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Global Hepatitis Report: India among top 10 countries with two-thirds of hepatitis B & C burden
Global Hepatitis Report: India among top 10 countries with two-thirds of hepatitis B & C burden

The 10 countries are China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines and the Russian Federation.

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Mpox cases: WHO reports 906 new cases from 26 countries in November
Mpox cases: WHO reports 906 new cases from 26 countries in November

This amounts to an increase of 26 per cent compared to cases in October, the WHO said in its latest monthly update.

  • Thursday, 28 December 2023
Global Covid-19 cases jump 52 per cent in a month: WHO
Global Covid-19 cases jump 52 per cent in a month: WHO

In the latest epidemiological update on Friday, the UN health body reported over 850,000 new cases worldwide in the 28-day period from November 20 to December 17.

  • Saturday, 23 December 2023
Covid
New Covid Strain JN.1 Classified as 'Standalone Variant of Interest'

WHO's decision was prompted by the variant's ability to spread fast among the community. It said the decision was due to the strain's 'rapidly increasing spread'.

  • Thursday, 21 December 2023
Odisha braces up to tackle Disease-X
Odisha braces up to tackle Disease-X

After COVID-19, the possible outbreak of Disease-X has now triggered worldwide concerns after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned about the dreaded disease.  In a bid to tackle the possible outbreak, preparations have started in Odisha. 

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Record 7.5 mn people globally diagnosed with TB in 2022: WHO
Record 7.5 mn people globally diagnosed with TB in 2022: WHO

The massive spike is attributed to good recovery in access to and provision of health services in many countries, said the report, featuring data from 192 countries and areas.

  • Wednesday, 08 November 2023
Average of 160 kids dying per day in Gaza: WHO
Average of 160 kids dying per day in Gaza: WHO

So far, 16 health workers have been killed on duty, and the WHO is working to support health workers in Gaza and once again pleading for their safety, Xinhua news agency quoted the world body's spokesperson Christian Lindmeier as saying at a press briefing here.

  • Wednesday, 08 November 2023
WHO formally labels artificial sweetener aspartame a 'possible carcinogen'
WHO formally labels artificial sweetener aspartame a 'possible carcinogen'

The assessment of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame were released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 

  • Friday, 14 July 2023
'Even deadlier': WHO chief cautions world over next pandemic after coronavirus
'Even deadlier': WHO chief cautions world over next pandemic after coronavirus

Ghebreyesus also reminded the world that in the face of overlapping crises, "pandemics are far from the only threat we face".

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023
WHO
WHO cautions on use of ChatGPT, Bard in healthcare

LLMs include ChatGPT, Bard, Bert and others that imitate understanding, processing, and producing human communication.

  • Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Covid-19 no longer a public health emergency: WHO
Covid-19 no longer a public health emergency: WHO

After three long gruelling years of Covid-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared that the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency.

  • Friday, 05 May 2023
Coronavirus
XBB.1.16 is now a Covid 'variant of interest': WHO

XBB.1.16 is a descendent lineage of XBB, a recombinant of two BA.2 descendent lineages. XBB.1.16 was first reported on January 9, this year and designated a variant under monitoring (VUM) on March 22.

  • Saturday, 22 April 2023
WHO's new Covid update on vax threaten demand, revenues, says report
WHO's new Covid update on vax threaten demand, revenues, says report

Further, they no longer recommend vaccinating healthy children aged six months to 17 years against Covid at all.

  • Monday, 10 April 2023
Climate change can drive global outbreaks in dengue, Chikungunya: WHO
Climate change can drive global outbreaks in dengue, Chikungunya: WHO

About half of the world's population is now at risk of dengue with an estimated 100-400 million infections occurring each year. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is found on nearly all continents and to date, 115 countries have reported transmission.

  • Thursday, 06 April 2023
Monkeypox
WHO says mpox still int'l public health emergency

Two WHO regions, Europe and the Americas, which reported 95 percent of diagnosed cases, have maintained stable in case numbers during recent weeks.

  • Thursday, 16 February 2023
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