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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak’s spread in west Africa with doctors infected

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown, Sierra Leone International travel and public gatherings limited as deadliest outbreak yet of disease continues to spread in west Africa and infects health staff Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak Alarm has risen further in west Africa over the deadliest outbreak yet of the Ebola virus, with a top Liberian doctor succumbing to the disease, an American ...

  3. News - China - DISEASE

    China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang

    ... hepatitis- a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E- took place in Asia Pacific and were mostly concentrated in China. The appeal by the WHO and the Coalition to Eradicate ... infected by hepatitis B or C virus (also called HBV or HCV), which can lead to acute and chronic infections. Last year the WHO said that China had the highest costs of treating liver diseases ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Mosquitoes spreading chikungunya virus brought home by US travellers

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... Federal officials said it was an unfortunate milestone in the spread of a painful infectious disease that has raced across the Caribbean this year and is apparently now taking root in the US. ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a statement. Health officials urged residents to prevent mosquito bites, but said there was no cause for alarm. "There is no broad risk to the health ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Spanish influenza killed 50 million people in 1918. Now US researchers who have copied the virus have been labelled 'crazy' by opponents Scientists recreate deadly flu in a lab Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that c ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Mers more widespread than thought after infected camels found in northern Africa

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:24pm by BLOOM

    ... was found in almost all blood samples taken from 358 dromedary camels in Nigeria and 188 camels in Ethiopia, according to a study published online by the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. ... the authors wrote in the journal, published by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Mers has sickened at least 614 people, killing 184 of them since 2012, according to the World Health ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    WHO says spread of Ebola cases in Guinea is serious

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:47pm by Reuters

    ... districts north of Conakry previously untouched by the disease- both confirmed outbreaks through laboratory testing, the WHO said. Twelve cases, including four deaths, were reported there between ... corner of Guinea to the capital and into Liberia. Sierra Leone reported its first confirmed outbreak of the disease earlier this week. Families of three people hospitalised with suspected Ebola ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Spectre of Sars weighs on US as Mers virus arrives in Indiana

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago When the Sars outbreak arrived in Toronto on February 23, 2003, carried by a woman travelling from Hong Kong, the disease quickly spread to hospital workers and patients ... promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Atlanta-based federal agency last week sent a team of infectious disease experts to Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, to attend ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Experts warn Mers virus may be mutating after sudden spurt in Saudi, UAE

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting ... in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates- likely involving human-to-human transmission since early last week. The disease, originally identified in 2012 in the Middle East, has also ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Chikungunya virus that recently spread to Americas gaining a foothold in Caribbean

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... illness. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was closely monitoring the spread of the virus and has been advising travellers about how best to protect themselves. ...




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