08 Feb 2021

Ebola Resurfaces in Previous Epidemic Zone of Congo, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement confirming that a deceased woman was found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and has tested positive for the infectious and deadly Ebola virus. The DRC declared a previous Ebola outbreak to be over in June, according to the

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17 Nov 2020

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

According to a recently exposed internal email, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) headquarters in Geneva has experienced an outbreak infecting 65 employees. The infections include five people who had contact with one another and were working on the premises. The UN Health Agency is currently investigating how the outbreak occurred,

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06 Apr 2020

Spearphishing Campaign Exploits COVID-19 To Spread Lokibot Infostealer

A new spear-phishing attack using the World Health Organization (WHO) trademark to lure users has been discovered by researchers at FortiGaurd Labs. The researchers first observed the COVID-19 themed scam on March 27, reporting that threat actors have created a new spearphishing email campaign that spreads the LokiBot trojan. The

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25 Mar 2020

WHO Targeted in Espionage Attempt, COVID-19 Cyberattacks Spike

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been targeted by cybercriminals in a series of attempted attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New evidence also shows that the DarkHotel APT group has tried to infiltrate WHO’s networks to steal information from the organization, although it remains unclear what information the group was

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28 Jan 2019

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Although over 60,000 people have been vaccinated and 4,000 kept under surveillance, the DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area suffering from frequent fighting between various militias and the military. The outbreak recently became the country’s worst ever, with at least 439 dead and 713 infected. Successfully

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17 Jan 2019

The World’s Health Organization’s Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of the leading 10 threats to global health in 2019. The first listed threat is “Air Pollution and Climate Change,” where 9/10 people breathe polluted air daily leading to around 7 million premature deaths per year. Climate change also threatens to

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12 Dec 2018

Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak grow

“As an Ebola outbreak in a conflict-plagued region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to spread after 4 months, there’s a glimmer of hope: An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be helping the communities it reaches. More than 40,000 people have received the vaccine, by far the

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17 Oct 2018

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

“WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened ‘an emergency committee’ on the current outbreak in DRC’s violence-torn North Kivu region, which has killed 135 people since August, the UN health agency said in a statement. ‘The committee will meet on October 17 in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes

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15 Oct 2018

Cote d’Ivoire seizes tonnes of fake medicines as global counterfeit pharmacetucals market grows

Underscoring the extent of the problem in the Ivory Coast and sub-Saharan Africa in general, almost 400 tons of counterfeit medicine were seized in a two year span. In Africa, up to 7 out of 10 medicines are estimated to be fake according to the WHO, with the number shrinking

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03 Oct 2018

DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO warns of “perfect storm”

The WHO has increased its risk assessment of the DRC’s ongoing ebola outbreak, and one that is now the seventh largest ebola outbreak in the history of the virus. 150 confirmed cases and 104 deaths have been reported, with health officials calling the situation a “perfect storm” that could spill

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