In today's news roundup, the Philippines battles a dengue outbreak, author Toni Morrison passes away, Venice puts a limit on big boats, and dry weather in Thailand has made a lost temple reappear.
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Congo is struggling with deadly outbreaks of Ebola and measles. The country knows how to deal with these diseases, but confusion and violence are making it difficult to get the situation under control.
The first program to vaccinate children against malaria has begun in Malawi. The new medicine only protects about 40% of the people who get the vaccine, but that is still a huge improvement.
National Park Week ends tomorrow with National ParkRx Day. Doctors and other health care workers are joining with parks in the US, and encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature. They believe it's as good as medicine.
A company called Zipline has begun a drone service to deliver medical supplies by aircraft in Ghana. The company has been providing a similar service in Rwanda since 2016
Violence and natural disasters are making it harder to deal with serious diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
Measles cases are on the rise in the US, with nearly 80 cases reported in January. The governor of Washington state says the measles outbreak there is an emergency.
Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia may have discovered a new test for cancer. If it works, their discovery could allow doctors to test for cancer more quickly and perhaps find cancers earlier.
If you are traveling, it's a good idea to wash your hands often - especially after you go through airport security. The plastic trays are a great way to spread illnesses.
After someone hurts their backbone, they are often unable to walk. Now, scientists have used electrical signals to help people with spine damage begin to take steps again.