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Four suspected Ebola patients in Kenya test negative

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 18:13

The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

Third person dies of Ebola fever in Nigeria

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:08

A member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas said on Wednesday.

Cure for deadly Ebola virus comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 15:13

World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that the trials of preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus may commence in September, 2014 and might be available by 2015.

Ebola virus disease: Know all about the fatal illness

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 09:46

Ebola virus disease (EVD)or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness in humans, caused by the Ebola virus. The disease has high mortality rate, killing upto 90% of people who are infected.

Campaign launched against dengue in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 23:48

A month-long campaign using videos, folk media, pamphlets and cleanliness drive was launched in Delhi Thursday to educate people about dengue and its symptoms.

Mosquito terminator to check dengue

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 23:45

South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in association with Northern Railway, will launch a "mosquito terminator" Friday to prevent the spread of dengue at railway platforms.

Argentina issues chikungunya virus alert

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 10:10

Argentina has issued a virus alert on the emergence of chikungunya fever.

AES claims 212 live in Assam this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:19

The vector-borne Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) claimed 212 lives while Japanese Encephalitis (JE) 93 in Assam this year, a senior Health Department official said Wednesday.

Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 in Bengal

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:54

With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 today.

Suspected encephalitis toll in Bengal climbs to 45

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:46

One more person died of suspected encephalitis here, taking the toll due to the suspected vector-borne disease in West Bengal to 45 in the last 17 days, officials said Saturday.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:03

The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.