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Suva/UNI/Xinhua: Two villages in the northern part of Fiji have been put under a lockdown due to the outbreak of typhoid fever, a fatal infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. more
COVID-19 fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in three decades, leaving millions at risk

New York: Official data published by UN agencies on Friday shows the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccination rates in approximately 30 years, with 25 million infants missing ou ...

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

New York: Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organizatio ...

Mystery child hepatitis outbreak passes 1,000 recorded cases, says WHO

New York: In addition to tackling COVID and the monkeypox outbreak, the UN health agency has also been keeping a close eye on the puzzling spread of hepatitis in previously healthy childr ...

Develop more vaccines to combat ‘silent pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance: WHO

New York: More vaccines must be developed to tackle antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogens, and countries must make better use of the ones currently available, the World Health ...

As virus spreads ‘freely’ COVID-19 ‘nowhere near over’: Tedros

New York: Rising COVID-19 cases are not only putting further pressure on already stretched health systems and workers but also triggering an “increasing trend of deaths”, Worl ...

COVID-19: BA.4 and BA.5 variants spur 20 per cent rise in cases

New York: COVID-19 cases are on the rise in some 110 countries, driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 variants, said the UN health agency chief on Wednesday, amounting to a 20 per cent spike overal ...

Pakistan records over 500 COVID-19 cases for first time in three months

Islamabad: Pakistan's fresh COVID-19 cases crossed 500 mark on Wednesday as the country is continuously witnessing an uptick in dailly count for the past several days, media reports s ...

UN drug report shines light on cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine trends

New York: Legalized cannabis use in some countries and states appears to have accelerated daily use and related health impacts, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed in a new ...

Pakistan may witness another corona wave, experts warn

Islamabad: Experts believe Pakistan may witness yet another COVID-19 wave as daily cases continue to witness a surge for the past couple of days, media reports said on Sunday.