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Saudi Arabia registers 2 deaths, 16 new MERS corona virus cases

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 23:06

Saudi Arabia`s health ministry announced Saturday two more deaths and 16 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases.

MERS virus can spread from camels to humans

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 14:58

The recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can be transmitted from camel to man, it has been found.

US reports first case of deadly MERS virus

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 10:02

The US reported Friday reported first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Don`t destroy last smallpox stockpiles, scientists urge

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 13:29

Even though smallpox has not infected anyone since 1977, important research on the virus is still ongoing and the world`s remaining stockpiles should not be destroyed, scientists has said.

Saudi Arabia reports 10 new MERS corona virus cases

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:13

Saudi Arabia Thursday reported ten new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)corona virus cases, taking the total number of cases to 371, including 107 deaths.

Ebola virus kills 74 in Guinea

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:27

Statistics released by the Guinean government show that 121 Ebola cases had been confirmed, including 74 deaths, by April 28 in different treatment centres set up by the government and its partners who include the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Potent new anti-HIV proteins found in Australian coral reefs

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:24

Researchers have found a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, which has raised hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection.

Mystery of pandemic flu virus of 1918 solved

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:55

Researchers have now provided the most conclusive answers yet to two of the world`s foremost biomedical mysteries of the past century: the origin of the 1918 pandemic flu virus and its unusual severity, which resulted in a death toll of approximately 50 million people.

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