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Cholera death toll in Cameroon rises to 48, 775 diagnosed
Cameroon choleraJuly 11, 2019 ET
The number of people killed by an outbreak of cholera in the North and Far North regions of Cameroon has risen from two in April to 48, officials of the Ministry of Public Health told Xinhua.
France will end healthcare refunds for homeopathic drugs
Healthcare Minister Agnes BuzynJuly 10, 2019 ET
France will end social security reimbursements for homeopathic drugs and the new policy will take full effect in 2021.
Dengue outbreak reported in Cuba
Dengue outbreak reported in CubaJuly 10, 2019 ET
An official of Cuba\'s Ministry of Public Health reported the detection of dengue outbreaks in several areas of the country.
More cholera cases in Yemen so far than in whole 2018
Yemen choleraJuly 9, 2019 ET
An estimated 439,812 suspected cholera cases have been recorded in the war-torn Yemen over the past six months, including 203,000 children, according to data published by a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Lao Ministry of Health issues nationwide dengue warning
Minister of Health Bounkong SyhavongJuly 9, 2019 ET
The Lao Ministry of Health has advised people throughout the country to clear potential mosquito breeding sites as an outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 27 lives and more than 11,000 people have contracted the virus so far this year.
Vaccination rate for Australian children hits record high
Health Minister Greg HuntJuly 8, 2019 ET
Data released by the Australian government for the first quarter this year on Sunday revealed that 94.78 percent of all Australian five-year-olds have been immunized, up from 94.67 percent in the last quarter of 2018.
Ebola case reported near Congo's border with South Sudan
town of AriwaraJuly 6, 2019 ET
Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from the Congo\'s border with South Sudan.
Ebola case reported near Congo's border with South Sudan
EbolaJuly 5, 2019 ET
Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from the Congo\'s border with South Sudan.
Dangerous tiger mosquitoes have 'colonised half of France'
French authorities are urging vigilanceJuly 5, 2019 ET
French authorities are urging vigilance as the tiger mosquito which can transmit deadly tropical diseases continues to bug the country.
Zambia intensifies Ebola surveillance on border entries
Minister of Health Chitalu ChilufyaJuly 4, 2019 ET
Health authorities in Zambia announced that they have intensified surveillance at border entries in the wake of increased Ebola cases in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Being overweight trumps smoking as leading cause of four different types of cancer
Obese peopleJuly 3, 2019 ET
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity.
Measles outbreak continues in New Zealand
MeaslesJuly 2, 2019 ET
Twenty-eight measles cases were reported in a week across New Zealand, showing no sign of easing, said local health research institute on Tuesday.
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