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Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

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At least 5 northern states – Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger – and the Federal Capital Territory have been affected by the epidemic over the past 5 months

ABUJA, Nigeria (Apr. 13, 2017) — A Nigerian health official said Wednesday, April 12, that a suspected 489 people have died during the latest meningitis outbreak to hit Nigeria. Continue reading Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms

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The building hosting the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters is pictured on April 28, 2009 in Geneva. The World Health Organisation earlier raised its flu pandemic alert level from three to four, signalling a “significant increase in risk of a pandemic” under its criteria. Health experts on an emergency pandemic panel met on Monday to recommend whether the WHO should raise the alert level as the likely death toll from the swine flu virus rose to 149 in Mexico. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of bacteria threatening to turn once easily-treatable infections into serial killers

PARIS, France (Feb. 28, 2017) — The UN’s health agency urged governments, scientists and pharma companies Monday, February 27, to create new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant supergerms threatening an explosion of incurable disease. Continue reading UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms