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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The head of the World Health Organisation says it doesn't need experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or any other US government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, insisting: "We can cover it."
A WHO official talks to local women in DR Congo as part of the effort to fight Ebola [Reuters]

WHO: DR Congo Ebola outbreak second largest in history

The Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Official: US worried about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone

The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday.

US distributes over three million insecticide-treated bed nets in Akwa Ibom

The United States Government has distributed a total number of 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in Akwa Ibom State.

Expert: Stress can be good also

Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side.

Rotary announces US$96.5 million to end polio

Rotary has announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

Almost 100 ill as lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak hits 22 US states

Almost 100 people have fallen ill in the US after eating lettuce apparently contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Donald Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers

US President Donald Trump will present on Monday his plan to combat an opioid abuse epidemic which will include seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers.

Feeding babies solid food before six months causes obesity, diabetes

Most parents are feeding their babies solid foods too early - raising their risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research.

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