First case of Zika confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago

By Reuters A 61-year-old woman was confirmed as the first Zika case in Trinidad and Tobago, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed the case after testing a...

FDA issues guidelines to reduce risk of Zika blood transmission

By Reuters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended individuals delay donating blood if they have had a confirmed Zika infection or have been potentially exposed to the virus. While there have been no...

WHO backs GM mosquito trials over Zika

By BBC The World Health Organization (WHO) has backed trials of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes that could be used in the fight against the Zika virus. The WHO also said sterile irradiated male mosquitoes could also...

Excitement at new cancer treatment

By BBC A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission. White blood cells were taken from patients with...

Russia reports first case of person infected with Zika virus

By Reuters Russia has registered its first case of a person infected with the Zika virus after a tourist contracted the disease in the Dominican Republic, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Monday. "The first...

More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

By Reuters More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Cases of the...

First Lady accorded special recognition in Accra, Ghana

By PSCU   First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was accorded special recognition in Accra, Ghana to officially close the 7th Africa Conference on sexual Health and Rights. The host, the First Lady of Ghana Dr. Lordina Gramani Mahama...

Gov’t calls for social integration of PLWD

By KBC Reporter Kenyans have been urged to embrace people living with disability and help integrate them into the society. Dr. Isaac Odongo is urging the public to complement government efforts and integrate children living with...

Strange livestock disease in Uasin Gishu County

By KBC Reporter Strange livestock disease has killed about 10 head of cattle in Uasin Gishu County’s Kipsomba location. Residents are fearing losing more livestock and have appealed to the County government to intervene. The residents claim...

Heart transplant record is ‘remarkable’

By BBC The surgeon who operated on the world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient has said surviving "in excess of 30 years" was "remarkable" John McCafferty, 73, died on Tuesday, 33 years after his operation. Professor Sir Magdi...
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