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Fungal infections 'threat' to human health, warn scientists

More than one million people die from fungal infections around the world each year, but, there are no vaccines yet.

Three babies affected with Zika virus born in US!

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the three babies, whose mothers were infected with Zika, had brain problems like microcephaly, excess fluid in the brain, abnormal eye development and more.

Epileptics likelier to commit suicide than others

According to a new study, patients with epilepsy are more likely to commit suicide than the general population.

Indian woman with drug-resistant TB sets off scare in US

An Indian woman infected with a rare drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis has created a health scare in three US states and for people on her flight and is now being treated in a special isolation facility near Washington, health officials said on Tuesday.

India reported 18,668 cases of measles in 2012: WHO

India reported 18,668 cases of measles in 2012, recording the second highest number in sub-Saharan Africa and the South East Asian region, according to WHO statistics.

Litchi fruit suspected in mystery illness in India

A toxin in litchi fruits may be linked to a mysterious and sometimes fatal brain disease that has afflicted children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, and neighbouring districts since 1995, US researchers claim.

NACO to formulate spl strategy to tackle HIV-AIDS in NE

After conducting its HIV Sentinel Surveillance, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has agreed to formulate a special strategy to tackle prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the North East region.

Saudi Arabia hires US experts to combat MERS, Ebola

Saudi Arabia's health ministry has hired US experts to help combat the spread of infectious and non-communicable diseases, including the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola, in the country, media reported Wednesday.

Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

 Copper could help prevent the spread of Ebola, according to researchers, who say hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone are insufficient to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

CDC issues new guidelines to protect health care workers from Ebola

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi/Dallas: The Centers for Disease Control on Monday issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

Quiet 'whiz kid' now public face of Ebola fight

Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America's top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard University students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because "overconfidence can kill."

CDC cleared Ebola nurse to fly, mulls travel ban

US authorities allowed a health worker who was later diagnosed with Ebola to fly even after she reported a low-grade fever, and are now considering a travel ban in such cases, a source said Thursday.

US health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever

A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a US health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the US response to the deadly virus.

China warns of dengue risk during National Day holidays

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Monday warned public to stay alert about dengue exposure during the week-long National Day holiday beginning Oct 1.

Yorkshire back Andrew Gale amid `racism`: Reports

Yorkshire back Andrew Gale amid `racism`: Reports

Newly crowned English county champions Yorkshire on Thursday declared their support for captain Andrew Gale following reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Obama

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday.

American doctor cured of Ebola meets Obama

An American doctor cured of Ebola met President Barack Obama Tuesday, as the US leader hammered out a strategy to curtail the deadly epidemic ravaging west Africa.

Obama expands US fight against Ebola

Congress could approve an USD 88 million request by President Barack Obama to back expanded efforts to combat Ebola as soon as this week, in a sign of rising US concern over the epidemic.

US confirms its first case of MERS virus

US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain: US

A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.