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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.

Saudi Arabia suspends issuing visas over ebola outbreak

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:42

Visas for Muslim pilgrims from Guinea and Liberia in West Africa have been suspended by Saudi Arabia as a "precautionary measure" due to the ebola virus outbreak in the region.

Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:17

Zimbabwe`s deputy health minister said Thursday that the southeast African country is on high alert to the deadly epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, which killed nearly 60 people in Guinea alone.

New tobacco plant fights West Nile virus

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:14

Scientists have developed therapeutics from a new generation of tobacco plant that fights West Nile virus and other pathogens.

Hiding place of deadly virus in body spotted

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 13:42

A common yet deadly virus that hides in specific places in healthy people and is hard to find has now been discovered.

Brazil starts HPV vaccination program

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 08:01

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the country was rolling out a vaccination program to protect five million 11-to 13-year-old girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cause cervical cancer.

Camels likely source of MERS virus in people: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 15:46

A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans, said a study Tuesday.

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