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  • First Ebola cases suspected in Mali; regional death toll tops 90

    First Ebola cases suspected in Mali; regional death toll tops 90

    The first possible cases of Ebola are suspected to have been found in Mali, since it first broke out in neighboring Guinea, adding to fears that the deadly virus was spreading across West Africa.

  • Hong Kong chicken slaughter begins after H7N9 found

    Hong Kong chicken slaughter begins after H7N9 found

    Hong Kong began a mass cull of 20,000 chickens on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China, authorities said.

  • Italian woman told cash had 'virus', scammed of $ 2,000

    Italian woman told cash had 'virus', scammed of $ 2,000

    An elderly woman in Italy has been robbed of her savings after two con-women told the pensioner that her USD 2,000 banknotes were contaminated with a deadly virus.

  • Hong Kong confirms second case of H7N9 bird flu in a week

    Hong Kong confirms second case of H7N9 bird flu in a week

    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.

  • Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

    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.

  • Tests suggest baby cured of HIV virus

    Tests suggest baby cured of HIV virus

    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.

  • New Saudi cases lift MERS infections to 136: WHO

    New Saudi cases lift MERS infections to 136: WHO

    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.

  • Camels become prime suspects in deadly Saudi virus outbreak

    Camels become prime suspects in deadly Saudi virus outbreak

    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.

  • Bird flu 'passed between humans'

    Bird flu 'passed between humans'

    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.

  • Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi Arabia: WHO

    Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi Arabia: WHO

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia: one more death from new virus

    Saudi Arabia: one more death from new virus

    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.

  • Virus fears, Mecca work downsizes Saudi hajj pilgrimage

    Virus fears, Mecca work downsizes Saudi hajj pilgrimage

    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.

  • Assam blood bank accused of spreading HIV virus

    Assam blood bank accused of spreading HIV virus

    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.

  • Panic grips Saudis amid fears of SARS-like virus

    Panic grips Saudis amid fears of SARS-like virus

    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.

  • France confirms second case of SARS-related virus

    France confirms second case of SARS-related virus

    The French Health Ministry says a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has been confirmed.

  • China mobilises to fight new bird flu; Japan, Hong Kong on guard

    China mobilises to fight new bird flu; Japan, Hong Kong on guard

    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.

  • WHO confirms 15th case of deadly new virus in Saudi Arabia

    WHO confirms 15th case of deadly new virus in Saudi Arabia

    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.

  • In Gujarat, nearly 100 swine flu deaths this year

    In Gujarat, nearly 100 swine flu deaths this year

    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...

  • Deadly new virus is well adapted to infect humans: study

    Deadly new virus is well adapted to infect humans: study

    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.

  • New SARS-like virus shows person-to-person transmission

    New SARS-like virus shows person-to-person transmission

    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.

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