Rotavirus childhood vaccine shortage hits four African countries
WHO estimates that up to 200,000 children die each year of the highly contagious infection, which is the leading cause globally of severe, dehydrating gastroenteritis in children under the age of five.
India confirms Asia's first monkeypox death
India's federal health ministry says the government has formed a task force of senior officials to monitor monkeypox cases in the country, where local media have reported at least five infections.
'Living with Covid': Where the pandemic could go next
The potential wild card remains whether a new variant will emerge that out-competes currently dominant Omicron subvariants.
New monkeypox vaccine centre opens in Paris as infections rise
More than 1,800 people in France have caught the monkeypox virus, with most of the infections in the Paris region, representing around 10% of infections globally.
Monkeypox emergency could last months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say
WHO Europe has forecast just over 27,000 monkeypox cases in 88 countries by Aug 2, up from 17,800 cases in nearly 70 countries at the latest count.
About 1,700 people in France infected with monkeypox, says minister
The viral disease has been spreading chiefly in men who have sex with men in the recent outbreak, outside Africa where it is endemic.
Japan detects first monkeypox case
The patient, a Tokyo resident, went to Europe late last month and had contact with a person who was later confirmed monkeypox-positive before returning to Japan in mid-July.
WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency
Around 65 countries in which monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease as confirmed cases cross 15,600.
North Korea says the nearing end of Covid crisis as Asian neighbours fight resurgence
The North says 99.98% of its 4.77 million fever patients since late April have fully recovered, but due to an apparent lack of testing, it has not released any figures of those that proved positive.
Ghana confirms first outbreak of highly infectious Marburg virus
This is only the second outbreak of Marburg in West Africa.
WHO warns Covid-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over'
Subvariants of Omicron, like BA.4 and BA.5, continue to drive waves of cases, hospitalisation and death around the world, it says.
WHO to reconvene monkeypox emergency committee
There are more than 6,000 cases now confirmed in 58 countries.