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WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

By Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease...

WHO: 1st Ebola vaccines to arrive in Uganda next week

By AP News GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that he expects the first doses of Ebola vaccine targeting...

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems during...

South African scientists on the inside story of discovering omicron – and what their...

By Gemma Ware, The Conversation and Daniel Merino, The Conversation What is it like to discover a new coronavirus variant? In this episode of The...

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new US COVID cases

By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the...