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Stories with organization: World Health Organization
  • AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:14 am

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus - On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.

  • CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-13-16 8:02 pm

    NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.

  • Congo records 21 yellow fever deaths 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:34 am

    JOHANNESBURG - The World Health Organization says yellow fever has killed 21 people in Congo, with some of the cases linked to an outbreak first reported in neighboring Angola in December last year.

  • WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 6:16 pm

    GENEVA - Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.

  • WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 10:57 am

    MONROVIA, Liberia - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, the World Health Organization said Friday, a setback for the country which had been declared free from Ebola transmissions in January.