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Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

The World Health Organization's emergency committee on Ebola will convene today to review the scope of the outbreak and to determine what additional resources are needed. There have been significant...

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U.N. Leader Offers Hope in Fight Against Ebola

Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in March 2014, the virus has claimed nearly 5,000 lives in West African countries. Both the United Nations and the World Health Organization, a specialized U.N....

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Meat and Cancer: Will Americans Change Their Eating Habits?

Click on the audio player above to hear this interview.We all know that asbestos, arsenic, and tobacco are carcinogens, but a new announcement from the World Health Organization puts bacon, ham, and...

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Guinea reaches Ebola-free milestone, but wariness lingers

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For the first time in two years, the country where the Ebola outbreak began can say it’s free of the virus. That’s also true for the region of West Africa,...

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WHO alarmed at spread of Zika virus and risk of deformities in babies

Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, on Jan. 26. Health authorities in Brazil at the center of a rapidly spreading Zika...

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Why is Zika virus spreading so quickly?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Just weeks ago, hardly anyone in the U.S. knew what the Zika virus was, much less worried about it. But the World Health Organization’s warning today put...

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WHO to consider declaring international emergency over Zika virus

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: United Nations health experts issued a powerful new warning today about the Zika virus. The World Health Organization said it may have mushroomed into a...

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How does Zika virus shrink a baby’s brain and other FAQs

Workers carry out fumigation in Buenos Aires, Argentina January 29, 2016. Argentina has confirmed its first case of the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus after a Colombian woman living in Buenos Aires...

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WHO declares international emergency over Zika virus

Colombian women receive information from a health worker about how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, at a train terminal in Bogota, Colombia on Jan. 31. Photo by John Vizcaino/ReutersThe World...

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News Wrap: WHO issues call to action on Zika virus

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Good evening. I’m Gwen Ifill.JUDY WOODRUFF: And I’m Judy Woodruff here in Iowa for our special coverage of tonight’s presidential caucuses.We will be...

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"Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't"

On February 1st, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects, a global health emergency, something that the U.N. agency has done only three times...

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Why it’s so hard to fight the Zika mosquito, and what we can do

The mosquito Aedes aegypti, with its distinctive markings in the form of a lyre, spreads disease like the Zika virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/Wikimedia CommonsThe little black...

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Florida may use GMO mosquitos to fight Zika. Here’s what you should know

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan. Photo by Alvin Baez/ReutersMIAMI —...

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The Ebola public health emergency is over, WHO declares

A health worker sprays disinfectant on an ambulance in Nedowein, Liberia, July 15, 2015. Photo by James Giahyue/ReutersWest Africa’s Ebola outbreak is not fully over, but the situation no longer...

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World news quiz: A hijacked airplane and a new underwater retreat

This week, a man hijacked an airplane and posed for a picture, the World Health Organization announced the end to a public health emergency, and lucky guests get the chance to spend the night...

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Why there’s been a dangerous diabetes spike around the globe

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And now, an alarming new report about the dramatic growth of diabetes across the globe.The World Health Organization said today that an estimated 422...

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Health officials to begin new global effort to eradicate polio

A girl receives polio vaccination drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, April 12, 2016. Photo by Khaled Abdullah/ReutersThis weekend marks the start of a global...

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WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

People inspect the damage at the Doctors Without Borders-backed al-Quds hospital in a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo on April 28. Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/ReutersWASHINGTON — Nearly...

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Zika Threat: Scientists, Doctors Call For Olympics to Be Postponed or Moved

Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are still two months away, but the threat of the Zika virus continues to loom over the games.Spanish...

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WHO says ‘no conclusive evidence’ that coffee causes cancer

Coffee is seen at the Viennese coffee house (Wiener Kaffeehaus) Central in Vienna November 10, 2011. UNESCO appointed the Viennese coffee house culture as an immaterial world heritage on Thursday....

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