Argentina says Fernandez in hospital for treatment of fever

Argentina`s President Cristina Fernandez checked into a Buenos Aires hospital for treatment of "an infectious fever," according to a statement issued by the government.

Spain tests 4 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said.

Plane isolated at Madrid airport for Ebola check

An Air France plane was isolated at Madrid's airport on Thursday because of a suspected Ebola case after a passenger was reported to have a fever and shivers, officials said.

Food poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China

At least 320 people in China have been hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning, health officials said Thursday.

Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships
Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships

German sprinter John Degenkolb, who recently won the green jersey as points leader on the Tour of Spain, has been hospitalised in Frankfurt with a fever, his manager Jorg Werner revealed on Wednesday.

One dose of new drug seems safe, effective in treating influenza symptoms

A new study has revealed that single dose of the neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) peramivir has shown promising results in treating influenza symptoms, including fever and viral shedding.

Amitabh Bachchan down with fever, cancels film shoot
Amitabh Bachchan down with fever, cancels film shoot

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is suffering from viral fever and has also cancelled the shoot of his upcoming film 'Piku'.

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Quick guidelines: Treating fever in infants!

High temperatures have been one such common thing that is seen in infants causing fear and confusion among parents. But there's no need to panic even if your baby has temperatures because most fevers are harmless and caused by a mild infection.

Scientists explain how fever originated

Scientists have discovered the reason behind one of the most common medical signs characterized by rise in body temperature, fever.

Cure for deadly Ebola virus comes closer to reality

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

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.

Argentina issues chikungunya virus alert

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

Suspected encephalitis toll in Bengal climbs to 45

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.

Fever outbreak under control in Kerala: Chandy

Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time.

Ghana testing blood samples of suspected Ebola case: Official

Health authorities in Ghana are testing blood samples from a 12-year-old girl who died of a viral fever with bleeding in the country`s first suspected case of Ebola, officials said on Sunday.

Campaign to raise awareness about dengue launched

A nationwide campaign was launched Tuesday to raise awareness about dengue and control its rising incidence across India.

Faster way to catch food poisoning microbes

A team of scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher Sibani Lisa Biswal, has developed a faster method to catch unwanted microbes before they can make people sick with food poisoning.

Reducing fevers raises spread of flu: Study

Taking over-the-counter medication to reduce a fever might help a person to feel better, but may also be increasing the spread of the virus, according to a new Canadian study.

Popping painkillers for flu fever could do more harm than good

A new study has revealed that popping a pill to suppress your flu fever could make flu season worse for everybody, as an analysis has shown that they taken at current levels to treat fevers could cause 2000 flu deaths each year in the US alone.