Category: Health

Cholera Outbreak Hits Zanzibar, Kills At Least 45.

Cholera Outbreak Hits Zanzibar, Kills At Least 45.

    A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.   Muhammed Dahoma, the director of disease prevention and control at the health ministry, said Wednesday that 3,000 people have been hospitalized with cholera.   The government of Zanzibar has recently taken steps [&hellip

Yellow Fever Vaccination Essential For Angola, WHO Reminds Travellers.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Essential For Angola, WHO Reminds Travellers.

    As efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, WHO is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its [&hellip

HIV in Eastern And Southern Contries.

HIV in Eastern And Southern Contries.

  A six weeks old baby was recently tested for HIV. His mother is living with HIV and is participating in PMTCT programme at a local clinic in Lusaka, Zambia. With only 5 per cent of the world’s population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to half the world’s population living with HIV. Today the [&hellip

Zika Virus Causes Birth Defects, Health Officials Confirm.

Zika Virus Causes Birth Defects, Health Officials Confirm.

  Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday that there was now enough evidence to definitively say that the Zika virus could cause unusually small heads and brain damage in infants born to infected mothers.   The conclusion should settle months of debate about the connection between the infection and [&hellip

Yellow Fever – Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

Yellow Fever – Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

  On 22 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified WHO of cases of yellow fever (YF) in connection with the outbreak currently occurring in Angola.   From early January to 22 March 2016, a total of 151 suspected cases of YF, including 21 deaths (CFR: 14%), [&hellip

More Than 150 Killed In Angola Yellow  Fever Outbreak.

More Than 150 Killed In Angola Yellow Fever Outbreak.

      A yellow fever epidemic has killed 158 people in Angola, with more than 50 deaths occurring last month alone, the World Health Organization officials have said.   A WHO representative in the capital, Luanda, said on Friday that the “possibility of spreading to other provinces” was much higher and deaths due to [&hellip

Ebola Outbreak: Guinea Confirms Two New Cases.

Ebola Outbreak: Guinea Confirms Two New Cases.

    Two new Ebola cases have been confirmed in Guinea, almost three months after it celebrated the end of the outbreak. Three other members of the family are suspected to have recently died from the virus. The cases were reported in the southern region of Nzerekore, where the outbreak began in December 2013. The [&hellip

Zika Virus Arrives In China From Venezuela; Carrier Is Now Quarantined.

Zika Virus Arrives In China From Venezuela; Carrier Is Now Quarantined.

    The first case of Zika virus has come to China, confirmed the Chinese health authorities Wednesday. A 34-year-old man from Jiangxi Province’s Ganxian County was confirmed to be positive of the virus after his travel to Venezuela. The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China said in a statement, said Yonhap News. [&hellip

IQ linked to levels of happiness

IQ linked to levels of happiness

People with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy than their brighter colleagues Their study of 6,870 people showed low intelligence was often linked with lower income and poor mental health, which contributed to unhappiness. The researchers are calling for more help and support to be targeted at people with lower IQs. Their findings [&hellip

Early HIV treatment postpones chronic therapy

Early HIV treatment postpones chronic therapy

A scanning electron micrograph of a budding HIV-1 virus Temporary anti-retroviral therapy for people newly infected with HIV can delay the need at a later date to start long-term treatment, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that treating HIV patients with antiretroviral drugs (cART) for 24 weeks during the first [&hellip