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Swine flu claims seven more lives in Rajasthan, toll 212

Seven more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan even as BJP MLA Surya Kanta Vyas tested positive for the virus.

Newly-discovered virus behind US man's death

A newly-discovered virus has led to the death of a man in Kansas, according to media reports.

Virus posing as 'The Interview' movie link hits cyberspace

After triggering a cyber world conflict between the US and North Korea, a potent virus masquerading under the pseudonym of Hollywood movie 'The Interview' has been seen prowling in the Indian cyberspace to attack and damage Android-based smart phones.

10 persons tested positive for swine flu in Chhattisgarh

As many as 10 persons have tested positive for swine flu in Chhattisgarh in the past one-and-half month while no death has been reported so far due to the deadly H1N1 virus.

How to stop common cold, HIV virus in their tracks found

Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.

Cure for HIV on cards as latent virus' secret whereabouts found

A new study has revealed that latent HIV may stay hidden in "quiet" immune cells, suggesting it may become possible to cure and not just control HIV.

Swine flu: Two more succumb in Andhra Pradesh

With temperatures remaining cool, 26 more cases of swine flu have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, with two people succumbing to the virus.

43 people in Delhi test positive for H1N1 virus

Forty-three more people tested positive for H1N1 virus on Thursday including four medicos, taking the total number of cases reported in the national capital to 361, including five persons who died, so far this season.

New outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state

A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.

Present Swine Flu strain less virulent

The strain of Swine Flu being witnessed currently is not as virulent as it was in 2009 but high risk groups need to be alert, a health official said here on Thursday.

How rotavirus causes infection in kids

Considered to be the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the tummy bug rotavirus attacks cells through carbohydrate receptors present on a child's intestinal cells, a new study has found.

Compound to combat respiratory virus identified

A class of anti-viral compounds has shown promise in combating a virus linked to respiratory and neurological infections, says a study.

Four die of bird flu in Libya: Minister

Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country`s internationally recognised government said on Saturday.

Antibodies of llamas can counteract HIV: Experts
Antibodies of llamas can counteract HIV: Experts

British scientists found that the antibodies of llamas can be effective in neutralising a series of viruses, including HIV, the PLOS Pathogens magazine reported.

Chandigarh bird flu: 110 birds culled, Sukhna Lake closed for 10 days

Bird flu scare has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh due to which the area will remain closed for 10 days.

Three swine flu deaths in Hyderabad

Three people have so far died of Swine flu in Hyderabad in the early hours of Wednesday.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

Ebola death toll climbs to 6,583

Nearly 6,600 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Flu vaccines boost immunity against many strains

Researchers have found that seasonal flu vaccines protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types.

Virus probably behind deaths of millions of starfish
Virus probably behind deaths of millions of starfish

Millions of starfish have died in recent months on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico due to an epidemic across the ocean ecosystem caused by a pathogen agent that has been present for decades, recent research shows.