Pandemics

Scientists urge WHO to take immediately action on combating Zika virus

Scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to learn from the Ebola outbreak and take immediately action on combating Zika virus warning it has ‘explosive pandemic potential’.

The US experts claim WHO has still not taken a leadership role in dealing with the Zika pandemic and advised it convene an emergency committee of disease experts.

Turkish health minister says eight have died of swine flu amid rise in viruses

Eight people diagnosed with swine flu have died in Turkey, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzino?lu has said, amid a rise in viral infections over the past 10 days.

"The number of patients who have died after being diagnosed with the H1N1 virus is eight," Müezzino?lu said, answering parliamentary questions on Jan. 5. 

Health Ministry urges calm as thousands of flu patients flock to hospitals in Turkey's southeast

Turkey's Health Ministry has urged for calm as over 11,000 people with influenza symptoms flocked to hospitals in southeastern Batman province over the last week and reports of swine flu created panic in nearby Van province. 

World AIDS Day : Kissing doesn’t spread HIV, but ignorance does

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

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