A WHO expert committee had previously declined make the declaration despite the death of a boy in neighbouring Uganda back in June.Read the full story ›
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The death of a Utah resident last month is the first Zika-related death in America, health authorities confirmed.Read the full story ›
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There have been no new reported cases of the virus in the West African nation for more than 42 days.Read the full story ›
A test that can diagnose Ebola in just 15 minutes has been approved for use by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Read the full story ›
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after a 42-day period with no new cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
The announcement eases fears that the disease could have spread to one of Africa's most densely-populated areas.
WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan said on Sunday that the appearance of the virus in Lagos would have been "the worst nightmare scenario anyone could imagine".
She said the nation's innovative polio campaign, which uses satellite technologies to track population, had been re-purposed to aid the fight against Ebola.
Last week, the WHO announced that Senegal was Ebola-free, but the pace of the outbreak continues to quicken in the three worst-hit countries.
A vaccination programme has been "temporarily suspended" in Syria after several children were reported to have died.Read the full story ›