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WHO report exposes rising human resistance to antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance increases chances of death, undermines modern medicine, says WHO chief A new World Health Organization report Friday revealed high levels of resistance in bacteria, causing life-threatening bloodstream infections and increasing resistance to treatment in several bacteria causing common infections. The WHO said that for the first time, the …

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WHO to rename monkeypox following US pressure

The viral disease will reportedly be called “MPOX” to avoid stigmatization, following US pressure The World Health Organization (WHO) will soon announce the redesignation of monkeypox as “MPOX,” Politico has reported, citing anonymous sources. The decision was reportedly taken following pressure from Washington. The renaming of the disease could be …

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WHO says monkeypox remains global health emergency

The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, the UN agency’s Emergency Committee said on Tuesday. The WHO label, a “public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)”, is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock …

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WHO recommends Valneva’s COVID vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday recommended the use of French drugmaker Valneva’s COVID-19 vaccine. The UN agency also recommended the use of a second booster dose for some individuals at high risk of severe disease. However, that does not constitute a general recommendation of vaccinating all adults, and …

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Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as …

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Second Global COVID-19 Summit scheduled for May 12

A second Global COVID-19 Summit will be held virtually next month for countries to discuss efforts to end the pandemic and prepare for future health threats, according to a joint statement on Monday. “The emergence and spread of new variants, like Omicron, have reinforced the need for a strategy aimed …

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