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  • US Issues Travel Warning for Ebola-Hit Countries

    US Issues Travel Warning for Ebola-Hit Countries

    US health authorities on Thursday issued a travel warning for three African nations struggling with the largest outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in history.

  • Fatigue, Fear are Daily Lot of Ebola Fighters: Experts

    Fatigue, Fear are Daily Lot of Ebola Fighters: Experts

    Doctors, nurses and hospital workers fighting the Ebola epidemic in west Africa are struggling with a daily burden of exhaustion, shortage of staff and fear for themselves over the deadly virus, specialists say.

  • Sierra Leone President Declares Public Health Emergency Over Ebola

    Sierra Leone President Declares Public Health Emergency Over Ebola

    Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.

  • Liberia Shuts Schools as Ebola Virus Spreads, Peace Corps Leaves Three Countries

    Liberia Shuts Schools as Ebola Virus Spreads, Peace Corps Leaves Three Countries

    Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Ebola Can Spread Like 'Forest Fire,' US Warns

    Ebola Can Spread Like 'Forest Fire,' US Warns

    The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities have said, urging travellers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.

  • Ebola Spreads While Fears Keep Out Help

    Ebola Spreads While Fears Keep Out Help

    Eight youths, some armed with slingshots and machetes, stood warily alongside a rutted dirt road at an opening in the high reeds, the path to the village of Kolo Bengou. The deadly Ebola virus is believed to have infected several people in the villag...

  • US Doctor in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

    US Doctor in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

    An aid organization says a US doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

  • Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts the Virus

    Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts the Virus

    The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

  • Deadly Virus Detected in Camel Barn

    Deadly Virus Detected in Camel Barn

    Researchers have detected genetic fragments of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn housing a camel infected with the virus.

  • India Home to 3rd Highest Number of HIV-Infected People: United Nations

    India Home to 3rd Highest Number of HIV-Infected People: United Nations

    India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world with 2.1 million Indians accounting for about four out of 10 people infected with the deadly virus in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UN report.

  • Swine Flu Claims 12 Lives in Kerala

    Swine Flu Claims 12 Lives in Kerala

    The deadly H1N1 virus has claimed the lives of 12 people in Kerala so far. The virus, which re-surfaced with the onset of monsoon, is usually at its peak during the rains.

  • Fifty New Ebola Cases, 25 Deaths in West Africa: WHO

    Fifty New Ebola Cases, 25 Deaths in West Africa: WHO

    Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus spreads in families, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

  • Saudi MERS: Philippines Urges its Muslims to Abort Hajj

    Saudi MERS: Philippines Urges its Muslims to Abort Hajj

    The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

  • Morocco Advises Against Hajj Due to MERS Threat

    Morocco Advises Against Hajj Due to MERS Threat

    Morocco's health minister has advised the country's Muslim faithful against making pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year, with the deadly MERS virus having killed nearly 300 people there so far.

  • MERS Cases in Decline, Vigilance Urged for Hajj: WHO

    MERS Cases in Decline, Vigilance Urged for Hajj: WHO

    A surge in cases of the deadly MERS virus has receded, but countries must maintain vigilance for the Muslim pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia, worst hit by the disease, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

  • Bangladesh Reports First Case of MERS Virus

    Bangladesh Reports First Case of MERS Virus

    Bangladesh on Sunday reported its first case of the deadly MERS virus after a Bangladesh-born US resident was admitted to hospital days after returning to his homeland via Abu Dhabi.

  • Experts Collect Litchi Samples in Bihar to Identify Deadly Virus

    Experts Collect Litchi Samples in Bihar to Identify Deadly Virus

    Experts on Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar.

  • Direct Evidence That MERS Comes From Camels: Study

    Direct Evidence That MERS Comes From Camels: Study

    Researchers claimed on Wednesday that they have found the first direct evidence that the potentially deadly Middle East respiratory virus, or MERS, jumps directly from camels to humans.

  • Saudi Review Finds Over 100 More MERS Infections

    Saudi Review Finds Over 100 More MERS Infections

    Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesday that a review of the illness led authorities to sharply revise upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the disease.

  • Sierra Leone Raises Ebola Death Toll

    Sierra Leone Raises Ebola Death Toll

    Sierra Leone raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus on Monday, sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading.

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