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World 25 Jul 2019 | 7:40 PM

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

AseanPlus News 07 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Foot-and-mouth outbreak hits Vietnam’s central highlands

HANOI: An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) among pigs has recently been detected in Vietnam’s central highlands Lam Dong province, according to the province’s Department of Agri­culture and Rural Development.

World 03 Apr 2018 | 4:45 PM

U.N. chief urges warring Yemeni parties to reach peace deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the warring sides in Yemen on Tuesday to reach a political settlement to end a conflict that is now in its fourth year and has left 22 million people in urgent need of aid.

AseanPlus News 04 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Anti-dengue vaccine may be connected to three deaths

MANILA: The Philippines said the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunisation.

World 16 Jan 2018 | 10:20 PM

U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods.

World 29 Dec 2017 | 5:22 PM

Special Report - In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief paediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 11:40 AM

Exclusive - Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

World 29 May 2017 | 9:07 PM

Spain arrests 14 on suspicion of making, selling performance-enhancing drugs

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police raided 25 homes, warehouses and gymnasiums and arrested 14 people accused of belonging to a network manufacturing and trafficking performance-enhancing drugs, the interior ministry said on Monday.

World 22 Nov 2016 | 2:12 AM

Bulgaria charges outgoing health minister over vaccine deal

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian prosecutors charged the outgoing health minister on Monday with mismanagement that led to state losses of more than $400,000 relating to an agreement over the supply of vaccines from neighbouring Turkey.