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German company begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine

BioNTech test comes a week after clinical trials by Oxford University scientists in the UK.

German company begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine

Asia

Pakistan policeman killed in attack targeting polio campaign

At least one policeman killed, two others wounded in the attack that targeted a polio campaign in Dera Ismail Khan.

Pakistan policeman killed in attack targeting polio campaign

Al Jazeera Selects

Health: Fighting Diseases in Ethiopia and the Philippines

From the islands of the Philippines to Ethiopia's Amhara district, meet the health workers tackling rabies and trachoma.

Africa

Can local and faith leaders help halt the spread of Ebola in DRC?

Local leaders are helping turn the tide on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Health

Measles cases triple around the world, WHO warns

This year, 364,808 measles cases have been reported compared with 129,239 cases in the first 7 months of 2018.

Measles cases triple around the world, WHO warns

Vaccination

UN warns of 'dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates'

According to global agencies, almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations last year.

UN warns of 'dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates'

Ebola

DRC: Ebola case in major city sparks vaccination drive

WHO to convene emergency committee to decide if outbreak now constitutes an international health emergency.

Vaccinations against Ebola begin in DR Congo city of Goma

Africa

DRC: Measles vaccinations suspended over latest Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak in the DRC is affecting urgent medical care for other diseases.

Fault Lines

The Viral Threat: Measles and Misinformation

We examine how misinformation about vaccines has led to the return of measles as the US battles to contain outbreaks.

US & Canada

US measles outbreak: Disease at highest level in decades

Measles has made a comeback in the US as vaccination rates fall and the infection spreads through travel.

Health

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Severity of outbreaks could be worse since only about one in 10 actual measles cases is reported, UN body says.

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

United States

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Some 285 measles cases have been confirmed in the city since the beginning of an outbreak last September.

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Vaccination

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Many people continue to resist vaccinating their kids despite small chance of adverse reactions.

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

A six-year-old boy in Port Moresby is the country's 10th person diagnosed with the disease since its reappearance.

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

Angola

WHO to hold emergency meet over yellow fever outbreak

Health experts to meet on August 31 to discuss counter-measures following a yellow fever outbreak in the DRC and Angola.

WHO to hold emergency meeting to advise on yellow fever