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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.

Mysterious polio-like disease reported in California

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 13:16

As many as 20 kids have been affected by a mysterious polio-like syndrome in California since 2012, leaving them with paralysed limbs.

Marijuana may halt HIV spread

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:21

A new study has shown that chronic intake of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can protect critical immune tissue in the gut from the damaging effects of HIV infection.

Common HIV drug can kill virus that causes cervical cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:16

In a world-first clinical trial, scientists have found that a commonly-used HIV drug can kill off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer.

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