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Bahrain on alert to fend off MERS virus amid regional concerns

 Bahrain's Health Ministry announced on Sunday it plans to launch a nationwide awareness campaign on the latest outbreak of the deadly Middle Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the region.

Ebola outbreak 'most challenging' as Guinea deaths pass 100

 The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says.

China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

 Central China's Hubei Province has reported an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday.

U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to poultry hatchery

 Health authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico on Monday announced the finding of a strain of salmonella that matches the one detected in a national outbreak.