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Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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Cholera Ripping Through Yemen

By Diana Kwon | June 9, 2017

More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

Intellectual property theft, gun violence, scientific failure, and more

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Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General

By Diana Kwon | January 26, 2017

The World Health Organization announces three final candidates for the agency’s top position. 

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Global Food-Related Disease Estimate

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2015

More than 400,000 people—including 125,000 children—die from foodborne illness every year, according to the World Health Organization.

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WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics

By Kerry Grens | April 30, 2015

Just a quarter of countries have an action plan in place to address antibiotic resistance, according to a survey by the World Health Organization.

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WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought

By Bob Grant | October 22, 2014

A new report from the World Health Organization finds that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world than was estimated a year ago.

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Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security

By Jef Akst | September 22, 2014

The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

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A Farewell to Parasites

By Nsikan Akpan | September 1, 2013

Despite a fierce civil war, scientists led a 14-year grassroots campaign that has eradicated a parasitic disease from northern Sudan.

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