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China seals off Ziketan after plague deaths

BEIJING – A second man has died of pneumonic plague in northwest China, in an outbreak that prompted authorities to lock down a town where about a dozen people were infected with the highly contagio

ATA responds to WHO announcement, reassures travelers

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for U.S.

Zimbabwe’s cholera declining, but UN health agency urges continued vigilance vital

While noting an overall downward trend in the number of cholera cases and deaths in Zimbabwe over the last two months, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) urged continued vigilance, cit

Mystery disease in Africa identified

Tests may have identified source of unknown disease in Africa, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

WHO warns of health ‘disaster’ as Indians feast on infected chickens

(eTN) - As Indians in the eastern state of West Bengal feast on chickens suspected to be infected with the bird flu virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the country is facing its worst ever bird flu outbreak.

More bird flu deaths, UN report claims

An Indonesian man has reportedly succumbed to bird flu infection, marking the third time this week that a bird flu-related death has been reported. The 47-year-old man from Indonesia’s Banten province on the western tip of the island of Java has become the latest human fatality from avian influenza, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.