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Union Health Ministry closely monitoring outbreak of avian influenza and respiratory illness in China, says low risk to India

According to WHO, Chinese authorities attributed the increase in respiratory diseases to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the circulation of known pathogens.

2 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza as Israel bombs all over the strip, Egypt closes Rafah crossing while WHO tries to send in aid

Egypt closed Rafah crossing to prevent exodus amid heavy bombarding from Israel inside Gaza.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges China for ‘full access’ to solve origins of COVID-19

WHO Chief Tedros also said that the world health body is ready to send a second team to probe the matter if Beijing allows it.

Rabies virus has a 100% fatality rate, and India is ‘world leader’ in Rabies deaths: Read about the dangers of stray dog problem

India contributes for 36% of rabies-related deaths worldwide. India records 1.7 crore dog bites per year.

Multivalent meningococcal meningitis vaccine from Serum Institute of India gets WHO prequalification, to be used in Africa

"As the first conjugate vaccine to safeguard against the five predominant causes of this deadly disease, MenFive offers hope for a future free from annual outbreaks and epidemics in the African meningitis belt. It is a big moment as we, together, pave the way towards a healthier Africa, saving countless lives," Poonawala said.

The Covid-19 pandemic is over as a global health emergency, declares World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Covid-19 pandemic is over as a global health emergency.

WHO warns of ‘huge biological risk’ after fighters in conflict-torn Sudan occupy laboratory storing samples of diseases like polio and measles

A WHO representative said that fighters have occupied a central public laboratory holding samples of diseases including polio and measles in war torn Sudan

US senate passes bill to declassify all intelligence on Covid origins, a day after FBI said pandemic leaked from Wuhan lab

USA: FBI, Dept of Energy say the Wuhan lab, where US-based EcoHealth Alliance was carrying out Coronavirus 'gain of function' research with the Chinese government, is the most likely origin of Covid.

WHO slams China for ‘underreporting’ COVID-19 cases, ‘too narrow’ definition of infected deaths

WHO has criticised China for understating the extent of COVID-19 outbreak sweeping the country and deaths related to it.

‘WHO blamed Indian cough syrup for deaths in Gambia, but never provided any document to prove it’: Drug Controller General of India lashes out...

Dr VG Somani further wrote in this letter, "It may be emphasized here that the Gambia informed that there has been no direct causal relation established yet between the cough syrup consumption and the deaths, and that certain children who had died had not consumed the syrup in question

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