By Ansa Varughese | May 21, 2013 05:23 PM EDT
The World Health Organization has had difficulty tracking the course of the deadly H7N9 bird flu since it was reported in humans in March.
By Sabrina Bachai | May 08, 2013 12:57 PM EDT
France sees its first case of the coronavirus.
By Stephanie Nebehay | Jan 16, 2013 08:32 AM EST
Dengue is the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease and represents a "pandemic threat", infecting an estimated 50 million people across all continents.
By Kate Kelland | Dec 17, 2012 11:07 AM EST
Global funding for the fight against malaria has stalled in the past two years.
By Amber Moore | Nov 24, 2012 10:37 AM EST
Four more people have been infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total to six, said the World Health Organization.
By Makini Brice | Nov 23, 2012 01:47 PM EST
Ten years ago, WHO developed a policy that targeted the strains of tuberculosis that were easiest to cure. That policy, however, gave rise to the deadliest and most drug-resistant strains.
By Alexander Dziadosz | Nov 13, 2012 10:58 AM EST
A yellow fever outbreak has killed nearly 100 people over the last seven weeks in Sudan's Darfur.
By Amber Moore | Oct 30, 2012 08:24 PM EDT
Two UN agencies published a report-The Atlas of health and climate, on Monday that shows how climate affects people's health. The agencies said that knowing about climate and the effect that it has on health can help people prepare for worst-case-scenarios.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Oct 17, 2012 10:26 AM EDT
The number of people in the world newly infected with tuberculosis fell again last year, dropping by 2.2 percent.
By Stephanie Nebehay | Oct 03, 2012 09:14 AM EDT
A malaria drug made by India's Cipla has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organization, an important step towards its roll-out across Asia.
By Amber Moore | Oct 02, 2012 09:46 AM EDT
In a country where people first consult voodoo practitioners for treatment, Haiti has come a long way to accepting modern medicine to eliminate the dreaded disease elephantiasis.
By Kate Kelland | Oct 01, 2012 09:23 AM EDT
Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections.
By Kate Kelland | Sep 27, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
The World Health Organisation has issued a global alert about the emergence of a new virus that was previously unknown in humans and can cause a potentially fatal acute respiratory infection.
By Stephanie Nebehay | Sep 26, 2012 10:01 AM EDT
The World Health Organization urged health workers around the world to report any patient with acute respiratory infection who may have traveled to Saudi Arabia or Qatar and been exposed to a new SARS-like virus confirmed in two people so far.
By Kate Kelland | Sep 24, 2012 09:11 AM EDT
A new virus belonging to the same family as the SARS virus that killed 800 people in 2002 has been identified in Britain in a man who had recently been in Saudi Arabia.