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Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

New drug to combat measles developed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 19:16

Scientists have developed a novel antiviral drug that may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and also prevent them from spreading the virus to others.

French scientists lose 2300 samples of deadly SARS virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:47

A prestigious French institute has misplaced about 2,349 vials containing samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus.

Liberia steps up measures to control Ebola virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:46

The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

Virus-fighting genes linked to breast cancer mutations

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:01

Researchers have found evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

Bird flu detected in Japan, 112,000 chickens to be culled

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:40

After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country`s agriculture ministry said.

West Africa Ebola outbreak among `most challenging` ever: WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:43

Ebola virus is becoming the next menace in West Africa and has claimed about 111 lives. Examining the death toll and the dangers that this virus possesses, WHO has declared Ebola outbreak among the "most challenging" ever.

Ebola claims more lives in Liberia

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:52

The deadly Ebola virus has claimed two more lives in Liberia, Minister of Health and Social Welfare Walter Gwenigale said Thursday, taking the death toll to seven in the West African nation.

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