Zika: FAO Director-General says agency is ready to contribute to international efforts
9 February 2016

Rome - Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread.

ASIA (China) Human Avian Influenza A HPAI H7N9
7 February 2016

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification of an additional human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Shantou from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, making a total of 20 cases between December 21, 2015 and February 7, 2016.


WHO to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
WHO statement, Thursday 28 January 2016

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on ‪‎Zika Virus‬. The Committee will meet on Monday 1 February 2016 in Geneva to ascertain whether the ‪‎Zika‬ outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.


Latest Ebola outbreak over in Liberia; West Africa is at zero, but new flare-ups are likely to occur
WHO, Thursday 14 January 2016

LIBERIA Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is not over, more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.


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