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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.

New cure found for HIV virus?

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:07

Scientists have discovered new vulnerable site on the HIV virus that can be attacked by human antibodies in a way that neutralizes the infectivity of a wide variety of HIV strains.

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.

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