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New method to diagnose malaria faster

Finnish researchers have claimed to develop a new system for diagnosing malaria infection faster.

Ebola genomes study suggests virus is mutating fast

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: The deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. Ever thought where did this Ebola virus come from?

According to WHO, caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 before outbreak stemmed: WHO

Zee Media Bureau

Geneva: The rare but deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. According to WHO, caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated today as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Pakistan running out of polio campaign funds

Pakistan's health ministry has said that if new funds are not arranged for the delayed anti-polio campaign, it is likely to halt after two months, Dawn online reported Thursday.

Ebola response `dangerously inadequate,` says MSF official

The international response to West Africa`s Ebola outbreak is "dangerously inadequate," said the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) in Sierra Leone on Wednesday.

WHO wants ban on use of e-ciggs indoors

The World Health Organization has said that use of e-cigarettes should be banned indoors, while sale of the device to children should stop as well.

Ebola outbreak: South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday.

112 passengers screened at Indian airports, one quarantined with Ebola symptoms

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday confirmed that none of the112 Indian passengers, who arrived from African nation Liberia, have Ebola except for one who has been quarantined with suspected symptoms.

Ebola ruled out in Bolivia case

Health authorities here said today they had ruled out Ebola in a traveler from India who arrived ill at Bolivia's Santa Cruz international airport.

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.

WHO workers withdrawn from Sierra Leone's Ebola hot zone

The WHO Tuesday temporarily pulled back its health workers from Sierra Leone`s Ebola hot zone, the Kailahun post, after one of its workers was infected with the deadly disease.

UN health agency announces first staff Ebola infection

The World Health Organization on Sunday announced the first Ebola infection among its experts, describing the infected person as an epidemiologist who had been deployed to Sierra Leone.

WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, is ravaging the three small West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and also has a toehold in Nigeria, Africa`s biggest economy.

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Austria`s health ministry gave the all-clear Tuesday evening after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria. 

Deadly polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

The outbreak of polio infected 445 people and killed 47 percent of them, a rate much higher than a six percent death rate seen during an outbreak in Tajikistan the same year.

Growing unrest sets back Liberia`s Ebola fight

Authorities in Liberia urgently searched today for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum.