Health officials have decided to try a completely different strategy in order to fight the Ebola virus outbreak currently ongoing in central Africa especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World Health has received approval to use an experimental Ebola vaccine, using a “ring vaccination” approach in order to tackle the outbreak in the country. This vaccine was developed to help protect people who have not yet been infected with Ebola. It has been proven safe and effective in human trials, but it has not received a license, so it’s still classified as experimental. It is known as VSV ZEBOV or V920 and it was developed by Merck and has demonstrated the ability to cut the risk of infection in human trials.
The World Health Organization is calling for trans fats to be eliminated by 2023. Trans fats are extremely popular with manufacturers of fried, baked and snack foods because they have a long shelf life but they are bad for your health. It increase the risk of heart disease by 21% and the risk of by 28%. The WHO has unveiled a plan that it said would prevent 500,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular disease.