May 13, 2016

Is Yellow Fever the next global health emergency?

A major outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, as well as two smaller flare-ups in Congo and Uganda, are now practically under control. But the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to be vigilant in the event the disease erupts elsewhere as a global epidemic. Transmitted by the same […]
March 30, 2016

Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, WHO Says

Fabrice Coffrini—AFP/Getty Images The World Health Organization says Ebola no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. The announcement was made Tuesday by Margaret Chan, director-general of the WHO, who said high vigilance must still be maintained in West Africa. Nearly 11,000 people have died mostly in Guinea, Liberia and […]