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Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors
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ANNABELLE LIANG, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, "given the current
Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) â?? Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in the country's north
Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments
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NEW YORK (AP) — A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time. That doesn't mean all those unconfirmed studies were wrong. But it's a stark
New Ebola cases in single digits for 2nd week, says WHO
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says new Ebola cases are in the single digits for a second week in a row, showing that contact tracing efforts are yielding results. The path to zero cases, however, remains a challenge as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia head into rainy
WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press investigation showed a
Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents
Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday. Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin said several people the foreigner had come in close
Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone
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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting rules limiting travel meant to stop it. The election in Guinea in October
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak
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LONDON (AP) — Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics. The early symptoms of malaria
Samsung heir apologizes for MERS spread at Samsung hospital
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir of the Samsung business empire bowed deep in apology Tuesday as criticism mounted over a Samsung hospital's role in spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea. Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologized to MERS victims and patients in his first public speech
Official: 7 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Cholera has killed seven people in the South Sudan capita of Juba, the head of the isolation ward at the nation's main public hospital said Monday. At least 37 cases of cholera have been confirmed but the Health Ministry has not yet declared an official outbreak,
60 pizza-makers create nearly mile-long 'pie' in Milan
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ROME (AP) — The wait was on the long side for the pizza -- 18 hours -- but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long. More than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers worked through the night to create the pizza at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015. Their toil was rewarded
HPA: Steps are being taken to protect Maldivians from MERS
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Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said that they are taking necessary steps to protect Maldivians from MERS Chronic Virus which has been spreading in some countries of Asia since it appeared in the Middle East in last year’s Hajj season. A press release issued by HPA says that they are
North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed. The authoritarian, impoverished nation better known for pursuing a nuclear program despite global criticism announced Friday it has a drug can prevent and cure MERS, Ebola, SARS and
Dengue fever outbreak infects thousands in war-torn Yemen
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. The top health ministry official in the southern port
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