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Vaccine for deadly Ebola virus on the anvil

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 20:07

Disabling a protein in Ebola virus cells can stop the virus from replicating and infecting the host, a new study has revealed.

Polio virus from Pakistan detected in Israel

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 19:18

A polio virus prevalent in Pakistan has been detected in Israel, and the WHO says it does not know how the virus travelled all the way there.

Six more cases of MERS virus confirmed: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 13:56

Six more people, most of them health care workers, have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the World Health Organization said today.

Cambodia reports 14th human case of bird flu

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 19:50

A three-year-old boy from Cambodia has been confirmed positive for the avian influenza H5N1, bringing the number of cases to 14 this year, the WHO and Cambodian authorities said Friday.

New method targets dengue virus using artificial microRNAs

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:43

A novel therapeutic approach in which key regions of the dengue genome essential for viral replication are targeted and silenced, can prevent dengue virus from reproducing in humans.

Avian flu virus H7N9 has potential to become global threat

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 19:26

A new study has found that the emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu.

WHO to set up emergency committee on deadly virus MERS-CoV

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 08:57

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will convene an emergency committee next week on the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a top WHO official said.

MERS-CoV doesn’t yet have pandemic potential: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 17:13

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) which was first detected in Saudi Arabia last year does not have pandemic potential yet, according to a new study.

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