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# who - Friday 8 August, 2014

Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'

Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.

# who - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary

Almost 900 people have died since the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this year in West Africa.

# who - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

# who - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO HIV

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO

New guidelines issued by WHO “strongly recommend” gay men take the drugs, but says that advice does not apply to every case.

# who - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre

World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.

# who - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

# who - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days until the next Budget?

# who - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# who - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# who - Friday 9 May, 2014

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

# who - Monday 5 May, 2014

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency WHO

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency

The World Health Organisation declared the emergency following a meeting today about wild poliovirus.

# who - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Overuse of antibiotics is giving killer bugs free reign --- WHO

The UN health agency said the problem was becoming a global emergency.

# who - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# who - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# who - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu

One case was reported in Northern Ireland yesterday, but you could have contracted it yourself in recent months without realising. Here’s how.

# who - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

# who - Monday 6 January, 2014

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent

Figures published today by the HSE show rates in Ireland exceed World Health Organisation recommendations.

# who - Thursday 26 December, 2013

14 people you (probably) hadn't heard of this time last year Newsmakers This post contains images

14 people you (probably) hadn't heard of this time last year

We’re better for knowing about some of these people. The others? We wish we hadn’t heard of.

# who - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Eirgrid CEO: I'd have no issue living next to a pylon - I know it's completely safe

The CEO was grilled by an Oireachtas committee this morning, one day after the incoming chairman of the company admitted he did not want to live beside a pylon.

# who - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# who - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Campaign to reduce stigma, as stats show 50 per cent of HIV diagnoses are happening late

Latest figures from the World Health Organisation show that 1 in 3 of the 2.3 million people living with the condition in Europe are unaware that they are HIV positive.

# who - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# who - Friday 25 October, 2013

HSE report shows Ireland on the way to eliminating German measles

The report delivered to the World Health Organisation shows that there were no cases of the disease between 2010-2012.

# who - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Marmot meat blamed after teen dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

Officials in the central Asian country are confident there will be no outbreak, but neighbouring Kazakhstan has tightened border controls.

# who - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

# who - Monday 19 August, 2013

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia

The boy had carried dead and sick bird from a cage for food preparation before he became ill.

# who - Friday 21 June, 2013

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads

MERS has killed 38 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia – and, like SARS, it spreads between hospitals with worrying ease.

# who - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From The42 The curious case of Joe Lapira and his solitary Ireland cap Remember Him?

The curious case of Joe Lapira and his solitary Ireland cap

Six years on, Stan’s decision to play the American-born striker remains one of the strangest in Irish football.

# who - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim

The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Dubai.

# who - Monday 20 May, 2013

Uh-oh: UN says it's impossible to predict spread of new bird flu

‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’

# who - Monday 13 May, 2013

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

# who - Thursday 2 May, 2013

SARS-like virus kills 5 people in Saudi Arabia

The virus, known as novel coronavirus, was first detected in mid-2012 and is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

# who - Sunday 7 April, 2013

People urged to get blood pressure checked on World Health Day

Every year, the World Health Organisation selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day. This year’s theme is high blood pressure.

# who - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis TB

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis

As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.

# who - Monday 10 September, 2012

20 per cent think people with mental health problems are 'of below average intelligence'

More than 40 per cent of people surveyed said that undergoing treatment for mental health problem is a sign of personal failure.

# who - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer

The World Health Organisation has said that diesel exhaust fumes are more carcinogenic than second-hand smoke

# who - Thursday 7 June, 2012

WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea

The World Health Organisation has warned of the spread of an untreatable strain of gonorrhoea which could potentially effect millions of people.

# who - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

# who - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO

The number of people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under five for the first time over the next few years.

# who - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Column: Reforming our relationship with food can start in schools

Bodily wellbeing is a neglected subject in schools, writes UCD lecturer Frank Armstrong, even when it is a prime training ground for encouraging healthy lifelong habits.