World Health Organization

WHO reports on investigation into origin of COVID-19

Tuesday morning, the World Health Organization held a briefing on its investigation into the origin of COVID-19. There are also recommendations about what the next steps should be, which is why the World Health Organization says this report is really just the beginning.

W.H.O. Declares Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, First Time Since Ebola

(ABC News) — The World Health Organization declared today that the Zika virus has reached the status of a global emergency. By deciding to declare that the mosquito-borne virus is a “public health emergency of international concern,” it allows more money, resources and scientific research to be dedicated to addressing the growing disease. This is the fourth time that the international…

Who declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the disease that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years. Thursday’s success comes after a harrowing…

World Health Organization declares end of Ebola virus in Guinea

(ABC News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Republic of Guinea Ebola-free. It has been 42 days “since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time,” according to a news release from WHO. The West African country will now undergo a roughly three-month period “of heightened surveillance to ensure that…