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A country 'on its knees': Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Hilal al-Asri brought his wife to a hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, nearly two weeks ago, expecting her cholera would be cleared up quickly and they’d be on their way. Today, three of his five children share a bed next…

Epidemic in the US warns WHO

SHAFAQNA - The deadly Zika virus is set to spread in all countries across the Americas, except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization has warned. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of…

New Ebola case discovered

SHAFAQNA - A new Ebola case has been confirmed in northern Sierra Leone by the World Health Organisation (WHO) hours after it announced the end of the epidemic in West Africa. This is the first reported case of the virus since the country…