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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Senior doctor who treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient dies of the disease

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... on Saturday after it was attacked by club-wielding youths. Their disappearance had raised fears of a nightmare scenario of people with the highly contagious disease wandering the city. Liberia has ... patient" in the country. The disease arrived in Nigeria via Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, 40, a Liberian finance ministry consultant who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25, five days after ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:33pm by AP

    ... casual contact or breathing the same air. Patients are contagious only once the disease has progressed to showing symptoms. And the most vulnerable are health care workers and relatives who come ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal Unsettling questions over how to prevent the spread of the disease Ebola death prompts air travel fears No one knows for sure just how many people ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune International team of researchers have completed genome sequence of the disease strain now raging in Africa, a key step in finding a vaccine Ebola virus yields its ... of breathtaking", said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "To get a whole genome sequence could take four or five months," added Charles Chiu, ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for Ebola fight

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... disease epidemic by sending 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a health-care training and hygiene programme. The announcement came as the UN said China would send more medics to Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174. Obama was scheduled yesterday to travel to the Centres for Disease ...

  6. News - Asia - DISEASE

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites in SE Asia threaten fight against disease

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Worry at spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    US ebola victim receives blood from recovered doctor Kent Brantly

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Omaha, United States US medic who recently recovered from the deadly disease plays key role in helping save a close friend and fellow missionary Ebola survivor gives blood to new victim A US aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and doctors say the man has responded well to the treatment in the past ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Fast-moving enterovirus strikes US children in 12 states, but not adults

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Schuchat on Monday. She said "about 12 states" had reported apparent clusters to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. "The situation is evolving quickly," she ... person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or when someone touches an infected surface. A report from the Centres for Disease Control released on Monday detailed initial reports ...

  9. News - Asia - DISEASE

    Teenager contracts dengue fever in Japan, in first such case in 70 years

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by KYODO

    ... that has happened in nearly 70 years. Around 200 Japanese are infected with the disease while travelling overseas annually, but no domestic infection had been confirmed since 1945, according ... Diseases is probing whether there are other infected people living close to the teenager and has called on prefectural governments to be wary of the disease. The disease does not spread directly ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Bill Gates' foundation gives US$50m to help response to Ebola emergency

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AP

    ... for the world's largest charitable foundation. The Seattle-based foundation said the money would go to the United Nations, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the US Centres for Disease Control ...




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