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Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Zika link to new, paralysing disease

Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.

Zika link to new, paralysing disease
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures.

South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak
S. Korea reports three new MERS cases
S. Korea reports three new MERS cases

South Korea reported three new cases of MERS as health authorities remained vigilant about the spread of the virus.

S. Korea reports three new MERS cases
North Korea says it has 'cure' for MERS, Ebola, AIDS
North Korea says it has 'cure' for MERS, Ebola, AIDS

North Korea says it has developed a vaccine that is "very effective" in treating MERS, Ebola and AIDS, the state mouthpiece KCNA reported.

North Korea says it has 'cure' for MERS, Ebola, AIDS
MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?
MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?

As South Korea scrambles to control an outbreak of the killer MERS virus, its fearful citizens have donned surgical masks en masse.

MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?
S. Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases
S. Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

South Korea reported the 16th death in an expanding MERS outbreak and announced financial aid to the tourism industry.

S. Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases
S. Korean MERS cases rise to 122
S. Korean MERS cases rise to 122

South Korea reported 14 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including the first pregnant woman infected by the potentially deadly virus.

S. Korean MERS cases rise to 122
Park postpones US trip as S. Korea MERS death toll hits nine
Park postpones US trip as S. Korea MERS death toll hits nine

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has postponed a planned trip to the United States amid growing public alarm at the MERS outbreak which has now claimed nine lives.

Park postpones US trip as S. Korea MERS death toll hits nine
S. Korea reports 7th MERS death, vows to end crisis
S. Korea reports 7th MERS death, vows to end crisis

South Korea Tuesday reported its seventh death from MERS as the government -- concerned about the economic impact -- said it hoped to end the crisis this week.

S. Korea reports 7th MERS death, vows to end crisis
S. Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections
S. Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections

South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections.

S. Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections
Special Representative for the Ebola Response Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS
WHO names Ebola response chief

The World Health Organization said it had appointed its assistant director-general Bruce Aylward to head its overall response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.

WHO names Ebola response chief
World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost
World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost

The World Bank trimmed its estimates of the economic damage of the Ebola epidemic.

World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost
IMF pressed to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries
IMF pressed to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund is under mounting pressure to cancel the debts of the three poor West African countries hit hardest by Ebolaю

IMF pressed to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries
Jennifer Lawrence. ©REUTERS
Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' stars team up in Ebola video

Jennifer Lawrence says she'd be fine if she got Ebola, in a video that encourages Americans to focus more on West Africans far more likely to die from the dreaded virus.

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' stars team up in Ebola video
Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message
Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute in her annual Christmas Day broadcast to the "selflessness" of medical staff and aid workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.

Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens

Sierra Leone said it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up
Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up

British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola

West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS said on Sunday it will train 150 health workers this week to help tackle the deadly Ebola disease in the worst hit countries.

ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis
IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, had just called for an increase in the country's budget deficit so that it could battle Ebola.

IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis