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U.S. Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague

Washington - An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Is MERS airborne?

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Thousands of patients misprescribed antibiotics

During the 2013 flu season a new report highlights that antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

First Chikungunya case contracted in U.S.

Miami - A Florida man has become the first U.S. resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Other deadly diseases found in U.S. government lab

Bethesda - The FDA, just days after announcing that it had found decades-old vials of smallpox—inside a storage facility it owned, has announced that the deadly virus wasn't the only dangerous substance it found during a clean out of the facility last month.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New Ebola cases in two African nations

The U.N. health agency has reported about 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The disease, among the deadliest in the world, continues to spread across West Africa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Vials of smallpox found in store room

Bethesda - Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington have found decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

The cost of bovine viral diarrhea

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections result in one of the most costly diseases among cattle with losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year. Scientists are investigating how cows can be protected from the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

India to provide four free vaccines to children

Mumbai - Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a “program to reduce child mortality.”
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Solano County reports first case of potentially deadly virus

Fairfield - Health officials in the San Francisco Bay Area county of Solano confirmed last week that a resident had contracted West Nile virus.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Should hepatitis B screening be introduced?

Los Angeles - Some health professionals are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the 2 billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Tracking chikungunya virus across the globe

Paris - As chikungunya virus spreads across the Caribbean, scientists are attempting to work out the virus’s next steps and understand its partnership with mosquitoes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa: MSF

Dakar - An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Bird flu map produced

Scientists have mapped regions in Asia with the highest risk for transmission and infection of bird flu (of the type H7N9).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Polio antivirals key to eradication effort?

The deadly virus polio has started to make appearances in certain countries. The World Health Organization has warned that polio is now a 'public health emergency'. Scientists are looking at new ways to combat the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

West Africa Ebola death toll has risen to 337

Geneva - The death toll in west Africa's three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever.
In the Media by Chris Wright (AFP) - 2 comments

West Africa Ebola death toll hits 337: WHO

Geneva - The death toll in west Africa's three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Dengue fever cases increase in Florida

Miami - The Florida Department of Health recently announced that 24 cases of dengue fever have been reported. All 24 patients had recently traveled to the Caribbean or South America, acquiring the virus abroad and returning home to Florida.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

MERS-camel link is not so clear cut

A widely reported connection between a man who died from MERS and a camel that he owned might not be so. There is a possibility that laboratory contamination occurred.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Another MERS-camel link

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have detected, isolated, and sequenced Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from a camel that matched the virus derived from the animal’s owner.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pilgrims pour into Saudi undeterred by MERS fears

Mecca - Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom.
In the Media by Abdel Hadi AL-HABTOOR (AFP)

Smallpox decision postponed

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) has again postponed its decision whether to destroy the world’s remaining stocks of smallpox virus.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

U.S. MERS case 'did not' spread from human-to-human contact

Further blood tests indicate that an Illinois resident who came into close contact with an Indiana MERS patient did not contract the virus. This contradicts a previous announcement.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

MERS crosses the state line

Chicago - An Illinois man has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Indiana patient who was recently hospitalized. This is the first confirmed human-to-human transmission of MERS within the U.S.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Leading scientist calls for smallpox stock destruction

London - Gareth Williams, a medical doctor, has said that the smallpox virus is no longer necessary for research purposes and could pose a significant threat were it to escape the confines of the lab. He has called for all remaining stocks to be destroyed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Paul McCartney to fully recover from virus

Sir Paul McCartney, singer for The Beatles, Wings and a solo artist, is expected to fully recover from a virus that caused him to cancel some tour dates.
In the Media by William Suphan - 1 comment

Top 10 Windows antivirus software packages worth checking out

The selection of antivirus software can be overwhelming, but this guide explains the specs of the top 10 Windows-friendly software packages, according to data compiled by Find the Best.
In the Media by Tech News - 3 comments

Potentially deadly virus arrives in Northern California county

Fairfield - Evidence of West Nile virus has been found for the first time this year in Northern California's Solano County, signaling the start of the mosquito-borne virus season.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Paul McCartney cancels Japanese tour due to virus

Tokyo - Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney has been hit by illness and has to regrettably cancel his upcoming tour in Japan, where he has an almost cult-like following. According to tour organizers, 71-year-old McCartney has contracted a virus.
In the Media by Anne Sewell
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