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Slide Show: World AIDS Day 2016

November 29, 2016

HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) offers the following 10 facts on HIV/AIDS.

Slide Show: Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

November 4, 2016

People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Org

Mass Vaccination Campaign to Protect Millions Against Yellow Fever

August 16, 2016

Working with Ministries of Health in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating 56 global partners to vaccinate more than 14 million people against yellow fever in more than 8,000 locations. The yellow fever outbreak has found its way to dense, urban areas and hard-to-reach border regions, making planning for the vaccination campaign especially complex.

Mobile Labs Deliver Faster Yellow Fever Test Results

August 1, 2016

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The disease is difficult to diagnose because it has similar symptoms as a range of other diseases, such as malaria and dengue. With more than 5,000 suspected yellow fever cases and more than 400 deaths reported in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo, getting an accurate diagnosis is critical to saving lives and ending the outbreak.

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