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1 Billion have tropical disease

GENEVA — The World Health Organization estimated Thursday that 1 billion of the world’s poorest people suffer from neglected tropical diseases such as dengue, rabies and leprosy that remain concentrated in remote rural areas and urban slums despite being mostly

40 percent of dead swine flu patients were young and healthy

About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Vienna Monday. Forty percent of the most serious cases,

Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel. The report

Refusing vaccinations will label you a “criminal”, so says WHO

The World Health Organization determined in 2005 it has the authority to dissolve sovereign governments and take control should there be a “pandemic”. This applies to any country signed onto WHO The WHO just raised this non-existent pandemic to level

Pandemic flu death toll passes 1,000 mark

The death toll in the swine flu pandemic has passed the 1,000 mark, with 1,154 deaths since the outbreak was uncovered in April, data published Wednesday by the World Health Organisation showed. Swine flu now reaches 168 countries and territories,

WHO says climate change poses health risks

MANILA (AFP) – The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned Asia Pacific countries that they could be vulnerable to health risks and food shortages as a result of climate change.

World Faces Global Pandemic Of Antibiotic Resistance Super bugs

ScienceDaily — Vital components of modern medicine such as major surgery, organ transplantation, and cancer chemotherapy will be threatened if antibiotic resistance is not tackled urgently, warn experts on bmj.com.

Flesh-eating Buruli disease spreads across West Africa

COTONOU, 18 September 2008 (IRIN) – A tropical flesh-eating disease, Buruli ulcer, is spreading across West Africa and has infected at least 40,000 people leaving them with bloody infected wounds and swollen skin ulcers, which at their worst, require surgery

Food Shortage, Health Threats: WHO Chief

GENEVA (AFP) – Insufficient food, climate change and pandemic flu are global crises which could unravel progress in public health, the World Health Organisation’s director general said Monday. “These three critical events, these clear threats to international security, have the