World Health Organization (WHO) News

Cruise Ship Tests Coronavirus Containment As 300 Passengers Return to U.S.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./GENEVA, Feb 17 —More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. The cruise …

Coronavirus Epidemic Could Infect Two-Thirds of World’s Population: WHO Scientist

As the number of coronavirus cases jumps dramatically in China, a top infectious-disease scientist warns that things could get far worse: Two-thirds of the world’s population could catch it. So says Ira Longini, an adviser to the World Health Organization …

Coronavirus Update: Deaths Surpass 900; World Health Experts Head to Beijing

BEIJING, Feb 10 — An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for Beijing to help investigate China’s coronavirus epidemic, which authorities said on Monday had now claimed 908 lives on the mainland. …

New Coronavirus Outbreak: Marsh Recommends Immediate Steps for Multinationals

The effects on multinational businesses from a potentially worsening Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could be severe, which is why they need to review, test and potentially update plans related to business continuity, crisis management and crisis communications, according to Marsh in …

China’s New Coronavirus Doesn’t Always Cause a Fever so Detection May Be Difficult

China’s new deadly virus is more difficult to contain than other pandemics because those infected may not get a fever, a symptom governments around the world are using to screen for the pathogen. The National Health Commission told local governments …

Pandemic Fears Grow as China Steps Up Efforts to Control New Flu-Like Coronavirus

Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to nine on Wednesday with more than 470 confirmed cases, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals. The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from …

Alcohol Abuse Caused 3 Million Deaths in 2016 – and Most Were Men: WHO

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday [Sept. 21]. More than three-quarters of these …

EPA Clears Monsanto Roundup Chemical of Health Risks to Humans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel. The EPA, in a draft risk assessment …

UK’s Aviva Selling $1.3B in Tobacco Company Holdings

Aviva, Britain’s biggest life insurer, is selling about 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) worth of bonds and shares it holds in tobacco companies, joining a global campaign to divest from the industry. The move by insurance companies to sell holdings …

Re/Insurers, Other Global Businesses Have Stake in New WHO Leader

The World Health Organization’s 194 member-states will vote for a new director-general next week, choosing a doctor to lead the planet’s top technical agency on all matters health. With a $4 billion annual budget, WHO’s influence extends to virtually all …