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New Covid Variant Detected in India, Could Impose Another Travel Ban

Apr 27, 2021 AM EDT - Maureen Blas

New Covid Variant Detected in India, Could Impose Another Travel Ban

The Philippines is considering imposing a temporary travel ban on travelers from India due to the new COVID-19 variant detected there.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is confident things will go as planned for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Feb 07, 2016 AM EST - Therese Agcopra

Should The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Proceed Despite The Zika Virus Update? International Olympic Committee Confident It Will Push Through

Despite having been raised as a "global health emergency," the International Olympic Committee are certain that the Zika virus does not pose a threat that is big enough to cancel the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Heavy smog in Beijing, China forces tourists to wear face masks outdoors.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Jan 05, 2016 AM EST - Czarelli Tuason

China Says Slight Improvement In Beijing’s Air Quality Has Been Observed In 2015

The environmentl protection bureau of Biejing has noted a slight improvement in air pollution as PM2.5 levels drop by 6.2 percent from the previous year and 10 percent from 2013.

Beijing covered in heavy smog (Photo Xiao Lu Chu/Getty Images)

Dec 01, 2015 PM EST - Czarelli Tuason

Baijing's Air Pollution Reportedly Reached Hazardous Levels

The air pollution in Beijing reportedly reached an "orange alert" on Sunday with PM 2.5 levels at 391 micrograms per cubic meter attributed to coal burning in homes and industrial plants.

South Korean health workers wearing a protective gear during the MERS outbreak (Photo by Jung Yeon Je/Getty Images)

Nov 25, 2015 PM EST - Czarelli Tuason

South Korea’s Last MERS Patient Reportedly Dies

South Korea is now waiting for the formal declaration of WHO on the end of the MERS outbreak in the country as the last MERS patient reportedly died at the Seoul National University Hospital.

WHO says 3.7 billion people under 50 years old are infected with herpes simplex virus Type 1.

Nov 25, 2015 AM EST - Diana Tomale

3.7 Billion People Under 50 Years Old Are Infected With Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, Says WHO

A latest study by the World Health Organization revealed that 3.7 billion people below 50 years old are infected with herpes simplex virus Type 1 which is commonly transmitted through saliva.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says nations could be held accountable for failure to adhere global health rules. (Author: Chatham House)

Nov 11, 2015 PM EST - Diana Tomale

World Health Organizations Says Government Could Be Held Accountable For Failure To Adhere Global Health Rules

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says countries could be sanctioned for failure to adhere global health rules. Chan mentions South Korea for having poor health care standards that hasten the spread of MERS in the country.

People in Shenyang are forced to wear face masks due to the heavy smog.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Nov 10, 2015 AM EST - Therese Agcopra

Air Pollution in China is 50 Times Worse Than Safe Levels Specified By The WHO As Residents Rely on Coal Burning To Stay Warm In The Winter

Sunday's air pollution reading in China is by far the country's worst since 2013.

Novartis will provide medicine and health care to poor patients of chronic diseases in Kenya. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Nov 04, 2015 AM EST - Therese Agcopra

Swiss Pharmaceutical Firm Novartis Launches Program To Help Patients Of Chronic And Non-Infectious Diseases In Kenya

With this initiative, Novartis hopes to improve Kenya's access to medicines and health care for chronic and non-infectious diseases.

New World Health Organization report declares processed meat as carcinogens. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oct 27, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Processed Meat and Red Meat Are 'Carcinogenic to Humans', Says World Health Organization

Increased consumption of processed meat and red meat could lead to higher risks of cancer.

South Korean students pose in the shape of the 'aids ribbon' during an event to promote the awareness of Aids at Cheonggyecheon on December 1, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

Oct 20, 2015 PM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

WHO Releases New Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines For Early HIV Intervention

After further studies and discovery of new evidences on the effects of antiretroviral drugs, the World Health Organization developed a revised guideline on the use of ARV therapy on patients testing positive with HIV.

(Photo by: Chung Sung Jun / Getty Images News) South Korea's last MERS patient tests negative on Thursday.

Oct 02, 2015 AM EDT - Diana Tomale

South Korea's Last MERS Patient Tests Negative For The Virus After Two Examinations

South Korea starts their 28-day countdown to be declared as MERS-free after the country's last patient for MERS virus tests negative on Thursday.

Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia | By: ZOOM DOSSO

Oct 01, 2015 AM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

World Health Organization Declares Liberia Ebola Free After Outbreak in June

For the second time, Liberia was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization after a re-emergence of the epidemic in late June.

A woman who died in Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola virus.

Aug 31, 2015 AM EDT - Diana Tomale

Ebola in Sierra Leone

West African country, Sierra Leone, has started its 42-day countdown to be declared Ebola-free last week. However, a dead woman from the northern part has reportedly tested positive for Ebola virus.

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