Health Nov 28

A passenger tries to find a flight as several airlines have stopped flying out of South Africa, amidst the spread of the n...
WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant. WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to follow…

Health Sep 23

Buildings are seen in heavy haze in Beijing's central business district, January 14, 2013. Photo by Jason Lee/REUTERS
U.N. health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

Since the last update, better monitoring and science has cleared up the global picture about the effects of six air pollutants on human health. The agency says 90% of the world's people already live in areas with at least one…

World Jan 14

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.

Jul 19

Virus rebounds around the world, deaths top 600,000

The coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 600,000 and countries from the U.S. to South Africa to India struggle to contain a surge of new infections. Hong Kong issued tougher new rules on…