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Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse


BAMAKO - Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the hemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday.

Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry

CAIRO - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

11:03am EST

U.N. worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery

PARIS - A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement.

7:09am EST

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor 'stable'

GENEVA - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

21 Nov 2014

International Ebola fight helping but more work needed: U.N. chief

WASHINGTON - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. | Video

21 Nov 2014

Dutch to destroy 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak

AMSTERDAM - Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter.

22 Nov 2014

Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird

BERLIN - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird.

22 Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source

LONDON, - (This story corrects to make clear that the finding that 97 percent of cases were hospital-acquired was from a study of an outbreak in Jeddah, paragraph 10)

22 Nov 2014

Transvaginal mesh trial losses put pressure on Boston Scientific

NEW YORK - Boston Scientific Corp’s back-to-back losses in the first two federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices could drive up the cost of resolving thousands of similar lawsuits, according to legal experts.

U.S., 21 Nov 2014

House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents.

Politics, U.S., 21 Nov 2014