Most Child Deaths Concentrated in Ten Asian, African Nations: Study

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR – Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality. The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the

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WHO Issues Yellow Fever Warning as Deadly Outbreak Grows

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA, April 26 – Amid rising concern over a deadly outbreak of yellow fever spreading from Angola, the World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travellers to the African country to heed its warnings and get vaccinated. At least 258 people have been killed and there have been around 1,975

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More Than 50 Killed in Angola Yellow Fever Outbreak

LUANDA, Feb 15 – Fifty-one people have now died in a yellow fever outbreak in Angola, less than two months after it started spreading in the capital, the national director of health said. Health experts say the outbreak has been exacerbated by a breakdown in sanitation services and rubbish collection in Luanda and other cities,

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