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Iran blames Saudi Arabia for over 700 killed in hajj crush

Iran blames Saudi Arabia for over 700 killed in hajj crush

Sep 25, – Thousands protested in the streets of Tehran as a senior cleric angrily demanded Saudi Arabia hand over control of the annual pilgrimage to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world’s largest body of Muslim nations. Iran ratcheted up blame on archrival Saudi Arabia on Friday over the disaster at the hajj the […]

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sierra Leone enforces curfew as Ebola virus resurfaces in north west

Sierra Leone enforces curfew as Ebola virus resurfaces in north west

Jun 13, – Sierra Leone’s president has announced a three-week curfew in an effort to curb a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. Sierra Leone has enforced a curfew in the face of renewed outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus in the north west of the country. The government has extended the state of emergency. […]

June 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

Apr 28, – In a new Ebola plan released on Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said it hopes to limit transmission of the virus to the coastal areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone before the rainy season begins, normally in April or May. The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Nov 01, – Malaria cases in the United States hit a 40-year high in 2011, federal health officials reported Thursday. There were 1,925 cases of malaria that year, the highest number since 1971. That represents a 14 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. Five people died from malaria or associated complications in 2011, according to […]

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Oct 08, –  The phase III clinical trial of more than 15,000 infants and young children in Africa found that the vaccine — called RTS,S — continued to protect the youngsters from malaria for up to 18 months after vaccination. The ongoing trial of the RTS,S vaccine is being conducted by 11 research centers in […]

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