As the world commemorates World AIDS Day, health authorities are warning against complacency as HIV infection rates rise in developing countries.
The French health minister, Marisol Touraine, said the sales tax on condoms will be lowered in France in a bid to encourage people to practise safe sex.
French authorities have issued a rabies warning after a cat died of the disease earlier this week near Paris.
The main story in the African press is the reported death of a Boko Haram leader.
A team of French and Thai scientists has found that dengue fever is spread through a genetic interaction between mosquitoes and the virus that causes the disease.
Two elephants saved from euthanasia acter an outcry led by film star Brigitte Bardot were transferred from a zoo in Lyon to a ranch in southern France owned by Monaco’s royal family.
Measles is a fully preventable disease, but it’s claimed the lives of hundreds of children in Pakistan since the start of the year.
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French health officials say they fear the country’s first case of a deadly Sars-like virus may have infected two other people, including the victim’s doctor.
France has reported the country's first case of a SARS-like virus that has so far killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia.