World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 VIRUS NOT GOING AWAY IN WARM WEATHER, OR COLD

By Miriam Raftery

March 18, 2020 (San Diego) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispelled hopes that the COVID-19 virus could lessen or go away when the weather warms up.  On its myth busters page, WHO advises that evidence indicates that COVID-19 is being transmitted in all climates, including areas with hot and humid weather, as well as in cold and snow.

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WHO DECLARES ZIKA EMERGENCY AS DISEASE SPREADS WORLDWIDE; ZIKA TRANSMITTED BY SEXUAL CONTACT IN U.S.

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 2, 2016 (San Diego) – The bad news about Zika Virus keeps getting worse.  Days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency over Zika Virus, a patient in Texas has contracted Zika via sexual contact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirms. Zika was initially thought to be spread only by mosquitos. 

RED MEAT AND PROCESSED MEATS LINKED TO CANCER, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS

 

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October 29, 2015 (San Diego) -- Red meats—meaning beef and pork--probably cause cancer.  So do meats that have been salted, smoked, pickled or otherwise processed , the World Health Organization, or WHO, warns. WHO issued those findings in a summary of an upcoming report published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology.

1 BILLION TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS AT RISK OF HEARING LOSS, WHO REPORTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 8, 2015 (San Diego)--Here’s some news that may not be music to your ears.

The World Health Organization, or WHO, reports that over a billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of losing their hearing.