Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Caribbean Has World’s Highest Homicide Rates

A new report on interpersonal violence around the world shows that low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest homicide rates of any developing region, as well as the highest proportion of homicides committed with firearms. “The Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014”, released on Wednesday, is published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United ...

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5,000 Dead From Ebola Across Eight Countries

More than 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus, marking a macabre waypost that coincides with the disease’s return to Mali and a pickup in its spread in Sierra Leone, according to a status update released yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola has killed 5,160 out of 14,098 people infected across eight countries, according to the group’s ...

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More Than 200 Canadians Infected with Chik-V

Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have been confirmed among travelers returning from endemic areas in ...

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Canada To Send Experimental Ebola Vaccine To WHO

The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release today that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the UN agency in Geneva. Canada will ...

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Ebola Vaccine Hopefully By Early 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that a few promising vaccines against Ebola may be ready for use by early next year (2015). The deadly virus is now ravaging parts of West Africa, with recent data revealing that so far more than 6,574 people are infected with Ebola, and over 3,091 have died from the disease. However, WHO warns ...

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No Cases Of The Ebola Virus Reported in Jamaica

Following a brief scare yesterday that someone in Jamaica had been diagnosed with Ebola, the Ministry of Health has come out strongly denying the claim and firmly stated that Jamaica has no case of the deadly disease that is now ravaging parts of Africa. “I want to categorically state that this time we have no suspected case of Ebola in ...

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Guyana Had The Highest Suicide Rate in 2012

Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have the highest suicide in the world, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It said that in the Americas, the average estimated suicide rate is 7.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is lower than in other WHO regions and lower than the global average of 11.4 per 100,000. “However, Guyana had the ...

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Nine Things To Know About The Ebola Virus

Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa. It began as a handful of cases in Guinea in March but quickly spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Here are nine things to know about what the World Health Organization calls “one of the world’s most virulent diseases.” 1. Why does ...

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West Africa Ebola Death Toll Climbs To 887

Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887. Most of the newly reported deaths occurred in Liberia, where on Monday night a special plane to evacuate a second ...

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