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Strauss expands recall as 10-year-old hospitalized with salmonella

"We will not take any risk and will bear all the costs as is expected of us," said the company as all Elite, Energy, gum and toffee products are recalled.

WHO says at least one child has died amid acute hepatitis increase

Health authorities are investigating the origin of 169 reported cases of inflammation of the liver in children in 12 countries.

By REUTERS
23/04/2022

Israel prepares to face Hepatitis wave in children seen in Europe

Europe is facing a wave of Hepatitis in children, and Israel is preparing for the worst. There's only one problem: No one knows where it's coming from.

WHO says it is analyzing two new Omicron COVID sub-variants

Viruses mutate all the time but only some mutations affect their ability to spread or evade prior immunity from vaccination or infection, or the severity of disease they cause.

By REUTERS
11/04/2022

Huge effort begins to curb polio after Malawi case

"Even if there is one country in the world with polio, all the other countries are in big trouble" a senior World Health Organization official said.

By REUTERS
18/03/2022

WHO delays review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on Ukraine conflict

The Sputnik V shot, widely used in Russia and approved in more than 60 countries, is also being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

By REUTERS
17/03/2022
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Huge volumes of COVID hospital waste threaten health - WHO

Communities close to poorly-managed landfills can also be affected through contaminated air from burning waste, poor water quality or disease-carrying pests, it added.

By REUTERS
01/02/2022
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Israel becomes world leader in live donor kidney donations - WHO

A new World Health Organization report listed Israel's yearly average number of living kidney donors as just over 30 people per million.

A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO says more research needed on vaccine efficacy against Omicron

But on one of the key questions of whether a new Omicron-specific vaccine was needed now, the UN agency did not have an immediate answer.

By REUTERS
11/01/2022

Omicron coronavirus strain spreading significantly faster than Delta -WHO

Omicron is spreading rapidly in countries with high levels of population immunity, but it is unclear if this is due to the virus' ability to evade immunity, its inherent increased transmissibility.

By REUTERS
18/12/2021
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