World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 1, 2014
US health authorities on Thursday issued a travel warning for three African nations struggling with the largest outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in history.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 31, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 31, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 31, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 29, 2014
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.
World | Adam Nossiter, The New York Times | Monday July 28, 2014
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...
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 27, 2014
An aid organization says a US doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 23, 2014
The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 22, 2014
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 | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 17, 2014
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.
South | Edited by Aashna Harjani | Tuesday July 15, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 9, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 3, 2014
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.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday June 19, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 17, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 15, 2014
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.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 11, 2014
Experts on Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 5, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday June 3, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 2, 2014
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.