World | Reuters | Friday December 6, 2013
Hong Kong has confirmed its second case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, days after the first, as the virus spreads beyond mainland China, authorities said on Friday night.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 2, 2013
US scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of HIV have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly virus to attack human immune cells, new research showed on Tuesday.
World | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 24, 2013
A three-year-old US girl who was given emergency treatment within 30 hours of being born with AIDS remains free from the deadly virus even after 18 months -the first time HIV has been put into remission in a child.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 4, 2013
The global number of infections with the deadly MERS virus has risen to 136, after hard-hit Saudi Arabia confirmed six new cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Friday August 9, 2013
People infected with a deadly virus that emerged in Saudi Arabia last year may have caught it from one-humped camels, used in the region for meat, milk, transport and racing.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 7, 2013
The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 2, 2013
Three women have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has been hardest hit by the enigmatic disease, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 27, 2013
Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 39 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 25, 2013
Fears of an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia and construction in the holy city of Mecca have forced cuts in the numbers of pilgrims permitted to perform this year's hajj.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 14, 2013
A government-run blood bank in Assam was on Friday accused of spreading the deadly HIV virus among recipients who got infected after a blood transfusion there. The magnitude of the allegations has led the Assam government to institute a probe.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 13, 2013
Panic gripped Saudis in the country's east on Monday, where most cases of the deadly Coronavirus have been detected, witnesses said, as the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom hit 15.
World | Associated Press | Sunday May 12, 2013
The French Health Ministry says a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has been confirmed.
World | Reuters | Thursday April 4, 2013
China said it was mobilising resources nationwide to combat a new strain of deadly bird flu that has killed four people, as Japan and Hong Kong stepped up vigilance against the virus and Vietnam banned imports of Chinese poultry.
World | Reuters | Wednesday March 13, 2013
A Saudi man infected with a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS has died, becoming the ninth patient in the world to be killed the disease which has so far infected 15, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.
India | Written by Rohit Bhan | Tuesday March 12, 2013
With almost a 100 deaths, Gujarat seems to be caught up in the wave of Swine flu cases. With the numbers swelling, the state health machinery has gone in an overdrive to counter the deadly virus which has reared its head in the state almost after two...
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 19, 2013
A new virus that emerged in the Middle East last year and has killed five people is well adapted to infecting humans but could potentially be treated with drugs that boost the immune system, scientists said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 14, 2013
A third patient in Britain has contracted a new SARS-like virus, becoming the second confirmed British case in a week and showing the deadly infection is being spread from person to person, health officials said on Wednesday.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 24, 2012
Scientists have discovered two families of receptors that play an important role in the penetration of the dengue into human cells, paving way for a new therapy to combat the deadly virus.
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Friday April 13, 2012
Swine flu claimed the first life in the city yesterday, with a 23-year-old woman from Dhule succumbing to the H1N1 virus at JJ hospital, a day after delivering a dead foetus eight months into pregnancy. Trushali Laxman Divade was rushed to JJ hospita...
World | Denise Grady and Donald G McNeil Jr, The New York Times | Tuesday December 27, 2011
The young scientist, normally calm and measured, seemed edgy when he stopped by his boss's office. "You are not going to believe this one," he told Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. "I think we have an airborne H5...