health meets with UN health body chief

HE Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, met with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva

China coronavirus claims sixth victim as holiday travel heightens infection risks

China coronavirus claims sixth victim as holiday travel heightens infection risks

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China climbed to six On Tuesday as authorities reported a surge in new cases, with fears that hundreds of millions of people travelling

UN repels attack on base in eastern DR Congo

UN repels attack on base in eastern DR Congo

UN forces have managed to thwart an attempted attack on one of their bases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN's MONUSCO peace-keeping mission said on Sunday.

'Invisible pandemic': WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs

'Invisible pandemic': WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign Tuesday to curb the spread of antibiotic resistant germs through safer and more effective use of the life-saving drugs.

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities to ensure vulnerable people get vaccinated.

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic stood at 994 and were expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

Fighting in Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.