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Egypt on alert after first MERS case detected

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:16

Egyptian health ministry said Saturday that it discovered the first case of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in an Egyptian man back from Saudi Arabia.

Ebola death toll rises to 72 in Guinea

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:39

The Ebola virus has claimed 72 lives in Guinea since January, according to a latest update from the health ministry of the West African country.

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza, respiratory virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:40

A new study has found that ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages.

Philippines on MERS alert: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:35

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has asked health authorities in the country to raise awareness among the public about the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Saturday.

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.

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