The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to suppress all distinctions between endemic and non-endemic countries regarding monkeypox, it was announced Saturday. The move seeks to facilitate the development of a unified response to the virus.
An increase in measles cases in January and February 2022 is a worrying sign of a heightened risk for the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and could trigger larger outbreaks, particularly of measles affecting millions of children in 2022, warn WHO and UNICEF.
On 27 March 2022, WHO was informed by the IHR National Focal Point of the United Kingdom of a widely distributed cluster of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) with an unidentified source. Molecular typing confirmed isolation of the bacteria S.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday pointed out that despite an unprecedented low in COVID-19 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March 2020, emergencies still surfacing were not regarded presently as they should.
Almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds WHO air quality limits and threatens their health. A record number of over 6000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, with people in low and middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures.
As hundreds of millions have been vaccinated against the pandemic, another challenge has emerged, tens of thousands of tons of extra medical waste from the response to COVID-19 has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a dire need to improve waste management practices, according to a new WHO report.
Globally, the number of new COVID-19 cases increased in the past week (17-23 January 2022) by 5%, while the number of new deaths remained similar to that reported during the previous week. Across the six WHO regions, over 21 million new cases were reported this week, representing the highest number of weekly cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday said the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 was “welcome” in Brazil, because it “may point to the end of the pandemic.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday admitted Omicron variant of the coronavirus was already the dominant one worldwide, accounting for almost 60% of the cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Monday warned that the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 infects those vaccinated and those recovered from coronavirus alike, according to statements from Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.